Types of Breast Implants Offered By Preferred Surgeon Dr. Robert Heck

by | Jan 13, 2021 | Plastic Surgeon Feature

There are many reasons why women desire breast augmentations. It could be that she has always desired a fuller look for her chest. Some women find themselves desiring breast augmentations after breastfeeding, in an effort to regain their shape and youthful look. Others come looking for implants to balance their breasts, lift, or refine their shape. Whatever the reason, Dr. Robert Heck, MD, at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, takes the time to listen to patients, discover their needs and wants, educate them on the types of breast implants, and deliver the results they have always dreamed are possible. Dr. Robert Heck is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon, meaning he has extensive experience, knowledge, and expertise performing breast augmentations with the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant

Education and Experience

Dr. Heck attended medical school at the Medical College of Ohio and graduated with honors in 1995. During his time in medical school, he was awarded the Marion C. Anderson and Toledo Surgery Society Awards for his outstanding accomplishments and achievements in surgery. He is committed to excellence, as is evident in his surgical practice and personal life. 

He continued on after medical school with a four year residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Ohio. It was during his time in residency that he was awarded the Outstanding Surgery Resident Award and the Golden Apple Resident Award. During his two year residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Heck was presented the highly sought-after opportunity to relocate to Los Angeles and train with renowned surgeon Dr. W. Grant Stevens. It was there that Dr. Heck perfected his skills and training in aesthetic surgery performed breast surgeries usings all types of breast implants. He continues to train and perform the newest cutting-edge procedures on his patients today. 

Why Patients Choose Dr. Heck

Dr. Heck is a board-certified plastic surgeon and was voted one of the Best Doctors in America by Voted Best. He is RealSelf verified and voted RealSelf TOP 100 surgeon in both 2016 and 2017. He has also been recognized as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Heck treats his patients with kindness, respect, and professionality. 

“Amazing, professional and knowledgeable staff. I had consultations with several other plastic surgeons and knew without a doubt I wanted to go with Dr. Heck at CAPS. His patience, willingness to answer all my questions and expertise was beyond reassuring. He will tell you exactly what is needed for the best results. Dr. Heck truly is the boob expert for all of Central Ohio. I’m thrilled with my results and recommend him to everyone I talk to!”  – Review on RealSelf

Types of Breast Implants

If you have been researching breast implants, you probably feel bombarded with information on which type of implant is best. Dr. Heck is proud to offer all types of implants and helps direct patients to which type is best for their body and goals. 

Implants can be filled with saline or silicone gel. One benefit of the unstructured saline implant is that they are more inexpensive, easily adjustable, and made up of a liquid that the body easily absorbs in the unlikely event of a leak. However, one of the compromises associated with unstructured saline implants is that they have a less natural feel than silicone gel. They are also more prone to rippling. 

Silicone gel implants are popular because they offer a natural look and feel, however they come at a higher price and ruptures cannot be  detected without an expensive MRI or ultrasound scan, which the FDA recommends women get every two to three years if they have silicone gel implants. Also, if a silicone gel implant ruptures, the body cannot absorb the silicone gel and surgery is required to clean it out from the surrounding tissues.

For women who feel neither of the above types of breast implants are the right ones for them, there is a third option created with cutting-edge technology. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant combines the natural look and feel of silicone gel, but uses saline as the filler. It’s special design has a internal structure made up of a series of shells nested together to control the movement of the saline. This also prevents the saline from rippling and the shell from folding. The IDEAL IMPLANT has undergone extensive years of research and testing and is FDA approved. Now women can have the best of both worlds. They can enjoy the safety of saline with the natural feel and look of silicone. 

Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Heck will provide you with knowledge to make the right decision for your body and the look that you wish to achieve. 

Financing Options Available

It is no secret that breast augmentations can be costly. That is the most common reason that women hold off on moving forward with the breast augmentation that they have always wanted. Costs vary depending on the type of breast implant and the customizations of each surgery. Dr. Heck wants to give women the opportunity to feel confident in their skin when they want it. The team at Columbus Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is there to help patients find suitable financing options. Don’t let anything stand in your way of feeling the best about yourself. 

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Heck Today

You can feel confident scheduling a consultation with Dr. Heck. His patient reviews, experience, accolades, and professionality speak for themself. Dr. Heck has been awarded the Patient’s Choice Award, Leading Physician of the World, and the Prism Award for his expertise in breast surgery, among countless others. 

Considering breast implants in Columbus, OH? Contact Dr. Robert Heck today to discuss your options. Simply call (614) 362-2830 or visit columbusplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Heck’s office is located at 4030 Easton Station, Suite 260, Columbus, OH 43219. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.