Taking Charge of Your Breast Augmentation

by | Mar 5, 2018 | Breast Augmentation Surgery, Breast Implant Education Center, Breast Implant Questions and Answers

You deserve to have the best breast implants, the best surgeon, and the best overall experience for your breast augmentation. So, how do you make sure that you’re selecting a qualified and compassionate surgeon and an outstanding implant that will help you achieve this reality?

What to Ask Your Doctor

You need to take control of your initial consultation and come ready to discuss a list of your questions and concerns about your procedure. If your doctor is hesitant or refuses to answer them, you may have to look elsewhere for a surgeon who is willing to take their time putting your mind at ease. The following questions are a good place to start:

  • Are you board-certified in plastic surgery? (Most doctors will have this listed on their website, but it’s a good idea to double check.)
  • How many years of experience do you have in breast enhancement surgery?
  • Am I a good candidate for breast implants?
  • Can I view breast augmentation before-and-after photos before making my decision?
  • Which implants do you offer?
  • What kinds of risks and complications are possible with my procedure?
  • How long will it take me to recover from the surgery?
  • How many additional implant-related operations should I expect to undergo in the future?

Your board-certified plastic surgeon should be caring, respectful, and direct about their answers to these questions. After all, this is major surgery, and you deserve to know all the facts.

Choosing Quality Breast Implants

Here are some types of implants available on the market today. Your doctor may or may not offer all of these options.

  1. Silicone gel-filled breast implants. These implants were developed in the 1960s, and are filled with soft, elastic silicone gel. Though these implants do give you a natural feel, they carry a high risk of “silent rupture” and require an expensive MRI every two years to ensure they’re intact.
  2. Traditional saline-filled breast implants. These implants are filled with sterile salt water. They are considered a “safer” option than silicone gel-filled implants for your breast augmentation because they are filled with only saline, but they have no internal structure, so they tend to ripple and feel less natural.
  3. IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. These breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, and contain layers of shells to give the implant structure. These internal nested shells support the implant to prevent “rippling” and collapse. This means they look beautiful and feel natural. Plus the IDEAL IMPLANT has a lower rate of rupture and lower rate of capsular contracture when compared to other implants.

“7 in 10 women state lower rupture risk is their top priority in choosing between implants with similar look and performance.”

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, patients don’t have to spend money for expensive MRIs, because if an implant ruptures, you can tell just by looking at your breast in the mirror. Plus, you won’t have to worry about side effects to your health from silicone gel, because the IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with salt water, which is not harmful to your body. Bottom line: the IDEAL IMPLANT promises a great look and peace of mind.

Considering a breast augmentation? Ask your doctor for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.