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When considering breast augmentation, it is important to know what to expect before and after plastic surgery in Stoneham, MA. All too often, women are not given all the facts, nor do they feel listened to by their plastic surgeon. A woman should be fully informed of the risks and benefits of breast implants to be able to make an informed decision regarding her own body. Plastic surgeons should provide necessary information, and take the time to address the concerns of their patients. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Beast Implant® was created to give women choices—choices that provide the freedom, beauty, and security women deserve.
The Latest in Technology
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Hall is devoted to offering his patients the latest in implant technology, including the IDEAL IMPLANT. The IDEAL IMPLANT is unlike any previous type of breast implant option. While plastic surgery in Stoneham, MA, is full of new products and procedures, the IDEAL IMPLANT is the first of its kind. The advanced internal structure is comprised of a series of shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This design gives women a type of breast implant that provides the peace of mind that comes with saline, and the natural feel commonly associated with silicone gel, as shown in the plastic surgery before and after images found in this article.
A saline implant is, more or less, a bag of sterile saltwater solution. With no internal structure, the implant moves and behaves similar to a water balloon. Women usually experience sloshing, and the implant can even collapse when in an upright position due to the lack of support, which can also cause the skin to wrinkle and ripple.
But many women choose a saline implant for their breast implant plastic surgery, simply because it contains no silicone gel, which equals no risk of “silent rupture.”
Silicone Gel Implants
All silicone gel implants come with the risk of “silent rupture.” When a “silent rupture” occurs, the sticky silicone gel that is used to fill the implant migrates out without a woman knowing there is a hole or tear in her implant. The silicone gel can then travel and spread throughout the surrounding breast and body tissues causing other health complications. Only an MRI scan can detect a “silent rupture.” The FDA recommends that all women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI the third year following their breast augmentation, then every two years thereafter for the life of their implants.
Plastic Surgery Before and After in Stoneham, MA, with the IDEAL IMPLANT
Plastic surgery before and after in Stoneham, MA, with the IDEAL IMPLANT means no chance of “silent rupture” and no need for MRI scans. Women with the IDEAL IMPLANT always know their implants are intact by simply looking in the mirror. If the outer shell happens to develop a hole or tear, the implant slightly deflates, and a woman’s body harmlessly absorbs the saline filler.
A recent study involving the IDEAL IMPLANT found that women with the IDEAL IMPLANT have a substantially lower risk of encountering the complications of rupture and capsular contracture in primary augmentation compared to those with silicone gel implants. The risk of implant rupture with the IDEAL IMPLANT was only 2.1% at eight years following primary breast augmentation, compared to silicone gel implants ranging from 7.2% to 13.6%.
The study also looked at the rate of capsular contracture between the four different implant options. Capsular contracture occurs when a woman’s body forms scar tissue around one or both of her implants, causing an abnormal shape or distorted look to the implant. This can also create discomfort and pain. The IDEAL IMPLANT rate of capsular contracture was 6.6% at eight years following primary augmentation, with the three silicone gel implants comparing at 10.9%, 11.2%, and 16.2%.
Before and After Plastic Surgery in Stoneham, MA, with Dr. Hall
Dr. Hall confidently uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help his patients achieve the results they desire. He recently cared for a woman in her mid 20’s with a tuberous breast deformity that was bothered by the shape and size of her breasts. As they worked together to find a solution to her problem, she chose the IDEAL IMPLANT. Dr. Hall describes:
“She wanted to be fuller, but still natural in appearance. With a tuberous breast, the base of the breast is relatively constricted and narrow and needs to be expanded. The breast is overly ‘pointy’ and needs to have the shape flattened a little. A periareolar round block gortex suture flattens a tuberous breast and improves the shape. She is 5’5” and 132 lbs, but the base width of her breast is just 10.7 cm on her right and 10.5 cm on her left. The inferior areola to the breast fold distance is just 5 cm. So an implant needs to be carefully chosen that will widen the base of the breast but not be too large for the new nipple to breast fold distance, which, with reduction of the areolar with a gortex suture, would be 7 to 7.2 cm. This would suggest, based on the geometry, that an implant with a base width of 11-11.2 cm is the widest that can be used without needing to lower her breast fold. Lowering the fold increases the risk of ‘bottoming out’ and also of a ‘double bubble.’
“She elected for the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant and so the 300cc implant was selected. This has a base width of 11.1 cm so it is just a little wider than the base of her existing breast which helps to widen the base of the breast, but is not too large for her new nipple to fold distance after her periareolar round block suture is placed. The implant was placed in a subglandular plane. The 300cc implant has an empty implant volume of 37cc due to the internal baffles, and the back/inner lumen is designed to be filled to 188cc. The front lumen can be filled to 75cc to give a moderate profile and total volume of 300, or to 115cc, to give a high profile and a total volume of 340cc. In her case, a moderate profile has a better effect and the implant was filled to 300cc total volume. She is shown before and, again, just 3 months after surgery.
“The scars around the areola will typically continue to fade and improve over the first 2 years after surgery. She is already thrilled with her new shape and size. It would have been difficult to use a larger implant in her case and still maintain a natural appearance because of the tissue dimensions of her breast.”
Below are images of before and after plastic surgery in Stoneham, MA, by Dr. Hall using the IDEAL IMPLANT.
More About Dr. Hall
Dr. Hall is a leading plastic surgeon in the Boston area. Women in Stoneham, MA, both before and after plastic surgery, trust Dr. Hall will answer their questions and truly listen to their concerns. He spends one-on-one time with his patients to ensure they understand their options, and feel confident in their breast implant choice.
Dr. Hall has received multiple awards and recognitions for his plastic surgery in Stoneham, MA. In 2015, the US News & World Report recognized him as top-rated in his specialty, as well as in 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011. He was also named a “Top Doc” by Boston Magazine for the last ten consecutive years, most recently in 2017.
Dr. Hall is committed to providing personalized care. With his exceptional bedside manner, unsurpassed knowledge, and extensive training, Dr. Hall can help you reach your goals. Are you considering breast implants in Stoneham, MA? Contact Dr. Jonathan Hall today to discuss your options. Simply call 781-279-7930, or visit www.drjhall.com. Dr. Hall’s office is located at 92 Montvale Avenue, Suite 3300. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.