As far as breast implant technology has been concerned over the last two decades, women had a choice: the safety of saline-filled implants or the natural movement and beauty of silicone-filled implants. Dr. David Mashhadian and the team at Rodeo Surgical Art are thrilled to say that, thanks to Ideal Breast Implants, women no longer have to choose between a natural aesthetic outcome and their own safety and health.
Why Ideal Breast Implants?
For the first time in 30 years, a new type of breast implant has been introduced that elevates women’s outcomes during a breast augmentation. The FDA has approved the Ideal Breast Implant for women ages 18 and older. These implants take the most challenging decision patients have had to make regarding their breast augmentation—saline’s safety versus silicone’s natural look and feel—and solve it by offering women the best of both worlds.
The Ideal Breast Implant technology is called a Structured Implant because the shell has been revolutionized to provide a structure similar to that of a silicone gel-based implant while still being filled with safer saline. There are 2 interior chambers, each filled with saline once the implant shell has been placed in the breast pocket during an augmentation procedure. Because the saline is introduced after implant placement, the incision Ideal Implants require is smaller than silicone implants.
Ideal Implants also require no FDA-recommended MRI monitoring. If one of the interior chambers ruptures, the body safely absorbs the saline while the other chamber remains intact, preserving the appearance of the affected breast. This gives patients the chance to schedule a replacement or removal procedure with less urgency and more convenience. The risk of rupture is also reduced because of the multi-layered shell. There are 4 layers between the inner chamber and the outer shell, so if one baffle is compromised, the others may hold steady. The risk of capsule contracture is also significantly reduced with Ideal Implants compared to their competitors.
What Sizes do the Ideal Breast Implants Come In?
The size you choose for your implants can make all the difference with how pleased you are with the outcome. The implants themselves come in various sizes comparable to other types of implants, from 210cc to 675cc in volume. But what does that truly mean?
The cc measurement is the total volume of the implant once it’s properly placed and filled. For a 210cc implant, that translates to a 9.8cm diameter and a 4.0cm-4.4cm projection, which refers to the measurement the breast measures forward from the chest wall. A 675cc size implant is a 14.1cm-14.2cm diameter with a 5.8cm-6.4cm projection. A 440cc implant is close to the middle between the lowest and highest volume and measures 12.4cm-12.5cm in diameter with a 5.0cm-5.6cm projection.
These may be difficult numbers to visualize, so Dr. Mashhadian and the team at Rodeo Surgical Art are ready to meet you and show you just what you need to know to make the decision that’s right for you.
These are exciting times for women seeking breast augmentation. No longer do you have to put your safety in jeopardy to achieve the breast size, shape, and position you’d like. With Ideal Breast Implants, you can have the breasts you’ve always wanted without compromise.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implants?
Have you considered a breast augmentation to enhance your breasts or correct an asymmetry but didn’t like your choices between safety and aesthetics? Now you don’t have to choose. Dr. Mashhadian is happy to explain every option available to you concerning breast augmentation during your comprehensive consultation.
What is the Breast Enhancement Procedure Like?
Your breast augmentation procedure will take place in our state-of-the-art surgical suite beside the Rodeo Surgical Art boutique-style offices on an outpatient basis. There, the treatment plan you’ve created with Dr. Mashhadian—including type, size, and shape of the implant, placement of the implant, and location of the incisions—will be carried out with an eye for meticulous detail and maximizing your results.
Dr. Mashhadian also uses advanced surgical techniques and medicine combinations to minimize your recovery with his Recovery EXL™ process, so you have less bleeding and tissue trauma. Many of Dr. Mashhadian’s patients are on their feet much sooner than they anticipate, thanks to Recovery EXL™.