Stephanie Conley has been thinking about getting breast implants for 17 years because she has always been self conscious. After long consideration, Stephanie has finally booked her appointment. She made sure to spend a significant amount of time researching the different types of breast implants and the various surgeons available. Wanting to be informed and make the right choice for her body and lifestyle, Stephanie asked her surgeon numerous questions and made sure she felt completely informed. With eleven more days to go until her procedure, she tells us a little about the process and her decision:
“Since I was about 16, I’ve had multiple lumpectomies. Nothing resulting in anything serious, but I obviously have a loss of tissue. And so it was one of those things where I can balance it out with a bra, but I didn’t have the look I wanted if I was in a bathing suit or I wasn’t wearing a bra. So it was definitely a confidence issue for me. I was self conscious. And I had thought about it for a long time, and it just kind of got to the point where I was ready to make a change, and I’d heard about the IDEAL IMPLANT [® Structured Breast Implants], but I didn’t know a lot…
“So I started looking around and I found Dr. Creech as one of the doctors for the IDEAL IMPLANT, and he had done a surgery for me when I was a teenager on my ears…And so it seemed worth it for me to go talk to him and talk about the safety. And I really didn’t want a silicone gel implant. I’m really apprehensive about the possibility of the silent rupture. I don’t want the upkeep of an MRI every couple of years. It was just something that, to me, wasn’t worth it with that type of [breast] implant.”
Wanting the feel of a silicone gel implant without having to deal with the worry of a possible silent rupture and frequent MRI visits, Stephanie decided to go with the IDEAL IMPLANT. She now has the peace of mind going into her surgery that the type of breast implant she chose has the lowest risk of rupture rate. She knows that if the implant does rupture, she will be able to tell right away, and the saline solution inside the implant will be harmlessly absorbed by her body. Because of its multi-layered shell structure, the IDEAL IMPLANT is known for keeping its natural looking shape and feel. With the IDEAL IMPLANT becoming more well known, women are starting to realize it is the obvious choice when considering types of breast implant.
Stephanie trusted Dr. David Creech from her previous surgery, and knew that he provided the implant she was wanting. She felt comfortable asking him about the IDEAL IMPLANT and knew that he would address any questions she had as well as help her choose the proportional, natural looking size implant she desired. When deciding on which surgeon to choose, Stephanie said that once she saw Dr. Creech’s website, the answer was pretty simple:
“First I went out to his website. I was looking through a few doctors that I had heard of in my area. And I went out to his website and I saw that he was an IDEAL IMPLANT surgeon…[During the consultation], he helped me with sizers; that was our main way to figure out what would look best. But he was really helpful in guiding me into the right direction of what size was going to look right and what was going to give me the look I was going for after explaining my goals.”
The surgeon you select to perform your procedure matters just as much as the type of breast implant you choose. Dr. David Creech is a Board Certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and concern for his patients. The goal of his practice is not just to obtain beautiful cosmetic enhancement results, but also to provide patients with an excellent overall experience. The number one priority is the patient. From the moment patients first walk through the doors of the office he wants them to feel comfortable, cared for, and appreciated. Dr. Creech and his excellent staff are now one of the exclusive places that offer the latest type of breast implant in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT.
“Patients have many choices to consider.” states Dr. Creech. “My job includes educating patients so they can make a well-informed decision. Every procedure I perform is highly customized. There is no substitute for experience and the use of technology with a well-documented track record and history of success. We see new technologies come and go, that are hyped in the marketplace as the ‘next greatest thing.’ It takes experience to know what works and what does not, and if one method is truly superior to another.”
Dr. Creech has seen trends come and go with types of breast implants, and he stands behind the quality and innovative technology of the IDEAL IMPLANT. This is precisely why he has chosen to become part of the exclusive group of surgeons who now offer and recommend the IDEAL IMPLANT to patients. Because it’s exclusively offered in only certain places, women like Stephanie occasionally have a hard time finding information or other women’s experiences with the IDEAL IMPLANT. She hopes to change that by opening up about her experience:
“…one of the reasons why I am so willing to [open up] is because I know it was hard for me to find people that went with the IDEAL IMPLANT and I use social media a lot and found some people that way. I actually am chatting with a girl that I met online that had hers today, so we are going to compare experiences. But it’s definitely harder to find, and when I talk about it … Because most people immediately assume you’re getting silicone gel. And when I talk about the IDEAL IMPLANT, they don’t know what it is. So I would definitely like to have more stories out there for people.”
