Learning About Your Breast Implant Options

October 10, 2018

The Difference Between Saline, Silicone Gel, and Structured Breast Implants

Before your breast augmentation consultation it is important to compare all your breast implant options and learn as much as you can about the new technologies available. Each breast implant type has benefits and compromises that you should think about. These differences will affect your life for as long as you have them. This guide will help you learn about your options so you can make an informed decision for your body.


Picking Breast Implants For Beautiful Results

Breast augmentation is the top cosmetic surgical procedure according to statistics gathered by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2017, 300,378 breast augmentations were performed. Because it is typically a cosmetic procedure, women are primarily focused on getting a beautiful looking result. Silicone gel breast implants, sometimes called silicone implants, used to be the only choice for women wanting breast implants with a natural look and feel. Now there is a much needed third option, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with saline, but it is not a saline implant. Saline breast implants are filled with saltwater, which is not as dense as silicone gel and tend to show ripples and wrinkles under the skin. The internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT gives it stability causing it to behave like a silicone gel breast implant. The smooth result mimics natural breast tissue and many patients and surgeons say they cannot tell the difference between the IDEAL IMPLANT and silicone gel implants in blind tests.


Picking Breast Implants For Peace Of Mind

If silicone gel breast implants offer great looking results, why do women need other breast implant options? Many women do not realize silicone gel breast implants can have a “silent rupture,” which is a rupture that requires an MRI to diagnose. The FDA recommends that women with silicone gel implants get an MRI every 2 years for the life of the implant so that these ruptures can be detected. If a rupture is detected, the implant must be removed through surgery. This surgery may be complex and require a capsulectomy to remove the scar tissue around the implant. It also requires a larger incision to remove the implant and any silicone gel that has leaked into surrounding tissue.

The financial strain of repeated MRIs, potential cost of surgery if your implant ruptures, as well as the emotional toll that comes with not knowing an implant status, has led many women to choose saline breast implants. Saline is naturally absorbed by the body if an implant ruptures, and a rupture is immediately evident when the implant begins to deflate.

Many women feel forced to choose between beauty and peace of mind when the only choices are saline and silicone gel. Now, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant offers women the peace of mind of saline with the beautiful results of silicone implants. Because the implant is filled with saline, and the saline is naturally absorbed should a rupture occur, this gives women peace of mind about the status of their implant - a simple surgery and small incision are all that is needed to remove the implant should it be required. With the IDEAL IMPLANT there is no need for an MRI to diagnose a rupture, no anxiety about the status of your implant, and no worrying about aesthetic issues like wrinkles.


What Plastic Surgeons And Patients Say About The IDEAL IMPLANT

Dr. Russell Babbitt is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Fall River, Massachusetts. He has extensive experience performing breast augmentations at his practice, Plastic Surgery of Southern New England. Dr. Babbitt had this to say about the IDEAL IMPLANT, “It is in my mind the best of both worlds, because it has the shape and the feel and the projection that you associate with a silicone gel implant, and the peace of mind that you associate with a saline implant.”


A review by www.realself.com user smnuovo who received IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants says, “Dr. Babbitt is absolutely amazing. I had my breast augmentation with Dr. Babbitt in August (3 months ago), my breasts were small and slightly uneven. Dr. Babbitt did such a beautiful natural looking job. Everyone thinks they are real!! They even feel real and move like real breasts...”


Learn More About Breast Implant Options From Dr. Babbitt

Dr. Babbitt began offering the IDEAL IMPLANT because he realized the strains silicone gel implants put on his patients. He wanted a better option for them, one that wouldn’t require sacrificing beauty or peace of mind. That is why he was one of the first plastic surgeons to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. He is currently one of the most experienced surgeons in the nation offering the IDEAL IMPLANT and was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon. Dr. Babbitt is dedicated to educating his patients about all the options available, and guiding them to a choice that will get the best results.


If you’re ready to start on the path to a new you schedule a consultation with Dr. Babbitt today. He is one of the exclusive surgeons in Fall River to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. Call 508-567-3202 to schedule your no-obligation consultation.