The Future of Breast Implants: Comparing Options with Dr. Russell Babbitt

September 10, 2018

The Future of Breast Implants

In the history of breast implants, women have had to choose between two types: saline and silicone gel. Saline implants were developed and used as early as the 1960s. Silicone gel implants were approved by the FDA in the early 2000s. For years, technology did not move forward, leaving women to weigh the benefits and compromises of these two options. Choosing between saline and silicone gel ultimately means picking between beauty and peace of mind. Now, technology has moved forward yet again and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant provides a third option with the benefits of both saline and silicone gel.

How Breast Implants Compare

One of the most important decisions you have to make before your breast augmentation is what type of breast implant you will choose. Your implants could be part of your body for the rest of your life, so you should take your time to choose one that will not only give you beautiful results, but also give you peace of mind.

Saline Breast Implant - These implants are filled with saline (sterilized salt water), which gives women peace of mind because saline is naturally absorbed by the body if the implant ruptures. However, the saline is not dense enough to hold its shape well and tends to ripple or wrinkle under the skin, giving women an unnatural look.

Silicone Gel Breast Implant - Thick, sticky silicone gel fills these implants, making them much denser than saline implants and giving women a smooth, natural looking result. However, silicone gel is not absorbed by the body if the implant ruptures and can begin to leak into surrounding tissue, often without women knowing a rupture has occurred. The FDA recommends women with silicone gel implants get MRIs to check for these “silent ruptures” every two-to-three years for the life of the implant. Not knowing the status of their breast implants can cause daily anxiety for some women.

IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant - These implants were created by a surgeon who was tired of his patients being forced to compromise their peace of mind for beautiful results. The IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with saline, but has an internal structure giving the implant stability and a natural, beautiful look comparable to silicone gel implants. Because it is filled with saline, women have the peace of mind that if their implant ruptures the saline will be naturally absorbed. Additionally, the IDEAL IMPLANT has a lower rate of complications such as rupture and capsular contracture. Now women no longer have to choose between peace of mind and beautiful, natural looking results.

Picking a Plastic Surgeon Who Offers Choices

Did you know not every surgeon offers every type of implant? In fact, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are only offered by select board-certified plastic surgeons around the United States and Canada, in order to maintain quality and ensure safety. Surgeons who offer the IDEAL IMPLANT have demonstrated a dedication to offering their patients choices that matter. Dr. Russell Babbitt in Fall River, Massachusetts, knows women desire both beautiful results and peace of mind, which is why he became one of the first surgeons to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT in the United States, and remains one of the most experienced IDEAL IMPLANT surgeons in the country.

Dr. Russell Babbitt, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust

Dr. Russell Babbitt is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in all forms of plastic surgery, including cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Babbitt’s patients are consistently thrilled with their results, as well as the compassionate care and attention they receive from Dr. Babbitt and his office staff. He was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because of his extensive experience and skill using these new breast implants. Read what a few of his former patients have to say about their breast augmentation experience: Patient SaysI met Dr. Babbitt when I was researching surgeons for breast augmentation. After I met with him, I knew he was my surgeon. He showed compassion, he was honest and forthcoming. He was able to put me at ease and my surgery was a success. I couldn't be happier. I would definitely highly recommend him.” Patient Says “Dr. Babbitt and his PA are an awesome team with such a great sense of humor and really friendly staff. He did not rush my consultation and made sure I fully understood everything. Great experience over all.”

Visit Dr. Babbitt’s website to learn more about his Fall River plastic surgery practice. Dr. Babbitt’s office is located at 300 Hanover Street, Suite 1A, Fall River, MA, 02720. Don’t wait to start your plastic surgery journey, call (508) 567-3202 today for a consultation.