Trying to choose between the types of implants currently available can befuddle even the most decisive breast augmentation patient. Dr. Jazayeri believes in providing as many outstanding choices as possible to his patients, and he is proud to offer the Ideal Implant, an outstanding solution for an often difficult decision.
The Breast Augmentation Patient’s Dilemma
The choice between silicone and saline implants has left many women feeling more than a little conflicted. On the one hand, most doctors and patients agree that silicone implants offer a more natural look and feel than ordinary saline implants. Moreover, standard saline implants don’t hold their shape as well those filled with silicone, and visible wrinkling can be an issue.
On the other hand, many patients worry about the possibility of a rupture of a silicone implant, when the outer covering of the implant breaks to some extent, and the silicone starts to escape. Ruptures happen slowly and may not be noticeable at first — they are often called “silent ruptures” – but in time they can result in painful symptoms along with changes in the size and shape of the breasts. Because they are hard to identify, confirming ruptures typically requires an MRI scan. When testing finally does indicate a rupture, the silicone will have to be removed surgically. By contrast, saline implants are filled only with a saline solution, i.e., salt water, so a rupture will be quick and obvious. Moreover, it will be mainly a cosmetic issue as the fluid will be absorbed by the body with no additional impact.
Why an Ideal Implant Can be the Ideal Solution
Ideal Implants are a new, FDA approved, alternative to both silicone and traditional saline implants. They are filled with a salt water solution, but the similarity with ordinary saline implants ends there. They are structured implants in which a complex series of shells and chambers makes them more stable while also increasing their softness.
It gets better because, even as a rupture becomes much easier to deal with, the chances of one actually happening are reduced significantly. According to FDA trials, some brands of silicone implants have a rupture or deflation rate as high as 7.4% within seven years. An Ideal Implant, on the other hand, has only a 1.8% chance of a failure in that time. Finally, the risk of capsular contracture, a well-known complication which hardens the breasts and alters their shape, is reduced by several percentage points with Ideal Implants.
Dr. Jazayeri and Ideal Implants
A leading board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jazayeri has provided breast augmentation to countless women from throughout Orange County and Southern California with consistent success. He is proud to offer Ideal Implants as an option for patients who want to benefit from the advantages of both saline and silicone implants.
Of course, all patients are different and there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to breast augmentation. To find out about all your plastic surgery options, please call us at the phone number above or reach out to us through our contact page.