As the IDEAL IMPLANT continues to grow as one of the most sought after types of breast implant, information will be easier to find and women will hear more and more positive experiences that they can use to help them make the right decision for their individual lifestyle. As Stephanie explains,
“…with the IDEAL IMPLANT having the saline option but also reducing the wrinkling and getting that more natural and similar to what you would feel with a silicone gel implant, to me that was worth it. I wouldn’t have ever done a silicone gel, but knowing I could do the saline safer option, that was worth it to me.”
Considering types of breast implants in Chandler? Contact Dr. Creech today to discuss your options. Simply call 480-899-3737, or visit www.davidcreechmd.com. Dr. Creech’s office is located at 485 S. Dobson Rd. Suite 217 Chandler, AZ 85224. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.
At ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California, you can be positive that you’ll receive the best care by Dr. Karen Leong. She understands what women look for when it comes to treatments for their face, breasts, and body. We recently interviewed Dr. Leong to learn more about a typical consultation and her thoughts on the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.
Tell us a little bit about you and your practice.
“I have been in practice for a couple years now. I am an East Coast girl at heart but I love it here in California and I’m very excited to speak with you today.”
Can you tell us a little bit about what areas you focus on?
“In my practice, my philosophy is to journey with you throughout your life. I’m a woman, which means I’m going to go through the same body changes as you, and I want to be with you every step of the way. Your passions are my passions. I care about my face and my breasts and that’s what I want to focus on with you.”
Can you walk us through a typical consultation?
“When a woman comes in for a breast consultation, she usually has something in mind. Whether she wants to go bigger, perkier, smaller, or change the implants she currently has, she has an idea of what she wants. She tells me what she’s aiming for, and I work with her to achieve those goals. I talk with her through all the breast implant options. They may have concerns about ruptured implants, how silicone gel compares to saline, or the feel of the implant. We talk about what’s possible and make a plan together.”
How did you hear about the Ideal Implant?
“I heard about the Ideal Implant a couple of years ago. I was intrigued because if I were going to choose an implant for myself, I would want the security of knowing that if it were to burst, I don’t have to worry about silicone gel in my body. The fact that the burst rate of the Ideal Implant is less than 1.8% is amazing. The fact that if I have to worry about scar forming around the implant, that the rates are lower than both traditional saline and silicone gel implants. Plus, if I can have an implant that feels and acts like a silicone gel implant without the risks, I’m in.”
What’s been your overall impression of the Ideal Implant?
“After having Ideal in my practice, I find that I have pretty much gotten rid of traditional saline implants. I just don’t see any benefit in a water balloon when you can have something that looks and feels natural, lasts a long time, and has fewer complications. My patients feel the same way. Their biggest desires are to have a natural feeling implant with fewer complications, which this is. When we talk about price point I think it’s comparable. It’s an investment because if you’re looking at this in the long term, 10-30 years, is $200 a big difference? No. Think about what you’re buying and getting out of it and it’s worth it every time.”
How long can a woman expect her breast implants to last?
“If a woman has a silicone gel implant, my personal recommendation is to replace them every 10 to 12 years. They tend to break around that time and the FDA recommends that you have an MRI to look for ruptures. With the Ideal Implant, because it’s filled with saline, which is just salt water, you don’t have to worry about MRI’s and you save on that additional cost. If it breaks it’s not dangerous to you. Because of that, you don’t have to replace the Ideal Implant every 10 years, you can keep going as long as they do.”
What has been your experience with the Ideal Implant as far as patient satisfaction?
“For people who switch from their old implants to the Ideal Implant, it’s a world of difference. They’re just softer, more natural, they don’t ripple, and they have peace of mind. They’re very happy.”
What would you tell other surgeons about the Ideal Implant?
“It’s very easy to use. You can use a smaller incision than you would with the silicone gel implants. In terms of wound healing, lower rates of capsular contraction, and an almost non-existent rupture rate, it’s a really nice addition.”
Could you give us a quick sum up of your thought and feelings on Ideal?
“This is the implant I would choose for myself. It’s natural feeling. It’s filled with saline, so I don’t have to worry about rupture, complication rates are low, and satisfaction is really high. Plus it’s only offered by board certified surgeons. For me, the choice is pretty easy.”
Why do patients choose you over other surgeons?
“Well, I think I have a gender bias. I can relate to women on many levels, from insecurities about body image, the way they feel in their relationship, their sex lives, how they feel about having children, and everything in between. I also hope that the genuineness of my personality and the fact that I truly care are winning factors.”
Anything else you want to mention about your practice?
“Being in Southern California, I know you have a lot of choices. We are a dime a dozen in this field. I want you to make the choice that’s best for you and find someone that you’re very comfortable with because to be honest this is a relationship that I’m hoping we’ll have throughout your lifetime and throughout mine. I think my practice is special because we are a group of female physicians and we love the patients that we treat. We try to meet all your needs in a very welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. We want to make you feel the best you can about yourself.”
