Dr. Jane Rowley is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training, experience, and skill. Dr. Rowley graduated from Creighton University in 1985 then continued on to Creighton University Medical School, graduating in 1989. Dr. Rowley completed a full general surgery residency as part of her training in a time when many plastic surgeons were skipping that step in order to speed up their training. This dedication has put her a step ahead of colleagues in the field and gave her the opportunity to take part in a one-year surgical research program and six-month international surgery training. After completing her general surgery training, Dr. Rowley studied plastic surgery at New York University’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, one of the premier plastic surgery programs in the country. After such extensive training, research, and experience Dr. Rowley is proud to provide women in Lubbock plastic surgery options and high quality care.
Choosing Breast Implants: Beautiful, Natural Look and Feel
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery, so women are rightly concerned about how their breast implants will look and feel once placed. A breast implant that shows ripples or wrinkles under the skin will leave a women feeling self-conscious. A breast implant that is smooth, soft, and natural looking gives women their ideal body after a breast augmentation. Two breast implant types, silicone gel and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, give women the natural, beautiful results they desire. This is because, unlike the third type (saline breast implants), silicone gel and the IDEAL IMPLANT keep their shape without wrinkling or rippling. A silicone gel breast implant is filled with thick, sticky silicone gel that can be similar in consistency to honey or even gummy bears (hence some silicone gel breast implants earned the nickname “gummy-bear implants”). The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is filled with saline but has an internal structure of baffled layers to restrict the flow of saline throughout the implant. This internal structure gives it a smooth feel and a natural look without wrinkles or ripples. Before your breast enhancement, look at before and after pictures from Dr. Rowley and ask about the different implant types to see what Dr. Rowley and her patients have to say.
Choosing Breast Implants: Peace of Mind
When women think about breast implants, they usually think about how their body will look, how they will fit into their clothes, and their improved self-esteem. But women need to consider their peace of mind as well. In a recent independent survey of 933 women, 98% said they would be somewhat to constantly concerned about a silent rupture occurring with silicone gel breast implants. A silent rupture happens when a silicone gel implant begins to leak without the patient knowing. This anxiety may be brushed off by some surgeons who focus on look and feel rather than your peace of mind.
The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant was developed by a plastic surgeon who listened to his patients concerns about anxiety and wanted an option that would give them beauty without compromise. There is no need to be anxious about the status of your breast implant with the IDEAL IMPLANT because a rupture will be immediately evident and the saline inside will be naturally absorbed by the body. After her extensive experience in Lubbock plastic surgery, Dr. Rowley has seen the compromise her patients had to make between beauty and peace of mind. Now Dr. Rowley offers the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants so her patients no longer have to choose between beauty and peace of mind. Dr. Rowley tells us “I feel confident with the IDEAL IMPLANT that I’m giving my patients that peace of mind.”
Breast Implant Complications
Breast Implants, like any other surgical devices, come with risks you should be aware of. The FDA states, “breast implants are not lifetime devices. The longer you have breast implants, the more likely it is that complications will occur and you will need to have them removed.” Not all breast implant types are equal in terms risks such as rupture rate and capsular contracture rate. Fortunately the FDA collects data prior to approving these devices for the market and as an educated consumer you can look at this data to help you choose the best breast implant for you.
Breast Implant Rupture: A rupture occurs if there is a tear in your breast implant and the saline or silicone gel begins to leak into surrounding tissue. This could happen for a variety of reasons at any point in the life of the implant, although the rate of rupture increases over time. The FDA recommends removal of any ruptured implants so choosing an implant with a lower rupture rate will put you at a statistically lower risk of needing an additional operation. The following table shows the rupture rate for primary augmentation of one of the top silicone gel breast implants, Allergan, and the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.
(7-year Core study data)
Capsular Contracture: Capsular contracture happens when the scar tissue surrounding the breast implant begins to contract and tighten. The breast can become misshapen and painful. This complication, like rupture, can happen to any implant at any time. Doctors are unsure what exactly causes capsular contracture, although there are surgical protocols in place that lower the risk, and you can pick an implant with a lower rate of capsular contracture. The following table shows the capsular contracture rate for primary augmentation of one of the top silicone gel implants, Allergan, and the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.
|Capsular Contracture Risk
(7-year Core study data)
Breast Implant Revision: If your breast implant encounters complications you may need a revision. You can either remove and replace your implants or remove them without replacement. The type of implant you choose will dictate how difficult the removal and replacement surgery will be. Dr. Rowley gives more insight into this process and the differences between removal with silicone gel implants and the IDEAL IMPLANT,
“There’s a big difference between removing a ruptured IDEAL IMPLANT and a ruptured silicone gel implant. A ruptured IDEAL IMPLANT can be removed easily with a local anesthetic. A silicone gel implant, if they’re not ruptured, can come out that easy. But if they are ruptured most of the time its stuck, and it bleeds, and you have to put drains in. So it’s not an easy recovery, it’s not an easy surgery. With an IDEAL IMPLANT I can almost guarantee them ahead of time, if your implant is leaking it will be easy to remove and replace, you will be back to work in a day or two at the most. With a silicone gel implant I’ll say, ‘I don’t know what your recovery is going to be, it might come out easily it might not come out easily. You might need to take week off work, you might have to take two days off work.’”
As you can see, selecting a breast implant is an important step in your Lubbock plastic surgery journey and can have implications for future operations and complications. While no one knows what complications you might encounter, you can be sure that the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant gives a similar look and feel to silicone gel breast implants, but has lower rate of complications. To learn more about how different breast implant types compare visit our breast implant comparison page.
Schedule Your Lubbock Plastic Surgery Today
Considering breast implants in Lubbock? Contact Dr. Jane Rowley today to discuss your options. Simply call 806-792-3715 or visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Rowley’s office is located at 3519 22nd Place, Lubbock, TX 79410. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.