I have had satisfied patients with both Silicone and Saline implants. But one of the most common disparities between the two is the difference in how the breast feels with each. I’ve heard a saline implant described to feel like a water balloon and the silicone to feel more like the supple breast tissue. Fortunately, saline implants have claimed major ground with the Ideal Implant.
This year, the Ideal Implant became available to the public through a select number of plastic surgeons, including myself. This occurred after many years of testing and trials to prove safety and patient satisfaction. I believe it is going to be immensely popular since it satisfies patients’ safety concerns and… they don’t have to compromise on the feel.
Why Some Women Prefer Saline:
-Natural: Saline implants provide peace of mind. Since the sterile salt solution is of no risk to the body and in the case of any leakage, it would be absorbed with no ill effect. While the FDA has ruled silicone is safe, the saline solution being a completely natural substance is preferred by many women.
-Rupture: Also, many women prefer to know if there is any leakage in their implant, which can be nearly impossible without an MRI of a silicone implant. On the other hand, it can be very evident when a saline implant needs to be replaced because as the saline leaks out, the implant deflates and breast returns to its size before the augmentation.
-Flexibility: Saline implants are filled after they’re in the chest, so the size can be easily customized. Even if breasts are different sizes, the saline can even them out as close as possible. There is also more flexibility on choosing the incision site, since the saline implant can be placed through the armpit, areola, or the crease under the breast.
Natural Look and Feel with Ideal Implant
Some women just didn’t like how the saline implants felt, but that has now changed with the Ideal Implant. The innovative design of the Ideal Implant includes a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers. This holds the saline filler in place and controls the movement of the saline within the implant… so that it maintains an aesthetically appealing position and shape within the chest wall. This feels natural.
This design with the inner chambers is called a Structured Breast Implant because the inner compartments control the flow of saline, providing the structure not available in previous saline implants. This gives the Ideal Implant a more natural look and feel. It also prevents rippling, wrinkling and folding at the edges that gave away the implant outline.
You can feel beautiful and not have to compromise on your convictions with this saline implant. With Ideal Implant, you get the best an implant can offer: complete peace of mind with a beautiful natural look and feel.
Let’s talk about whether the Ideal Implants are a good fit for you. Schedule a consultation by visiting www.davinciplastic.com.
Steven Davison M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon