This Breast Implant Chart Outlines the Benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT®

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Plastic Surgeon Feature

It’s 2021, and your options for breast augmentation have changed along with everything else in the world. In the past, silicone gel implants and unstructured saline implants were the only options women had to achieve a fuller, youthful appearance. Now patients everywhere are requesting IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants for their unique structure and beautiful results. On this breast implant chart, you can look at how this new implant stacks up against the other current options out there. You’ll see that the IDEAL IMPLANT significantly outperforms silicone gel for primary augmentation at ten years with both a lower risk of rupture and capsular contracture. Technology has advanced, make sure your surgeon has, too!

In Brea, California, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin has over 25 years of experience performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, and was even dubbed the “breast expert” by People magazine. Dr. Corbin was recently recognized as an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with this new implant technology. He’s excited to be among a select group of board-certified plastic surgeons to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT to his patients.


On the IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant chart, you’ll see that the IDEAL IMPLANT had only a

3.7% rate of rupture over ten years after primary augmentation. That’s compared with silicone gel implants which range from 8.7-24.2%.

While silicone gel-filled implants may look good, they also come with a risk of silent rupture. A silent rupture is when a breast implant tears or breaks and you don’t know that it’s happened. The FDA recommends women who choose silicone gel-filled implants get an MRI or ultrasound scan at five-to-six years after receiving their implants and then every two-to-three years after that so they can check for silent ruptures. These imaging procedures are expensive (anywhere between $400-$1400) and so many women just can’t afford them and end up developing larger issues with their breast implants down the road.

The issue of silent rupture is nonexistent with the IDEAL IMPLANT, which gives many women increased peace of mind. Instead of going in for an MRI or ultrasound scan, all you have to do is look in the mirror to see if your IDEAL IMPLANT is intact or has ruptured. The IDEAL IMPLANT’s unique two-chamber design means that even if you do experience a rupture, the implant won’t deflate completely and you can get it replaced at a convenient time.

Another common breast implant complication is capsular contracture, where the “capsule” of scar tissue formed around the breast implant becomes unusually hard and starts to contract around the implant. This can cause the breast to look swollen and distorted and also cause pain in some cases. As you can see on the breast implant chart, the IDEAL IMPLANT has a low 6.6% rate of capsular contracture with primary augmentations, compared with silicone gel implants at 12.1-18.9%.

The way an IDEAL IMPLANT feels to the touch is also incredibly similar to the feel of a silicone gel-filled breast implant. Because the IDEAL IMPLANT is a saline-filled implant, many patients worry that the saline will slosh around like it tends to do with unstructured saline implants. But the series of shells that surround the saline filling give the IDEAL IMPLANT its structure, keeping the saline in place and resulting in an implant that feels natural, not like a water balloon.

Bottom line: The IDEAL IMPLANT allows you to achieve the natural look and feel that you can get with silicone gel breast implants, with the bonus of never having to worry about silent rupture. It’s a win-win situation.

Your Personal Consultation: Breast Implant Chart Options Explained

When you decide to go in for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Corbin, you’ll be able to discuss your personal and aesthetic goals and bring up any questions you might have about your breast augmentation. When it comes to plastic surgery, Dr. Corbin believes in using a straightforward approach, and he can explain all your options for breast implant type, size, placement, etc. It’s important that you communicate your wishes for your procedure and also understand what results are realistic for your body size and shape. Dr. Corbin can go over the types of incisions he will use during the surgery and explain the techniques utilized for implant placement: either submuscular placement (under the pectoral muscle) or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle.

About Dr. Corbin

Dr. Corbin earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University before going on to the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship at the University of California, San Diego, and his residency at Tufts University in Boston, followed by the completion of his plastic surgery training at Columbia University.

Dr. Corbin takes pride in passing on his expertise to the next generation of doctors, having served as a clinical instructor at University of Southern California. He is currently on staff as a clinical instructor of plastic surgery at Western University of Health Sciences and has been sought out for his surgery expertise by medical students and fellow surgeons around the world.

Dr. Corbin is proud to use his plastic surgery talents to correct deformities on children in other parts of the world through Operation Smile. Over the years, he has traveled to India and other nations to perform reconstructive surgery on children with facial injuries and congenital deformities that might otherwise go untreated.

Why Patients Select Dr. Corbin for Cosmetic Surgery

There are a lot of plastic surgeons who reside in the greater Los Angeles area, and it’s hard to know just which surgeon will be the right fit for your procedure. Many patients choose Dr. Corbin because of his unique expertise and talent with breast augmentation surgery.

“I am 1 week post op from my revision (remove/replace) with Dr. Corbin and I couldn’t be happier. I am in LOVE with my boobs . . . They look absolutely perfect. I am so happy.” –Realself review from ashleyharris83

Considering breast implants in Brea, CA? Contact Dr. Corbin today to discuss your options. Simply call (714) 463-1300 or visit Dr. Corbin’s office is located at 380 West Central Avenue, Suite 310, Brea, CA 92821. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.