"Ideal Implant" Combines Benefits of Saline and Silicone

The Ideal Breast Implant was launched in early 2006 to provide benefits of both silicone and saline gel implants, and produce natural-looking breasts.

After years of research and testing, the Ideal implant is become an attractive option for many plastic surgeons that want to provide quality results with their procedure.

Many women have chosen saline instead of silicone gel implants because of the natural tissue-like appearance that saline gel implants provide, but many are uncomfortable with the risk of a silent rupture.

The Ideal implant is a saline-filled implant that look a standard implant but the edges have been lowered to create a more contoured appearance. The implant is made with a series of implant shells that are nested together to create a more natural appearance, offering better control and reduces the ‘bounce’ effect that often makes breast implants look unnatural. Some plastic surgeons call this a “Hybrid™” breast implant because the implant combines many of the features of silicone and saline.

Currently, the Ideal Implant is being studied in an FDA-approved nationwide clinical trial of 500 participants. Individuals interested in participating in the study can contact a plastic surgeon in their area to find out if they qualify. All costs of the procedure are the participant’s responsibility, but participants will receive payment through a Trust Fund if they complete all of their follow-up visits over a 10-year period. The Ideal Implant deposit is $3,500 and goes directly into the Trust Fund, and this Trust Fund will invest in a stock and bond portfolio with an expectation of generating between $8,083 to $12,136 over the 10-year period. Individuals who miss any of the required follow up visits will be dropped from the study and lose their share of the Trust Fund monies.

More information about the Ideal Implant study participation and payment options can be found here.

(Picture Credit: IdealImplant.com)

Further Reading

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • After the recent health scare involving Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implants that cost UK taxpayers $3 million, many people are wondering whether demand for cosmetic surgery in the UK will subside. The breast implant scandal raised many concerns about the overall safety and potential risks involved with breast augmentation procedures and other types of implant procedures. Approximately 7,000 women in England were asked to undergo health checks after government officials found that they may have been given faulty breast implants that contained an unauthorized silicone filler. Even though the filler was not thought to be toxic, there were still some safety concerns about the implant itself. Officials found that PIP breast implants have double the rupture rate of other implants and could present a problem now, or in the near future.According to BBC News, approximately 47,000 women in the UK have PIP breast implants. The majority of these implants were inserted during a breast augmentation procedure from private surgeons, instead of through the NHS.

  • We’ve all heard about celebrities going under the knife to improve their looks and enhance their appearance, and while some do manage to enhance their looks with a nip and tuck, others fall victim to a plastic surgery disaster. Celebrities including Tara Reid and Amanda Lepore have been criticized and publicly humiliated after repeat plastic surgery procedures that have led to disaster. Fortunately for stars like Tara Reid, revision surgery has helped to correct the deformities and irregularities caused by the botched procedure. Still, many celebrities aren’t so lucky and have to find ways to mask their anti-aging disaster.