Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular procedures at our Portland plastic surgery practice and in America— for good reason. The procedure creates safe and satisfying results, and patients have many implant types to choose from. One of the new options now offered at our practice is the Ideal Implant. We’re excited to offer this innovative device to our breast augmentation patients here in Portland.
Curious if Ideal Implants are right for you? Read on to learn more about what makes this new technology so effective. Request a consultation with one of our Portland plastic surgeons or call (503) 292-9200 to learn if Ideal Implants are the right option for you.
What are Ideal Implants? How are they structured?
Ideal Implants are a type of uniquely designed breast implant. They were developed as a “happy medium” alternative between saline and silicone implants. The implant itself is formed by a series of shells carefully nested together. Inside, saline is held in two separate chambers. This internal structure controls the movement of the saline and helps the implant better maintain its shape.
What makes Ideal Implants special?
When it comes to implants, women usually have two choices: saline or silicone. Saline implants are filled with sanitized salt water, which can be safely absorbed by the body in the case of rupture. The downside of traditional saline implants is that they feel firmer and more structured than natural breasts. Silicone implants provide a softer, more natural feel and beautiful shape, but the body can’t absorb silicone leaks.
With Ideal Implants, women no longer have to choose. The implants are filled with saline and contain no silicone gel, but they can still hold their shape and feel natural to the touch. This “best of both worlds” scenario allows women to have more peace of mind while also enjoying fantastic results. The internal structure of the implant also prevents wrinkles and folds—issues that can cause implant rupture in the first place.
Who is a good candidate for Ideal Implants?
Ideal Implants work best for breast augmentation patients who want a genuine look and feel without the need for silicone. If you don’t want regular MRI scans to check on the status of your implants, the Ideal Implant option simplifies your life. However, Ideal Implants typically come as high-profile devices. If you would like less projection (how far the breast “sticks out” from the chest), this implant choice may not be for you.
During a one-on-one consultation, our team can help guide you toward the best implant for your needs. We are proud to offer this innovative new option for patients who want the feel of silicone with the safety of saline.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see real examples from breast augmentation patients at our Portland plastic surgery practice. If you would like to learn more about breast implants, request a consultation at Portland Plastic Surgery Group. You can also contact our office by phone at (503) 292-9200.