Considering breast implants in Newport Beach? Contact Dr. Leong today to discuss your options. Simply call 949-200-8222 or visit www.drkarenleong.com. Dr. Leong’s office is located at 359 San Miguel Drive Suite 300, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.
A new type of breast implant is now available that offers all the benefits, without the drawbacks, of both silicone gel and saline implants. Women are no longer forced to choose between the natural feel of silicone gel, and the peace of mind that comes with saline. The new, innovative IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants combine the realistic look women want with the security they deserve.
A Richmond Breast Enhancement with Dr. Nadia Blanchet
The IDEAL IMPLANT is only offered by plastic surgeons who are board-certified, or eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nadia Blanchet is part of this exclusive network, and strives to provide the latest in implant technology to her patients. The unique design of the IDEAL IMPLANT makes it different than any other. It is comprised of a series of implant shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure:
- Reduces wrinkling and rippling commonly associated with saline implants
- Supports the implant when upright to prevent collapse
- Controls the movement of the saline filler to mitigate sloshing
- Provides a youthful shape with desired projection and volume
- Allows the implant to conform to the natural curve of a woman’s chest
- Requires a smaller incision than with silicone gel implants
- Lets a plastic surgeon adjust the volume of the implant to create tailored results
- Carries no risk of “silent rupture”
What is a “Silent Rupture?”
When a saline implant ruptures, the implant deflates and the sterile saltwater solution is harmlessly absorbed by a woman’s body. This is not the case with a silicone gel implant. When a silicone gel implant ruptures, it can go undetected by a woman and begin to leak sticky silicone gel into her surrounding tissues. An extensive surgery is required to remove the trapped silicone gel and ruptured implant. It is referred to as a “silent rupture” because only an MRI scan can detect it. This is why the FDA recommends all women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI every two years. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, there is no chance of “silent rupture.” Women always know their implants are intact by simply looking in the mirror. Dr. Blanchet especially appreciates this feature of the IDEAL IMPLANT for those receiving a breast enhancement in Richmond, VA. She says:
“I have used the IDEAL IMPLANT for several years now. I was the first plastic surgeon to use them in the Richmond area. I definitely prefer them for my breast augmentation patients. The FDA re-released silicone implants on condition that these patients have an MRI to check the integrity of these implants every few years. This is because we do not know the long-term health effects of rupture in our latest generation of silicone implants. Insurance does not cover MRI’s in cosmetic breast augmentation the way it does for breast cancer reconstruction so we have no way to monitor for rupture other than mammogram and ultrasound which are not precise for this diagnosis. Unfortunately, this left cosmetic breast augmentation patients with the poor choice of safety versus natural feel until the advent of the IDEAL IMPLANT which offers both!”
Facts About the IDEAL IMPLANT
As a Richmond breast enhancement option, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by the FDA and Health Canada in 2014 based upon the results of a multi-center trial of 502 women, and information provided in volumes of safety, manufacturing, and clinical data. It underwent ten years of development, refinement, and testing to become the first of its kind. The IDEAL IMPLANT is made from proven breast implant materials, and manufactured in the USA at a FDA-inspected facility using advanced robotics to ensure high quality standards and greater product consistency. Furthermore, FDA trial data concluded the IDEAL IMPLANT to have a lower rupture rate than silicone gel implants.
Considering a Breast Enhancement in Richmond, VA?
Dr. Blanchet wants to help women feel and look their best. She is committed to providing the best Richmond breast enhancement experience possible. She was recently voted “Richmond’s Best Plastic Surgeon for Both Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery” by Richmond Magazine. In 2017, Our Health Magazine gave her the “Best Bedside Manner Award” and Virginia Living Magazine voted her as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Central Virginia. A patient review on Realself by mb90 states:
“Nadia is such a wonderful woman inside and out! She is genuinely there to help you feel comfortable and achieve your best look. As a woman, I felt entirely more secure and in great hands with Dr. Blanchet. Her bedside manner was more than professional and time spent with me was invaluable. I knew she specialized in reconstructive surgery and that made me feel like I was in even better care. The pictures I chose before my surgery looks exactly how I pictured my breasts to be. We went with a more natural look, which is what she normally does, and I couldn’t tell you how happy I am about my results. I saw two different doctors in the Richmond area before meeting with Nadia and I have to say I would not recommend anyone other than her. She’s simply the greatest and has a heart of gold.”
Are you considering a breast enhancement in Richmond, VA? Contact Dr. Nadia Blanchet today to discuss your options. Simply call 804-320-8545, or visit nadiablanchetmd.com. Dr. Blanchet’s office is located at 9210 Forest Hill Avenue, Ste B-1, Richmond, VA 23235. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.