What are the advantages of the Ideal Implant?
Clinical advantages of the Ideal Implant are lower rupture and capsular contracture rates, higher rupture strength, and ability to place and remove the implant via a small incision. Because the Ideal Implant is a saline-based solution, there is no risk of silicone gel in adjacent tissues, no silent ruptures, and no need for MRI scans to evaluate implant integrity.
Will I need an MRI scan to check if my implants are intact?
Because the Ideal Implant is a saline-based device, MRI scans are not necessary—you can simply look in the mirror and see that your implants are intact. The current FDA recommendation is for women who have gel implants to obtain an MRI after the third year of having their implants and then every two years to evaluate implant integrity.
Does the Ideal Implant cost more?
Because the Ideal Implant is a premium product, it costs slightly more than most saline implants; but if you factor in the long-term costs of MRI scans, they are an extremely cost-effective option.
What are the risks of capsular contracture and implant rupture with the Ideal Implant?
Based on current data, capsular contracture and rupture rates are lower than any other US FDA-approved breast implant.
Can the Ideal Implant be used to replace other implants already in place?
The Ideal Implant is an excellent choice for women considering implant replacement because of their lifetime warranty and no need for MRI surveillance every two years.
What about implant shape?
Because the Ideal Implant utilizes multiple shells to compartmentalize the saline, shape is maintained even when a woman changes position.
What is the Ideal Implant warranty
The Ideal Implant comes with a warranty that’s among the best in the industry. The warranty provides lifetime product replacement with a 10-year surgical expense reimbursement of $3,500. The Ideal Implant is the only saline implant with a warranty that offers replacement for capsular contracture.
What is a silent rupture?
Silent rupture means that the loss of implant integrity is not accompanied by any clinical symptoms – you simply cannot tell whether your implants are intact or have ruptured by examination alone. Because of the likelihood of silent ruptures with silicone gel implants, the FDA has made recommendations for lifetime MRI surveillance scans. With the Ideal Implant there’s no need for an MRI scan – you can just look in the mirror.
What is the recovery with Ideal Implants?
Recovery from Ideal Implant surgery is no different from other breast augmentation procedures utilizing implants. At Total Aesthetics we’re believers in fast track recovery and you’ll be back in the gym in six weeks at the most.
What are benefits of Ideal Implants?
Ideal Implants have a lot to offer – Dr. O'Connell likes to say that he’s been gel free since 2017!
- Easy to remove
- Implant integrity can be assessed just by looking in the mirror
- Lowest capsule contracture rate in the industry
- Lowest rupture rate in the industry
- High strength implant
- Natural feel
- No need for MRIs to determine if implant has ruptured
- No sticky silicone gel from ruptured implants in surrounding tissues – saline is safely absorbed by your body
- No silent rupture because you will know that your implants are intact
- Easy to remove and replace
- Smaller incisions than with silicone gel implants
- Smooth surface
- Form stable – shape maintained in upright position