How Do IDEAL Implants Compare to Silicone?
When it comes to breast augmentation, silicone implants have been a popular choice because they have a more realistic look and feel than other implants. However, silicone implants come with certain risks. They can rupture, deflate, or develop capsular contracture. IDEAL implants come with a lower risk of all of these complications.
A common concern with silicone implants is that they may leak into the surrounding tissues. Most of the time, women are unaware they have a leak, and this is referred to as a “silent rupture.” Left undetected, silicone leaks can result in discomfort and illness.
IDEAL implants use saline solution to fill your implants, which does not run the same risk. If saline leaks into surrounding tissues, it is absorbed naturally by the body with no associated symptoms. Also, saline leaks do not require an MRI scan to be detected. If you have a silicone implant leak, you must have an MRI to determine where the leak is.
With a decreased risk of complications and other concerns, patients are less likely to need a breast revision after getting IDEAL implants. Breast revision is sometimes required after silicone implants if they rupture, deflate, or leak into surrounding tissues.
IDEAL implants also differ from silicone implants in the way that they are placed. When a silicone breast implant is placed, the entire implant is inserted whole under the skin. This method requires a larger incision either under the breast or near the armpit.
When Dr. Schoemann places IDEAL implants, a small and discreet incision is made before the empty shell of the implant is inserted beneath the skin. Once the implant is in the appropriate position, it is filled with saline solution until it reaches the desired size and shape.