Knowing the Different Types of Breast Implants

by | Jul 26, 2018 | Breast Implant Complications, Breast Implant Education Center, Breast Implant Options, Plastic Surgeon Feature

Before you make an appointment to discuss breast augmentation with your plastic surgeon, make sure you know the benefits and drawbacks of the different types of breast implants. Why is this important? As Dr. Constance Barone, a board-certified plastic surgeon from San Antonio points out, your breast implant will be with you for at least 10 years, and potentially for your entire life. Choosing an implant with a low rupture rate and low capsular contracture risk will mean you are less likely to need a revision in the future. At the same time, you should choose an implant that makes you feel confident and beautiful. There is a new implant technology that gives women both peace of mind and a beautiful look: the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

Breast Implant Complications as Explained by Dr. Barone

All types of breast implants come with their own risk factors. Educating yourself on these will help you make an informed decision in your surgeon’s office. In her video, Dr. Barone explains some of the complications associated with silicone gel filled implants: “The silicone starts to leach out of the sleeve” so the FDA recommends removal and replacement after 10 years. If your implant ruptures, the silicone can leak into the surrounding tissue and ”can cause calcifications which can look questionable on mammograms.” The contents of saline implants, such as the IDEAL IMPLANT, can be safely absorbed into the body in case of rupture. There is no need to replace a saline-filled implant after a certain amount of time, unless it has ruptured. To learn more about the low rupture rates and low capsular contracture rates of IDEAL IMPLANT compared to the top silicone-gel implants visit our implant comparison page.

Natural, Beautiful Looking Implants

Saline implants can begin to ripple and look less natural. IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants has solved this problem by nesting shells within the implant that give it stability. Dr. Barone notes traditional saline implants have a “more balloony feel versus IDEAL IMPLANT which has many shells within the implant which gives it a buoyancy.” Additionally, the IDEAL IMPLANT “has a very similar texture and feel” to silicone gel implants.

Dr. Constance Barone Gives Women Options

Dr. Constance Barone is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Barone has been recognized for her high level of skill and innovative techniques. She uses her expertise to ensure her patients receive the best possible care. Because of this, Dr. Barone offers the IDEAL IMPLANT to her patients choosing between different types of breast implants. Dr. Barone knows you want beautiful results without sacrificing your peace of mind.

Considering breast implants in San Antonio? Contact Dr. Constance Barone today to discuss your options. Simply call 210-614-0400 or visit 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.