Breast implants are a popular plastic surgery procedure, helping thousands of women achieve a larger bust size. When it comes to breast implants, many patients are unsure what type they should get. At Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, CA, we offer IDEAL implants for women who want to enhance their figure.

What Are IDEAL Implants?

IDEAL implants are a type of structured saline breast implant. These implants combine the best of both worlds by using saline to provide the look and feel of silicone implants. They are essentially an all-in-one breast implant that can give you a natural-looking breast size and shape without the worries associated with silicone.

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.

Are IDEAL Implants Right for Me?

If you are interested in achieving a larger, rounder bust, you are likely considering breast augmentation. IDEAL implants at Schoemann Plastic Surgery can help you increase your breast size and enhance your overall figure. 

While IDEAL implants present a variety of benefits, they may not be the perfect fit for you. The only way to find out is by consulting a plastic surgeon. When you visit our Encinitas office, we will evaluate your current figure and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine whether IDEAL implants are right for you. 

IDEAL Implants in Encinitas, CA

Have you been looking into breast augmentation options? At Schoemann Plastic Surgery, we offer the IDEAL implant for patients throughout Encinitas, CA and other North County communities. Our team will work with you to design a unique treatment plan that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

With the IDEAL implant, you can get a larger, fuller bust without the worries of silicone implants. To learn more about IDEAL implants, contact us online or call (760) 487-2520.