What Patients Need to Know About Breast Implants

by | Mar 9, 2018 | Breast Augmentation Surgery, Breast Implant Complications, Breast Implant Education Center

What do you need to know before you choose breast implants for your breast augmentation? Doing some research before you choose an implant and a surgeon will help you make the right choice for your lifestyle. A 2017 independent survey revealed concerns many women have surrounding their breast implants. The findings may address similar concerns you have and can help you decide which type of breast implant is right for you.

Breast Augmentation Concerns

The survey found many women are concerned about the possibility of their silicone-gel implant having a silent rupture. A silent rupture happens when a silicone-gel implant breaks and the silicone begins to leak into surrounding tissue. This type of rupture can only be detected by an expensive MRI scan. When asked “If you had silicone gel implants, how concerned would you be about silent rupture?” 68% of women answered they would be somewhat to constantly concerned. A rupture with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants is instantly detectable by looking in the mirror and typically needs a less invasive procedure if replacement is required.

Rupture Rates Of Breast Implants

How much do you need to worry about your breast implant rupturing? With the IDEAL IMPLANT, the answer is not much. The IDEAL IMPLANT boasts a lower rupture rate when compared to major silicone-gel brands over seven years. The risk of rupture in the IDEAL IMPLANT is only 1.8%, compared to Allergan Gel at 7.4%, Mentor Gel at 3.4%, and Sientra Gel at 5.4%. The survey found that a lower rupture risk is a top priority for 7 in 10 women who are choosing between breast implants with a similar look and performance. Although it is filled with saline, the look and performance of the IDEAL IMPLANT is comparable to silicone-gel implants because of the stability that is given by the internal structure.

How to Find a Surgeon for Your Breast Augmentation

One of the most important things you can do before your breast augmentation surgery is finding the right surgeon. After learning the basic facts about implant options, many women said they would intentionally seek out a doctor who offers the IDEAL IMPLANT. The IDEAL IMPLANT is only offered by eligible, board-certified plastic surgeons who are dedicated to giving their patients the best options and outcomes. To find one close to you, use the Surgeon Finder on the IDEAL IMPLANT website. To find out more about the IDEAL IMPLANT, or search for a surgeon near you, visit our website today.