What is IDEAL IMPLANT?
Dr. Gary Price offers the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. It gives you the natural feel you want, with advantages over silicone gel implants. Although it is filled with only saline for your peace of mind, the implant has a natural feel because of its internal supporting structure that controls movement of the saline.
If the IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, the body absorbs the harmless saline. Alongside this benefit, you have the confidence of knowing that your implants are intact just by simply looking in the mirror. In contrast, if a silicone gel implant ruptures, it is “silent” and will not be detected by looking in the mirror. Current silicone gel implants have shown to have a high rate of rupture based on MRI scans.
Women have wanted a new type of breast implant for breast augmentation. These women were able to express their desire for an implant that would combine the natural feel of a silicone gel with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind. After years of research, engineering, product development and a large US clinical trial, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by FDA and Health Canada, and is now available through a limited network of board certified or eligible plastic surgeons.
The IDEAL IMPLANT has been in clinical use since February 2009, at the start of the clinical trial. By February 2010, 502 women received the IDEAL IMPLANT from 45 board certified plastic surgeon investigators nationwide. In clinical follow-up over five years, patient and surgeon satisfaction with the outcome has been high and the capsule contracture rate has been low.
What is a Silent Rupture?
Ruptures of silicone gel implants are silent – looking in the mirror does not tell you if your implants are intact or ruptured. With these findings, FDA often recommends a MRI scan every two years for detection. But with IDEAL IMPLANT, you know your breast implants are intact by simply glancing in the mirror. If a patient finds a rupture, this is extremely apparent due to the body absorbing the harmless saline.
IDEAL IMPLANT Structure
The structured IDEAL IMPLANT feels natural, and has advantages over the silicone gel implant. It has an inner shell around the inner chamber, which holds the inner saline filler, and an outer shell around the outer chamber, which holds the outer saline filler. Between these shells are one to three baffle shells. This internal structure controls movement of the saline and gives the IDEAL IMPLANT both its natural look and feel.
Schedule a Consultation
Your Breast Augmentation consultation with Dr. Price will be very thorough, so he can tailor his approach to your unique situation. If you have questions about the IDEAL IMPLANT, please bring them with you when you meet with Dr. Price. You can request a consultation online to meet personally with Dr. Price, or call his office at (203) 453-6635 to schedule an appointment.