Do you want a breast enhancement, but worry you will look “fake” with visible ripples or wrinkles? Maybe you have heard silicone gel breast implants can provide the look of natural breasts, but you are concerned about complications like silent rupture. Women used to have to choose between the beautiful look of silicone gel breast implants and the peace of mind of saline breast implants. Now there is a third option, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. With the IDEAL IMPLANT women can get beautiful, natural looking results with the peace of mind of only saline inside. Dr. Constance Barone, a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio, tells us why her patients love using IDEAL IMPLANT.
Dr. Constance Barone: Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio
Who is Dr. Constance Barone? She is one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in the nation. In her 25+ year career, Dr. Barone has seen countless women achieve confidence through cosmetic surgery. She is recognized as a teacher, author, and innovator in the field of plastic surgery. At her plastic surgery clinic, Barone Plastic Surgery, she works hard to ensure every patient reaches their aesthetic goals. Dr. Barone’s brand new, state-of-the-art facility offers safety and efficiency to every patient. At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Barone will create a customized treatment plan for you.
Dr. Barone began offering the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant because she wanted her patients to have more options for breast implants, and was recently recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because of the extensive experience she has using these implants.
Your Breast Implant Options
What options will you be faced with when choosing breast implants? At Barone Plastic Surgery, you will receive information about all the breast implants currently available. Dr. Barone tells us, “I feel very strongly that you have to expose patients to all the different types of implants and give them the positives and the negatives about all the implants, and what the requirements are to maintain those implants. Without presenting the structured implant to women today I feel that it’s a lack of informed consent.” Here is a quick primer on the breast implant types you will find at Barone Plastic Surgery.
- Silicone Gel Breast Implants: These breast implants are comprised of a solid silicone shell filled with silicone gel. Silicone gel is thick and sticky, providing stability and a look that resembles natural breasts. Dr. Barone says, “Women love the feel of silicone. It feels very natural. What they didn’t love is that you have to get an MRI at three years and every two years thereafter.” Despite the FDA recommendation that women get MRIs every few years, many women used to choose silicone gel breast implants because of the natural looking results.
- Saline Breast Implants: Saline, a salt water solution, has many medicinal uses including hydration through an IV. In saline breast implants, the saline is held by a solid silicone shell, the same type of shell used for silicone gel breast implants. Because saline is not as dense as breast tissue, these implants can ripple or wrinkle under the skin. Dr. Barone tells us, “one of the things I hated—and most women hated—about the saline was the unnatural feel of the saline implants. They felt like balloons underneath the chest wall.” Still, many women choose saline because they know the saline will be naturally absorbed by their body if the implant ruptures.
- IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants: IDEAL IMPLANT was developed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who wanted to give his patients a different option for breast implants. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants have a solid silicone shell, like saline and silicone gel breast implants. However, they also contain an inner structure with two chambers and baffled layers to control the flow of saline. Women love the natural look this provides, while still enjoying the safety of only saline inside. With the IDEAL IMPLANT there is no need to sacrifice your peace of mind for beautiful results. Dr. Barone says when she sees patients, “I show them the silicone gel implant. I show them the saline implant. And I show them the IDEAL IMPLANT. And I let them make that decision. And they feel it and, almost always, they pick the IDEAL IMPLANT.”
You deserve to have options for your cosmetic surgery in San Antonio. Not every plastic surgeon offers every type of breast implant. To have access to all the options listed above visit Barone Plastic Surgery.
IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants and Silicone Gel Breast Implants
What makes IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants stand out against the other implant options? As Dr. Barone said, women love the natural look of silicone gel breast implants but don’t like the maintenance required or the risk of complications. If a silicone gel breast implant begins to leak it may be a silent rupture, meaning the patient will not know of the leak without an MRI. The cost and inconvenience of repeated MRIs are unappealing to many women. In addition, the FDA recommends removal of ruptured silicone gel breast implants even if they aren’t causing symptoms like misshapen breasts or pain. Dr. Barone tells us this removal is not always easy because, “when silicone gel leaks and you don’t know it, it’s pretty sticky.”
There are several reasons a silicone gel breast implant might rupture. Dr. Barone explains,
“the implant starts to wear down. Sometimes there’s a ridge in the implant, and sometimes there’s not. Sometimes the implant just sweats silicone gel without actually having a leak, because the outer shell starts to break down. So, the FDA said listen, these implants are not considered lifetime devices, and we’d like for you to change them out every 10 years, because this outer shell doesn’t maintain its integrity and the silicone just starts to leak right out.”
With silicone gel breast implants many women feel that they have to compromise their peace of mind for the look of natural breasts. Now, with the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, women know the status of their implant without an MRI – they can just look at their breasts to see that they are intact. If an IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, the saline inside is naturally absorbed by the body.
IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants And Saline Breast Implants
IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are filled with saline, so what makes them different from other saline-filled breast implants? The internal structure sets IDEAL IMPLANT apart, giving the implant more stability and less risk of visible ripples and wrinkles. Saline breast implants are not as dense as breast tissue, and many women complain about the look and feel. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants provide a fuller look with upper pole stability that moves and feels similar to natural breasts.
In addition, Dr. Barone explains, “if they deflate, they have two chambers, an inner chamber and an outer chamber.” That means a deflation will most likely only affect one chamber, leaving your implant partially intact. While your breast implant still needs to be replaced after a partial deflation, with the IDEAL IMPLANT, a deflation is not an emergency situation. You will be able to plan a removal and replacement on your own schedule.
Compare Complication Rates Before Your Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio
What is the likelihood you will encounter complications after your breast augmentation? The answer depends on the breast implant you choose. The FDA collects data on complications so women can evaluate them and pick the best breast implant. According to the FDA the most common breast implant complications include capsular contracture and rupture/deflation.
- Capsular Contracture: The FDA explains capsular contracture as “the hardening of the breast area around the implant. It can occur in the tissue surrounding one or both implants. This hardening causes the tissue to tighten, which can be painful.” There are different levels of capsular contracture with the most severe requiring surgery to correct.
- Rupture/Deflation: Implant rupture can happen to any type of breast implant. When a hole forms in the shell of the implant the filling, whether silicone gel or saline, will begin to leak out. A saline-filled implant, such as the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, will deflate slowly yet noticeably. The saline flows out and is naturally absorbed by the body. In silicone gel breast implants, the silicone gel often stays close to the breast implant after a rupture, which is why it can be difficult to detect. The sticky silicone gel may come into contact with your breast tissue while you are unaware a rupture has even occurred.
While the look of natural breasts is important, complication rates are also important. Rupture and capsular contracture rates in silicone gel breast implants are high. In FDA core clinical trial data, rupture rates in some silicone gel breast implants at eight years after a primary breast augmentation are as high as 13.6%. Capsular contracture rates are as high as 16.2%. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants have demonstrated lower risk rates. At eight years after a primary breast augmentation, the rupture rate of IDEAL IMPLANT is 2.1%, and the capsular contracture rate is 6.6%.
According to Dr. Barone IDEAL IMPLANT is “a total game changer. It also has the lowest rate of scar tissue formation, called capsular contracture, compared to silicone. In addition, you don’t have to worry about MRIs, because there is no risk of silent rupture of silicone, because this does not have silicone gel in it.” With a natural look, one of the lowest rates of complications, and no anxiety about the status of your breast implant, IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant truly is an ideal choice.
What Dr. Barone’s Patients are Saying About their Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio
Are Dr. Barone’s patients satisfied with their breast augmentations? Read what some of her patients have said about their experiences and newfound confidence.
One patient who chose to replace existing implants with IDEAL IMPLANTS said, “I chose to do the second surgery to IDEAL IMPLANTS because I was really nervous about the rupture rate of silicone gel implants. I do love the natural look and feel of the IDEAL IMPLANTS, they’re just very beautiful. I love the natural look that they give me.”
A mom and recent IDEAL IMPLANT patient said, “I decided to get this change because I have three kids and I’m not having any more, so now it was my time, and I just wanted to feel pretty again, back to my normal self…I absolutely love everything about my body now. I don’t feel uncomfortable when I go and workout at the gym, I just love it.”
A first time plastic surgery patient said,
“My experience with Dr. Barone was fantastic! I received a breast augmentation with the IDEAL IMPLANT. This was my first time having a plastic surgery procedure and I am very happy with my overall results. Dr. Barone answered all my questions and always gave me her full attention. The surgery itself went very smooth and I was very comfortable. I am so happy with my results, and have already referred her to friends and family. I could not have asked for a better first experience with augmentation.”
A patient who had multiple procedures said, “Dr. Barone and her staff are absolutely amazing! From the initial consultation the staff was so kind, efficient, and knowledgeable. Dr. Barone listened to the things I desired and then was straight to the point with her thoughts. On top of that she also answered all of my questions with detailed explanations. I have never felt like I was in safer hands. Due to weight loss I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation with IDEAL IMPLANTs and it has been nothing short of AMAZING. This team is incredible and I would recommend them to absolutely everyone I know. I can’t wait to get back in for part two! Thank you Dr. Barone for helping me change my life!”
How You Can Get the IDEAL IMPLANT for Your Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio
IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are only available through experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Barone is one of the exclusive surgeons in the San Antonio area to offer them. If you want to learn more about this exciting new option visit Barone Plastic Surgery today and talk with Dr. Barone.
Considering breast implants in San Antonio? Contact Dr. Constance Barone today to discuss your options. Simply call 210-268-1596, or visit www.baroneplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Barone’s office is located at 9502 Huebner Road, Building 2, Suite 202, San Antonio, TX 78240. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.