Dr. Hubbard is pleased to announce that he is now offering a new implant option, IDEAL IMPLANT ® , for those who may be interested in breast augmentation, but are concerned about using silicone implants. While Dr. Hubbard has always offered both silicone and saline implants and feels both are safe options, they do have different consistencies, therefore the results they provide may have a different look and feel.
What is IDEAL IMPLANT®?
The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant gives you the natural feel you want, and with advantages over silicone gel implants. Although it is filled with only saline for your peace of mind, the implant has a natural feel because of its internal supporting structure that controls movement of the saline.
If the IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, the saline inside is harmlessly absorbed by the body. In addition, you have the confidence of knowing that your implants are intact just by looking in the mirror. In contrast, if a silicone gel implant ruptures, it is “silent” and cannot be detected by looking in the mirror. Current silicone gel implants have been shown to have a high rate of rupture based on MRI scans.
Women have wanted a new type of breast implant – one that would combine the natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind. After years of research, engineering, product development and a large US clinical trial, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by FDA and Health Canada, and is now available through a limited network of board certified or eligible plastic surgeons.
IDEAL IMPLANT® – Patient & Surgeon Satisfaction
The IDEAL IMPLANT has been in clinical use since February 2009, at the start of the clinical trial. By February 2010, 502 women received the IDEAL IMPLANT from 45 board certified plastic surgeon investigators nationwide. In clinical follow-up over five years, patient and surgeon satisfaction with the outcome has been high and the capsule contracture rate has been low.
Patient Reviews for IDEAL IMPLANT®
In patient reviews, one of the most consistent pieces of feedback received is how well patients feel Dr. Hubbard has taken the time to carefully listen to their concerns and answer their questions.
Making the IDEAL IMPLANT option available to breast augmentation patients is just another example of how Dr. Hubbard cares for those he treats. He is excited to be able to offer this third implant option for those that want a more structured look and feel, but would prefer to use saline over silicone.
If you have questions regarding the IDEAL IMPLANT, we encourage you to schedule a consultation.