When women consider the safety of breast implants, it is important to look at the facts. New FDA trial data is now available that shows the rupture rate and capsular contracture percentages of IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants compared to three types of popular silicone gel implants. While the IDEAL IMPLANT has not been around for as long as some silicone gel implants, the statistics continue to prove this “structured” implant is a secure option for women seeking breast augmentation.
Different Types of Breast Implants
What woman doesn’t want to receive the best breast implants on the market? Right now, women can choose from three kinds of breast implants – saline, silicone gel, or the IDEAL IMPLANT.
Silicone Gel Implant – Silicone gel implants come with the risk of “silent rupture”. No matter the brand or maker of the implant, any silicone gel implant can develop a hole or tear and begin to leak sticky silicone gel into the surrounding tissue of a woman’s body, without her knowledge. When the rupture occurs, it is not detectable by a basic physical exam, rather an MRI scan is required. The FDA recommends every woman with silicone gel breast implants receive an MRI three years after primary augmentation, then every two years following for the life of their implants. If a silicone gel implant does rupture, a woman has no choice but to undergo surgery to allow a plastic surgeon to remove the damaged implant and clean out the leaked gel.
Saline Implant – Saline implants carry no risk of “silent rupture”. If a hole or tear occurs in a saline implant, the woman will know right away. The implant simply begins to deflate, and the woman’s body harmlessly absorbs the sterile saline solution. Many women consider this a breast implant safety option they are not willing to give up. While silicone gel implants are known for their natural feel and realistic look, saline implants come with an irreplaceable peace of mind.
IDEAL IMPLANT – The IDEAL IMPLANT is referred to as a “structured” implant due to its unique internal design. It is comprised of a series of shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure allows the IDEAL IMPLANT to offer the best breast implant features of both silicone gel and saline implants. Just like women expect with a silicone gel implant, the IDEAL IMPLANT provides:
- A natural feel
- A realistic look
- A youthful shape
- Desired projection
While the IDEAL IMPLANT contains saline, it does not behave like a typical saline implant. Saline implants are known to move like a water balloon, collapse when upright from lack of any internal support, and make the skin wrinkle or ripple. The IDEAL IMPLANT uses the latest in implant technology to tackle these common concerns. The innovative internal design:
- Provides strength to the implant edge to prevent collapse when in an upright position
- Reduces wrinkling or rippling
- Controls the movement of the saline, eliminating the “water-hammer” effect
Plus, the IDEAL IMPLANT has an adjustable volume, giving the plastic surgeon flexibility and control to fix asymmetry problems.
The Safety of Breast Implants
Silicone gel implants have a higher complication rate for both capsular contracture and implant rupture when compared to the IDEAL IMPLANT. The risk of implant rupture or deflation with the IDEAL IMPLANT at eight years following a primary breast augmentation was only 2.1%. Allergan Gel was 7.4%, Mentor Gel was 13.6%, and Sientra Gel was 7.2%.
IDEAL IMPLANTS also have a lower risk of capsular contracture than silicone gel implants. IDEAL IMPLANT rates of a Baker Grade III/IV capsular contracture at eight years after primary breast augmentation were 6.6%, compared to Allergan Gel (16.2% at seven years), Mentor Gel (10.9% at eight years), and Sientra Gel (11.2% at eight years). A capsular contracture is a potential breast implant complication wherein the body forms scar tissue around the implant. This can create several problems such as breast pain, displacing of the implant, and abnormal breast firmness.
Watch the video below to learn more about these recently released statistics regarding the IDEAL IMPLANT.
The Best Breast Implants Available
Breast implant safety is a top priority of Dr. Steven Ringler. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and IDEAL IMPLANT® Premier Surgeon, he is committed to helping his patients achieve the best results possible, without complications. One way he works to accomplish this is by carefully selecting the location of the incision area during a woman’s breast augmentation surgery. He states:
“I see a lot of patients specifically because they want a transaxillary approach. I feel that I can get an optimal result, without a breast scar. This is a cosmetic operation. I don’t see why we should ever put a scar on the breast if we don’t have to … I still, as a general rule, put the implant in from underneath the arm because I feel like I get better muscle coverage of the implant, and I don’t expose the implant to the breast tissue. Many surgeons believe that this is somehow protective, whether it’s low-grade bacteria or what’s called biofilm that might be from exposing the implant by inserting it through a breast incision, that may be reduced. I looked at my long-term data with saline implants, and have had extremely low incidence of capsular contracture. I’ve always attributed that to the transaxillary approach.”
A No-Obligation Consultation
The IDEAL IMPLANT is revolutionizing the plastic surgery industry. Women no longer have to choose between beauty and security. If you want to learn more about the best breast implants available, schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Ringler by calling 616-328-8800 today.
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