We are Milwaukee’s Ideal Breast Implant® Specialists
The Ideal Breast Implant was created with one criteria in mind — that it contain only saline, but feel like a silicone gel breast implant.
What Is The ‘Ideal’ Breast Implant?
By itself saline solution has no structure. Saline solution, like water, seeks the shape of its container. In a traditional saline implant the saline solution assumes the shape of the implant shell. This is a single layer shell that provides a minimally structured shape at lower fill volumes; and only achieves a more stable shape at higher fill volumes where the implant consistency is quite firm. In contrast, the Ideal Implant® is a “structured” saline breast implant that consists of a series of shells nested inside one another. Depending upon the implant volume the Ideal Implant is made up of three to five shells. The Ideal Implant also consists of two lumens (or chambers) that are filled with saline solution. The inner chamber is filled to a specified amount, while the fill volume of the outer chamber can be varied/adjusted slightly. Located within this outer chamber is a baffling system of several shells. These baffle shells reduce the movement of the saline solution within the outer chamber, but small slits within the baffles do allow for some flow of saline. It is these baffles that help provide additional structure to the Ideal Implant by creating resistance to movement and flow of the saline solution within the implant. It is this resistance to flow and a reduction in fluid wave formation that gives the implant a softer feel that resembles that of silicone gel.
The Ideal Implant is not constructed with any new materials. It consists of the same safe silicone elastomer shell and valve materials that are used to manufacture traditional saline implants.
Is The Ideal® Breast Implant Safe?
The Ideal Breast Implant was approved by the FDA in 2014.
What Are The Advantages Of The Ideal® Breast Implant?
The Ideal Implant is filled with only saline solution, and so it therefore has the same safety profile of a traditional saline breast implant. However, because the Ideal Implant is designed like no other traditional saline breast implant, it has a soft and natural consistency and feel similar to silicone gel. With the Ideal Implant, to know if your implants are intact, simply look in the mirror. If the Ideal Implant should fail, the saline solution is harmless (it is i.v. fluid) and is absorbed by the body.
Because the Ideal Implant does not contain any silicone gel there are no “silent failures”, no MRI scans of the breast are needed to assess implant integrity, and there is no risk of silicone gel migration into the tissues.
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Is The Ideal Implant Right for You?
Schedule a consultation to feel for yourself how the Ideal Implant compares to traditional saline and silicone gel. Contact us at 414-443-0033 to learn more.