How the IDEAL IMPLANT® Significantly Outperforms Silicone Breast Implants

by | Jun 22, 2021 | Plastic Surgeon Feature

Breast augmentation continues to be a popular cosmetic surgery procedure, with just over 193,000 breast augmentations performed in 2020. While silicone breast implants and unstructured saline implants are still viable options, women can access the latest breast implant technology when they choose the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT significantly outperforms silicone gel for primary augmentation over ten years with both a lower risk of rupture and capsular contracture. Technology has advanced, make sure your surgeon has, too!

In Beachwood, Ohio, Dr. Steven Goldman is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience who specializes in body contouring and breast augmentation. Dr. Goldman was  recently recognized as an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with this advanced implant technology. He’s excited to be among a select group of board-certified plastic surgeons to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT to his patients.

Why Women Choose the IDEAL IMPLANT Over Silicone Breast Implants

The IDEAL IMPLANT is designed to give women a beautiful look and peace of mind. It is a structured implant composed of a series of nested shells that surround the saline, keeping it in place for less wrinkling and rippling. The edges of the implant have also been lowered for a more natural contouring to the chest wall. The IDEAL IMPLANT also allows your surgeon to make smaller incisions because they are not pre-filled. This unique design means women can achieve a natural look without noticeable scars.

There’s also no need to worry about a “silent rupture” when you pick the IDEAL IMPLANT. A quick glance in the mirror will tell you that your implants are intact. “Saline-filled implants are easier to follow for leaks long-term because saline-filled implants deflate, and a patient sees the deflation,” says Dr. Goldman. “Whereas silicone, if it leaks, may not actually look any different.”

In a 2017 Independent Survey, “Women’s Preferences in Breast Implants,” 98% of women reported they would be concerned about silent rupture with silicone gel implants. The FDA recommends that women who choose silicone breast implants obtain an MRI or ultrasound scan every 2-3 years after augmentation in order to detect any silent ruptures.

Women like the IDEAL IMPLANT because it has an extremely low rupture rate of only 3.7% over ten years, for primary augmentations. That’s compared to leading silicone gel implants, where 8.7 to 24.2% of patients experienced a rupture and had to have their implant replaced.

Another common breast implant complication is capsular contracture. Only 6.6% of women with the IDEAL IMPLANT experienced capsular contracture over ten years, for primary augmentations, compared to women with silicone gel implants who dealt with it far more often at rates of 12.1-18.9%. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, you’ll have increased peace of mind knowing your implants are less likely to rupture or develop capsular contracture within the first ten years.

Figuring Out Your Options with Dr. Goldman

How do you know which implant is right for you? When you pick Dr. Goldman as your plastic surgeon, he’ll meet with you one-on-one to discuss your different implant options and talk to you about your cosmetic surgery goals. At your consultation you’ll talk about:

Dr. Goldman will answer any questions you may have at the time of the appointment, and outline a personalized procedure schedule for you.

About Dr. Goldman

Dr. Goldman has trained at some of the nation’s finest institutions and is one of very few surgeons in the country that is double board certified in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). After graduating with honors from Dartmouth College, Dr. Goldman obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a top 20 medical school. Dr. Goldman performed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his plastic surgery residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Case School of Medicine; both are considered to be among the most prestigious residency programs in the country.

His clinical accomplishments have earned him a fellowship in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FAAFPRS) and a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Rhinologic Society, among other groups.

Dr. Goldman received the prestigious TOP DOC award from Northern Ohio Live Magazine in April 2005, and was Interim Chief of Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case School of Medicine until August 2005. He made the transition to private practice in 2006 but remains affiliated with University Hospitals. Dr. Goldman is listed on various Top Doctor and Who’s Who lists, and is currently the Medical Director of Beachwood – Westlake Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa.

What Patients Say About Dr. Goldman

Whether you’re thinking about silicone breast implants or the IDEAL IMPLANT, if it’s your first time going in for cosmetic surgery, you may be nervous about how you’ll heal and how long it will take to resume your daily schedule. Dr. Goldman’s patients appreciate his “Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation” process that allows them to get back to their normal lives as safely and quickly as possible.

“I highly recommend Dr. Goldman. Chose him for a breast augmentation and couldn’t be happier with both the results and recovery. I was walking the same day, actually walked several blocks that evening. I also only used the pain medication the first night, after that there I didn’t need anything for pain. I only missed two days of work. No bleeding, scars are barely visible. This surgery and the recovery period went so much better than I anticipated. Dr. Goldman and his entire staff are such a pleasure to work with, kind, patient and friendly. I’m five months out and my only regret is not having the surgery done sooner!” – review from daum

Considering breast implants in Beachwood, Ohio? Contact Dr. Goldman today to discuss your options. Simply call (216) 514-8899 or visit Dr. Goldman’s office is located at 3618 Park East Dr, Beachwood, OH 44122. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.