There are so many things to consider when electing to undergo breast augmentation surgery. Women have choices when selecting the right implant type, which makes it one of the toughest decisions. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a state-of-the-art structured implant that has several advantages over other implant types. Read on to learn the differences between implants.
Saline implants are not as popular as silicone gel implants because they don’t have the natural feel of breast tissue. If the implant ruptures, it will deflate as the saltwater leaks into the body and is expelled naturally. These implants are FDA-approved for use in women ages 18 and older.
Silicone Gel Implants
Silicone gel implants have been the most popular implant type as they look the best and feel most natural. However, these implants can rupture. The danger is not knowing it has ruptured, which is called a “silent rupture.” The gel may stay in the shell, or it may leak into the breast implant pocket. It’s only detectable by an MRI scan, which is something you need every 2-3 years as recommended by the FDA. These implants are FDA-approved for use in women ages 22 and older.
IDEAL IMPLANTS combine the safety of saline with the natural feel that silicone gel implants provide. For IDEAL IMPLANTS, a series of implant shells are “nested” together, and two chambers hold the saline filler. This unique structure controls the movement of the saline for a more natural feel. It also reduces folding and wrinkling, another concern that patients have when deciding between implant types. An IDEAL IMPLANT also has a lower rupture risk. If a rupture occurs, you can tell by looking at the breast. IDEAL IMPLANTS are approved for ages 18-22, whereas silicone gel is FDA-approved for women 22 years old and older.
Breast augmentations continue to be the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, with more than 300,000 surgeries performed annually in the United States. To learn more about breast augmentation, schedule a thorough consultation with Dr. Price by calling (203) 453-6635 today.