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The Difference Between Breast Implants: Dr. Naveen Setty Helps You Understand Your Options

Receiving a breast augmentation is a big decision. Women seeking a breast augmentation often feel caught choosing between the natural look of silicone gel and the safety of saline implants. But a new option is now available—IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

What is a “Structured Implant”?

The IDEAL IMPLANT is known as a “structured implant” because of its unique design. It consists of a series of implant shells nested together with two separate chambers that hold saline. This advanced internal structure:

  • Helps the implant to look and feel similar to a silicone gel implant
  • Gives the peace of mind and safety that comes with a saline implant
  • Controls the movement of the saline filler
  • Mitigates sloshing, eliminating the “water-hammer” effect
  • Supports the edges and upper portion of the implant, preventing collapse when upright
  • Provides a youthful shape with desired volume and projection
  • Reduces wrinkling and rippling that is often associated with saline implants
  • Requires a smaller incision than with silicone gel implants
  • Allows for a lower rupture rate and higher rupture strength
  • Removes the need for regular MRIs to detect implant rupture

As the latest advancement in breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT enables women to achieve the natural feel they desire with silicone gel, without sacrificing the security of saline.

The Safety of Saline

There is no risk of “silent rupture” with IDEAL IMPLANT. A “silent rupture” occurs when a silicone gel implant ruptures and begins to leak sticky silicone gel into the surrounding tissues of a woman’s body. Only an MRI can detect the occurrence of a “silent rupture” and surgery is then required to remove the silicone gel. The FDA recommends that all women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI scan every other year to ensure their implants are still intact.

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, women always know their implants are intact by simply looking in the mirror. There is no maintenance required and no expensive MRI needed to detect rupture. If a rupture does occur, a woman’s body safely absorbs the saline until the implant is replaced. Also, because the implant consists of two separate chambers of saline, the implant will not completely deflate if ruptured, unlike other saline implants.

An IDEAL Testimonial

In the video below, Heather describes her experience with the IDEAL IMPLANT. She states:

“I work in the plastic surgery industry, and I’ve seen all of the different options of implants for several years now. I’ve wanted implants for most of my life, to be honest. Prior to having children, I did experience a little bit of asymmetry. After breastfeeding, I definitely experienced them hanging lower. So after my second child, and I knew I wasn’t going to have any more kids, I decided that was the time to go ahead and do something for myself. I really just wanted a lift originally, but after talking to my surgeon, he suggested that to get the volume and achieve that more youthful look that I wanted, I would be required to get an implant. When I chose to have my procedure done, I did choose IDEAL IMPLANT because after looking at some of the silicone gel options, and just thinking about putting something foreign in my body, I was more comfortable with the ‘structured implant’ from IDEAL. I definitely feel overall better. I feel more confident, that’s the best word to describe it. I can wear so many different shirts and dresses and other things I couldn’t wear in the past. I have friends who are interested in getting implants. They talk about it, and I hear those stories, and just tell them every single time, ‘Stop talking about it. Get it done. You’re going to never regret what you did. If you use the right surgeon and you pick the right implant, you’re going to be very happy with the results.’”

Benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants

The IDEAL IMPLANT was developed after years of research and extensive testing. They are made in the USA from safe, proven materials at FDA-inspected facilities using advanced robotics to achieve greater product consistency. When you compare IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants to silicone gel or saline implants, the benefits are clear.

Saline: a saline implant is like a water balloon in that it lacks any internal structure. This makes the upper portion of the implant collapse when upright, causing it to wrinkle under the skin. Ultimately, saline implants do not give the natural feel of breast tissue. Yet because women want the peace of mind that comes with saline, they may feel forced to deal with these drawbacks.

Silicone Gel: while silicone gel implants offer a more natural look over saline implants, they leave women wondering if their implants have ruptured. The risk of “silent rupture” and the possibility of silicone gel unknowingly leaking into the body are major concerns expressed by many women seeking a breast augmentation. Plus, the recommended MRI scans tend to be psychologically and financially difficult to bear.

IDEAL IMPLANT: With the IDEAL IMPLANT, women do not have to compromise beauty for safety. This technology-driven “structured implant” addresses the disadvantages of any previous implant options.

  • Lower rupture rate
  • Lower capsular contracture rate
  • No MRIs needed to detect rupture
  • Higher rupture strength
  • Look and feel of silicone gel implants
  • Peace of mind of saline implants

Furthermore, silicone gel implants are filled when they are manufactured. The IDEAL IMPLANT is not. The internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT allows plastic surgeons to adjust the volume of each implant to cater to the different sizes and cosmetic goals desired by their patients. This adjustable volume also allows plastic surgeons to use a smaller incision during surgery than with silicone gel implants.

Dr. Naveen Setty Offers the IDEAL IMPLANT

The IDEAL IMPLANT is only offered by plastic surgeons board-certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Naveen Setty is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and part of this exclusive group of plastic surgeons. As a leader in plastic surgery, he strives to offer the best breast augmentation experience possible. Dr. Setty was recognized by “D Magazine” from 2010-2018 as one of the leading plastic surgeons in “The Best of Big D”. RealSelf.com also named him “Top Doctor” for his breast and body contouring procedures.

