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How do you pick the best breast implants for your body and your lifestyle? Educating yourself on your options is a good place to start. Women used to have only two choices for breast implants, saline or silicone gel. Now there is a new breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. With this implant women can have beautiful results with peace of mind. It is only offered through exclusive board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Constance Barone is one of the top surgeons in the United States and was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon. She is one of the only board-certified plastic surgeons in the San Antonio area to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.
San Antonio Breast Implants Before and After Pictures
Looking at before and after pictures can help you get an idea of the size you want to be after your procedure, as well as a surgeon’s skill level. Bringing before and after pictures to your consultation will help you explain your desired results and make sure you and your surgeon are on the same page. Below are the before and after pictures of one of Dr. Barone’s patients. This patient used the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.
Breast Implants in San Antonio: Getting a Natural Looking Result
How do you achieve natural looking results after a breast augmentation? Your breast implant choice plays a big role in how natural your breast implants will look and move. Saline breast implants are made of silicone shells and filled with salt water. Some patients and surgeons compare them to water balloons because they lack stability and can show wrinkles under the skin. Silicone gel used to be the go-to breast implant for women wanting a more natural look. The silicone gel inside provides a result that mimics natural breast tissue. But the risk of silent rupture with silicone gel breast implants leads many women to feel uncomfortable with this option. Now the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant offers a choice that looks and feels like your real breast tissue, but does not carry the risk of silent rupture. Inside the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant there is saline, which is naturally absorbed by the body. There are also several baffled shells to control the flow of saline, meaning the implant has stability and does not ripple or wrinkle. Finally women can have beautiful results with the peace of mind of saline. As you can see in the pictures, Dr. Barone is highly skilled and her patient can enjoy natural looking results with the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.
What You Need to Know About Silent Rupture
What is silent rupture, and why does it cause anxiety for some San Antonio breast implant patients? A silent rupture happens when a silicone gel breast implant ruptures without causing symptoms. According to the FDA, “A “silent rupture” doesn’t change the way an implant looks or feels to a woman because the rupture occurs within the capsule. Silent ruptures are not usually evident by a physical examination by a doctor.” However, even if the rupture does not cause symptoms the FDA still recommends removal in the case of a rupture and many women feel uncomfortable knowing silicone gel may come into contact with their tissue. To detect a silent rupture the FDA recommends getting an MRI every few years. The average price of an MRI in the United States is $444-$1468 according to Business Insider. This procedure is not usually covered by insurance companies, so women are are forced to pay out of pocket if they want to know what is going on inside their bodies. With the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant there is no risk of silent rupture and no need for repeated MRIs. If the implant ruptures the patient will know by simply looking at the breast.
Capsular Contracture: What is it?
After your breast augmentation scar tissue will form a capsule around the implants. Some amount of scar tissue is normal, and can help keep the implants in place. However, the scar tissue can become thick and tighten around the implant causing pain and hardness in the breast. If the symptoms are severe it may require reoperation and removal of the breast implant with or without replacement. Researchers do not know the exact cause of capsule contracture, but some breast implants have higher rates of capsular contracture. If you’re considering breast implants in San Antonio make sure you choose an implant that has a lower risk of capsular contracture.
Breast Implant Complication Rates
How important is it to choose an implant with low rates of complications? Implant rupture and capsular contracture are two of the most common complications. They can lead to pain, surgeries, and out of pocket expenses. Picking a breast implant with statistically lower rates of complications could help you avoid them. The FDA has clinical trial data from the breast implants it has approved. See the table below to compare some of the top silicone gel breast implant brands to the new IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.
|CAPSULE CONTRACTURE RISK*||Allergan 16.2%
|IDEAL IMPLANT 6.6%|
|RUPTURE RISK*||Allergan 7.4%
|IDEAL IMPLANT 2.1%|
* FDA Core clinical trial results for primary augmentation; 8-year for IDEAL IMPLANT, Mentor, and Sientra, 7-year for Allergan.
The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has a lower rate of complications, while still providing the beautiful results that women want. If you’re considering San Antonio breast implants make sure your board-certified plastic surgeon offers the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.
Why Board-Certification Matters
Why do you need to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Constance Barone? Surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are dedicated to providing safe and effective surgeries for their patients. They are held accountable to a higher standard of care, and required to stay up to date with their field of study in order to re-certify. Specific training in plastic surgery means these surgeons know the most efficient way to perform your surgery, and can avoid complications. For the best results for your breast implants in San Antonio choose a surgeon board-certified in plastic surgery.
Learn More About Dr. Constance Barone
Dr. Constance Barone is one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. She is known as an innovator, teacher, author, and highly respected surgeon. She strives to offer the most up-to-date medical care at her San Antonio surgical center. At Dr. Barone’s office you will find a spa-like environment, multiple treatment rooms, and a fully-equipped outpatient surgical center. Dr. Barone takes great care to listen to her patients concerns, answer questions, and offer a variety of options. Read what one recent patient had to say about her experience with Dr. Barone:
“I chose Dr. Barone because I wanted the latest technology in breast implants (Ideal Implants) and she was one of the only doctors in San Antonio to offer them and she is one of the top rated plastic surgeons in the US! Beautiful offices and reception area and friendly and very professional staff. …I had no complications after surgery and my new breasts look the best they ever have! I used to feel self conscious about my previous implants because I always felt they didn’t look as good as they could but Dr. Barone did such a beautiful job and I now feel comfortable wearing lower cut tops and every time I see my new implants I am finally 100% happy with what I see!” – Google.com user JeannettieP
Dr. Barone is the surgeon you need when you want beautiful, natural looking results with peace of mind. She will help you make the best choice for your body by giving you the options that matter.
Considering breast implants in San Antonio? Contact Dr. Constance Barone today to discuss your options. Simply call (210) 202-4392, or visit www.baroneplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Barone’s office is located at 9502 Huebner Road, Building 2, Suite 202, San Antonio, TX 78240. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.