Dr. Constance Barone on Breast Implant Safety
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on December 02, 2018
The IDEAL IMPLANT® Provides New Breast Implant Safety Statistics
According to the latest FDA core clinical trial data, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is one of the safest breast implants available on the market. Results from 8 years post-primary breast augmentation with the IDEAL IMPLANT show a low rate of rupture and low rate of capsular contracture, two of the top breast implant complications. IDEAL IMPLANT has also reported a rise in demand for the implant, due to its natural looking results, lack of silent rupture risk, and low complication risk. Board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio have noted an increase in patients choosing the IDEAL IMPLANT when presented with multiple options.
Rupture Risk And Why It Matters
Breast implant rupture can disrupt your life. When a rupture occurs, the FDA recommends removal and replacement. Removal surgery can be expensive and hard on your body. The best breast implants for your lifestyle provide a low risk of rupture so you will be at a lower risk of needing revision surgery. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has a rupture risk of only 2.1% at 8 years post- primary breast augmentation. In the top silicone gel breast implants rupture risk is higher at 7.4% in Allergan, 13.6% in Mentor, and 7.2% in Sientra, based on MRI scans.
The IDEAL IMPLANT also provides added deflation protection because it is a structured implant. The implant will likely not deflate completely, giving women time to plan a removal surgery around their schedules. In saline implants, the implant will completely deflate and removal surgery is needed quickly to address the issue. Women with silicone gel breast implants can encounter a “silent rupture” which is a rupture that does not show symptoms because the silicone gel stays close to the implant. The FDA recommends an MRI every 2-3 years for women with silicone gel implants to detect silent rupture. However, women can experience anxiety about not knowing the status of their silicone gel implant.
Breast Implant Safety With Low Capsular Contracture Risk
Women who encounter capsular contracture may experience implant displacement, tightening, and pain. In severe cases, known as Baker class III/IV, surgery is needed to correct capsular contracture. IDEAL IMPLANT reports Baker class III/IV capsular contracture at 8 years after primary augmentation at 6.6%. This risk is significantly lower when compared to silicone gel implants from Allergan (16.2%, 7 yr), Mentor (10.9%, 8 yr), and Sientra (11.2%, 8 yr). These statistics show women that the IDEAL IMPLANT can provide peace of mind that they are much less likely to need revision surgery in their lifetime.
Dr. Barone Reports Increase In Patients Choosing The IDEAL IMPLANT
Dr. Barone believes every woman deserves to be educated about her breast implant choices, and never pressured into a decision. When helping patients choose the best breast implants, Dr. Barone says, “I show patients every type of implant available. I show them saline. I show them silicone gel. And I show them the IDEAL IMPLANT. They get to feel and see each of their options, and almost exclusively these days, they pick the IDEAL IMPLANT. Women are very smart, they know what they want.”
In addition to the lower rates of complications, Dr. Barone notes that women love the feel of the IDEAL IMPLANT, especially compared to saline breast implants. She tells us, “one of the things I hated, and most women hated, about the saline was the just the unnatural feel of the saline implants. They felt like balloons underneath the chest wall.” Women want beautiful looking, natural feeling implants that do not give them anxiety about silent rupture or other complications. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is the breast implant that provides exactly what women and plastic surgeons have been wanting.
Learn More About Breast Implant Safety Statistics
It is important to educate yourself about breast implants before your breast augmentation. Knowing about potential risks and how likely you are to encounter them will help you make the best decision for your body and your lifestyle. Visit https://idealimplant.com/compare/ to compare the IDEAL IMPLANT with silicone gel breast implants to make sure you’re getting the best breast implants. Choosing a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Barone will also help you reach your goals. Dr. Barone tells us, “I feel very strongly that you have to expose patients to all the different types of implants and give them the positives and the negatives about all the implants and what the requirements are to maintain those implants.” Dr. Barone is dedicated to providing all the information you need to make an educated choice for your future.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Visit Dr. Constance Barone today to learn more about breast implant safety. Dr. Barone is one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States, and was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon. Call 210-228-6698 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
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