Dr. Setty has an extensive background in the field of plastic surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ohio State University, and completed his residency training in plastic surgery at Saint Louis University. He then went on to receive further training at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the New York University Medical Center in New York, NY, where he finished two one-year fellowships in hand surgery and plastic surgery. Dr. Setty has national memberships with the American Association for Hand Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American MedSpa Association, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Setty specializes in reconstructive plus cosmetic surgery, and performs surgery in Dallas, Allen, McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, TX. With a focus on body and breast procedures, he strives to educate women about their breast implant options to help them feel comfortable and confident moving forward with a breast augmentation. As his patient, you can count on Dr. Setty to take the time to listen to your concerns and help you achieve the outcome you desire.

Are you considering breast implants in Dallas, TX? Contact Dr. Naveen Setty today to discuss your options. Simply call 214-842-6960 or visit settyplastics.com. Dr. Setty’s office is located at 175 Ridge Road, Suite 200, McKinney, TX 75070. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT.

Is the IDEAL IMPLANT Right For You? Dr. Benjamin Gelfant Helps You Decide

The IDEAL IMPLANT is a new, innovative breast implant option that offers the benefits, without the drawbacks, of both traditional saline and silicone gel implants. Dr. Benjamin Gelfant is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Vancouver, BC, who is part of an exclusive group of surgeons eligible to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant to their patients. During a recent interview, Dr. Gelfant discussed how he helps women decide between these three breast implant options.

Describe your work experience as a plastic surgeon.

“I started in practice in 1989, shortly before the moratorium silicone gel implants came into place in April of 1992, although I had a brief experience with polyurethane foam covered textured implants in 1990-91. So, from ‘92 until 2006, with very limited exceptions, my practice was exclusively saline filled breast implants and I was one of the first, and certainly the most prominent person, to use transaxillary endoscopic approach to breast augmentation, which became a very big part of my practice success. When silicone gel implants came back onto the market, it was clear that, except with using small implants, transaxillary augmentation was not going to be a viable approach, so I went back to using inframammary incisions for the next few years until the advent of the Keller Funnel.

“And so what became apparent to me in my discussions with patients was that I had probably in the range of 1,500-2,000 patients with saline filled implants from the era of 1992 forward, and if saline implants were so unsatisfactory, then why would all those patients be coming back to have their implants exchanged. Whereas my actual experience was people were coming back occasionally for check ups, 5, 10, 12, 13 years after augmentation, with actually excellent results long-term and extremely low rates of capsular contractures, well under 1% and the high rates of complete non-concern. So that was the thing, they had the peace of mind that what I do refers to in their marketing materials.”

How do you help your patients choose between the different types of breast implants?

“My responsibility, as a doctor, is to give patients treatment options, including no treatments, and that’s what I’ve done. I’ve always said to patients, ‘Here’s what you’ve got available to you. Here are the pros and cons of each of them. It’s your choice.’ My role has been to be a learned intermediary, in other words, to learn and to nurture, to have my own experience and to present the patients with the information that they need in order to make an intelligent decision. That seems to work for the kind of patients that I want to have. There’s a large standard deducing of, ‘Leave it to me, I’m the doctor; trust me, I’m the doctor.’ That just doesn’t fly with a lot of women. It doesn’t fly in society in general. As we know in many sectors of society, a lot of people have a lot of catching up to do.”

How have your patients responded to the IDEAL IMPLANT?

“We figured we would capture almost all of the saline market and maybe a nibble of the last part of the silicone gel market, and that’s really happened. I get a lot of patients who come in here and they look at all the different options and say, ‘I like that one, I like the new one.’ It’s been very favorably received.”

For your patients that choose silicone gel breast implants, what are their main reasons?

“Patients are subject to peer influence and say, ‘My girlfriend got these.’ They come in asking for ‘gummy bear’ implants and they’re confused about that. They think that silicone gel is ‘gummy bear’ and the Gans Marketing term of cohesive gel. Well, they’re all gels. It all comes from the same company in California and is sold in different implant companies. They all manufacture silicone gel, and they buy it and use it. So, there are a significant number of patients that want what their girlfriends have. If I see a patient who’s got a generous amount of breast tissue to begin with, yet she’s got a drooping breast, then she has got to have a breast lift. It doesn’t matter what implants she has put in. They’re going to feel fine, as long as they don’t get a contracture. So, I don’t try to convince those patients that saline implants are better. It’s up to them to make a decision. But I make a strong point to them that maybe you don’t want to monitor your implants long-term with either MRI’s or ultrasounds. From there on, it’s up to them.”

How do you help reduce the rate of capsular contracture among your patients?

“I do all my implants under the muscle. I have since 1997. It’s the only effective means that we have of reducing capsular contracture. From the time I went to strictly submuscular, my contracture rate has plunged to less than 1%. I had a bit of a run of contractures in 2017, certainly nothing like what they were subglandular. I changed a little bit in my protocol, and it’s dropped back off again. I think so much goes into the way we go until we get something that doesn’t develop contractures.”

Considering breast implants in Vancouver? Contact Dr. Benjamin Gelfant today to discuss your options. Simply call 604-874-2078 or visit www.drgelfant.com. Dr. Gelfant’s office is located at 1333 West Broadway #100, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4C1 Canada. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.