The IDEAL IMPLANT vs. Silicone Implants in Newport Beach

by | Dec 7, 2018 | Breast Implants Before and After, Plastic Surgeon Feature

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With over 30 years of experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jed Horowitz is at the forefront of advances made in breast enhancement surgery. At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Horowitz was one of the first doctors to begin using IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. Dr. Horowitz has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures over the years, and his extensive experience using the IDEAL IMPLANT sets him apart from other plastic surgeons in the Newport Beach area. If you’re considering silicone implants in Newport Beach, find out why the structured saline IDEAL IMPLANT gives women beauty without compromise.

What is the Structured Saline IDEAL IMPLANT?

In Newport Beach, silicone implants are still offered as an option for patients. But with the advent of the IDEAL IMPLANT, more and more women are choosing it over silicone gel.

“When I started doing breast surgery a long time ago, the only implants that were available were silicone gel implants and traditional saline implants. We have silicone gel that’s more cohesive, more “gummy bear” or like jello, and some that are more liquidy. Then we have the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured implant filled with saline as opposed to silicone gel. It feels more like a traditional silicone gel implant because of the way it’s structured.” – Dr. Jed Horowitz

Regular saline implants tend to wrinkle under the skin and look unnatural. Many women complain that they just don’t feel like breast tissue. The IDEAL IMPLANT was designed to help control the movement of the saline inside so that it won’t slosh around and feel like you’ve got two water balloons on your chest. The saline filler is contained in two separate chambers, so your implant won’t completely collapse if there’s a leak. The internal structure also gives support to the upper pole of the implant so it does not collapse when upright. There are a series of baffled shells within the implant that give it a similar look and feel to silicone implants in Newport Beach.

The construction of the IDEAL IMPLANT actually reduces both wrinkling and rippling and gives women the volume and projection they want. Wrinkling and rippling are thought to be the main cause of implant rupture and deflation. The outside edges of the IDEAL IMPLANT have also been lowered to conform to the natural curve of a woman’s chest. In Newport Beach, silicone implants and the IDEAL IMPLANT are often hard to tell apart just by feel. The two implants can be placed side by side underneath a towel and many women and their husbands can’t feel the difference between them.

Facts You Should Know About Silicone Implants in Newport Beach

Since silicone gel breast implants have been around for a long time, some patients still seriously consider them as an option for their breast augmentation. These implants do feel a lot like natural breast tissue, but there are some specific concerns associated with silicone gel implants.

“For the patients that are concerned about the safety of silicone gel, I am happy to give them an alternative. For me as a surgeon, I like having the IDEAL IMPLANT as an option for all those patients, particularly the ones that have safety concerns.” – Dr. Horowitz

The main concern women have about silicone implants in Newport Beach is what’s known as “silent rupture”. Since silicone gel implants have that sticky, cohesive silicone gel inside of them, they are not transparent at all. In fact, the only way for a woman to detect a rupture in her implant is with an MRI scan, which is usually not covered by insurance and has proven unreliable. The FDA recommends women obtain an MRI scan three years after primary breast augmentation, and every two years after that for the rest of their lives.

Unfortunately, many people find these MRI scans inconvenient and too expensive, so they don’t get them. Then, when a woman has a rupture in her silicone implants, silicone gel begins leaking into her body and making contact with her natural tissue, leading to varying complications like capsular contracture. Often the woman has zero knowledge of the rupture because noticeable symptoms don’t develop until much later. Removal of a silicone gel implant can be extensive, costly, and sometimes require a lengthy recovery period.

The IDEAL IMPLANT: A Superior Choice to Newport Beach Silicone Implants

Why compromise your safety if you don’t have to? With the IDEAL IMPLANT, a rupture can be easily detected just by looking in the mirror. Because of its unique dual-chamber design, women can take their time having the implant replaced at their leisure. It won’t completely deflate and make you look lopsided. The IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with a sterile saline solution just like you would find in an IV at the hospital, so your body will absorb the saline harmlessly. Switching out an IDEAL IMPLANT requires a simple, straightforward surgery, where your doctor can often use the same incision made in your initial breast augmentation to replace the implant.

“The IDEAL IMPLANT is just a much better implant. We have now more than ten years of follow up. The complication rate for IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants is very, very low. When I say complications, in particular, we’re talking about deflation of the implant where the saline just leaks out, and capsular contracture where you develop firmness around the implant. IDEAL IMPLANT has better statistics right now than traditional saline implants and even traditional silicone implants. In Newport Beach, the IDEAL IMPLANT is just a better choice for many patients.” – Dr. Horowitz

Capsule contracture after primary breast augmentation is much lower with the IDEAL IMPLANT compared to silicone gel implants. Recent FDA trial data comparing these implants after 7-8 years showed that only 6.6% of women with the IDEAL IMPLANT had issues with capsular contracture, whereas women with silicone gel implants had capsular contracture rates much higher than that.

Before and After Breast Augmentation with the IDEAL IMPLANT

In these photos, you’ll see a 27-year-old woman who chose IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants for her breast augmentation. Her implants were filled to 359 ccs. These pictures were taken 3 months after her procedure. She was able to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results using the IDEAL IMPLANT.

Dr. Jed Horowitz: A Plastic Surgeon With Experience and Education

Dr. Horowitz places great importance on educating his patients about their breast implant options. He is an extremely qualified surgeon with years of experience and a high level of education. After graduating Medical School at SUNY, Buffalo, Dr. Horowitz completed a Surgical Internship at Boston University and a General Surgery Residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Horowitz then received extensive Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the University of Virginia. He also completed a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Horowitz is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has received many awards throughout his career, with inclusion in the annual peer-reviewed publication, America’s Top Doctors. Only physicians such as Dr. Horowitz, who are considered to be among the top 1% in their specialties, are selected for this recognition. His patients know him as compassionate, caring, and an expert in the plastic surgery industry.

Considering breast implants in Newport Beach? Contact Dr. Horowitz today to discuss your options. Simply call  949-720-3888, or visit Dr. Horowitz’s office is located at 3991 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 320/340, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.