THE IDEAL CHOICE
Until very recently implants came in essentially two forms: saline and silicone. Saline implants are fluid filled while silicone implants are filled with a cohesive gel. The Ideal Implant is a next generation saline implant made to look and feel like silicone. The Ideal Implant offers the look and feel of a silicone implant with the peace of mind of a saline implant.
|SALINE IMPLANTS||SILICONE IMPLANTS||STRUCTURED IMPLANT (Ideal Implant)|
|Cost||Less Cost||More Expensive||More Expensive|
|Rippling||More Ripping||Less Rippling||Less Rippling|
|Feel||Less Natural||More Natural||Similar to Silicone: More Natural|
|Rupture Detection||Easy to Detect Deflation||Requires MRI to Detect Deflation||Easy to Detect Deflation|
SILICONE GELThe silicone gel implant feels natural, which is its advantage over the saline implant. Because it is filled when manufactured, as opposed to during the surgery, it can be damaged if forced through a small incision. Rupture of a silicone gel implant is undetectable by looking in the mirror or by physical examination, and requires an MRI scan of the breast for detection.
The saline implant is similar to a water balloon. Because it has no structure, it does not have the natural feel of breast tissue. The saline implant is usually placed under the chest muscles. Without an internal structure, the upper portion collapses when held upright and it tends to wrinkle.
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 its natural feel.
The IDEAL IMPLANT has a natural feel without risk of silent rupture, a youthful shape and contour, and many advantages women value over round silicone gel implants:
IDEAL IMPLANT Clinical Advantages
- Lower rupture rate
- Lower capsule contracture rate
- Higher rupture strength
- Smaller incision
- Easy to remove
IDEAL IMPLANT Filler Advantages
- Only saline inside for peace of mind
- Safety of saline
- Saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body
- Look in the mirror and know implants are intact
IDEAL IMPLANT Rupture Advantages
- Lower rupture rate
- No risk of silicone gel in tissues
- No MRI scans needed to detect ruptures
- No silent ruptures