Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute is the first clinic in Toronto to offer the Ideal Breast Implant. Designed by a plastic surgeon, to take the best of both Saline Breast Implants and Silicone Breast Implants, it has the look and feel of a silicone implant, without all the hassles of silicone. It really does live up to its name: Ideal Implant
IDEAL IMPLANT has Advantages over Silicone Gel Implants
Natural feel is not the only thing women care about.
FDA approved intact silicone gel implants as safe. If an implant ruptures, FDA says the “implant and any gel should be removed.”
IDEAL IMPLANT offers women an alternative that feels natural and eliminates the risk of silent rupture.
Benefits of Ideal Implant
- no silent ruptures
- no MRI needed to detect ruptures
- can look in the mirror and know their implants are intact
- only saline inside for peace of mind
- safety of saline
- no silicone gel in their body
- no risk of silicone granulomas
- easy to remove if ruptured
- youthful shape/contour
- higher shell strength
- lower rupture rate (5-year, primary augmentation)
- lower capsule contracture rate (5-year, primary augmentation)
Implant Rupture Rates
The improved design of the Ideal Implant seems to not only result in a nicer and smoother shape, but also lowers the rupture/leakage rates.
Best of Both Worlds (and more)
The Ideal Implant is a ‘Structured Breast Implant’. Unlike other implants which are a single shell with a single cavity filled with either saline or silicone gel, the Ideal Implant contains a complex network of shells which contain saline, but look and feel like silicone because of the sophisticated internal shell structure.
While the original saline-filled implants have a single lumen within a single shell made from cross- linked silicone elastomer, the IDEAL IMPLANT has two lumens within two nested shells that are attached at the patch on the back of the implant.
A saline breast implant is like a water baloon.
Saline implant has no internal structure, the upper portion collapses when held upright and it tends to wrinkle. This is called rippling and is the most significant reason why people shy away from saline implants.
Silicone Breast Implant
Silicone gel is softer than saline, making silicone implant feel more natural and more like a real breast.
Standard silicone gel-filled implants feel somewhat like breast tissue, but because they are filled when manufactured, as opposed to during the surgery, they can be damaged if forced through a small incision. Ruptures of silicone gel implants are usually undetectable by looking in the mirror or by physical examination, and require an MRI scan of the breasts for detection.
The Structured Breast Implant has an inner shell around the inner chamber, which holds the inner saline filler, and an outer shell around the outer chamber, which holds the outer saline filler. Between these shells are one to three baffle shells. This internal structure is designed to control movement of the saline inside and is what gives the IDEAL IMPLANT its natural feel.
Why not just use a Silicone Implant?
If IDEAL IMPLANT goes to great lengths to simulate the properties of a Silicone implant, why not just use a silicone breast implant? Why go through all this trouble to come up with such a complex multi-chamber saline implant?
As you can see from these FDA statistics, the risk of an implant rupture is real. With Silicone implants, these ruptures can go on un-noticed. To diagnose a rupture, and Ultrasound or a MRI study should be periodically undertaken to ensure your silicone implants are not leaking. Saline implants do not have this problem. If a saline implant leaks, it deflates and you know right away. No need for expensive tests. However, the downside of saline implants is that they do not feel and behave like silicone implants do and for that reason many women want silicone implants. Well now there is a saline-based implant that has all the benefits of a saline implant, while looking and feeling like a silicone: WIN WIN all around.
Comparing the IDEAL IMPLANT to what’s on the market:
Below are comparisons of the Ideal Implant and various existing saline and silicone implants. Note how the Ideal implant is able to adapt to a curves surface (because your chest is not flat) and how it maintains its shape, fill, and smoothness compared to the other implants.
Designed by a plastic surgeon, the innovating implant design contains multiple shells which create two separate chambers. These chambers contain saline (salt water), instead of cohesive silicone gel which his used to give silicone breast implants its volume. The complex internal design controls the movement of saline to make the implant feel like saline, reduce folding and rippling and thus reduce the risk of implant rupture and deflation.
The Ideal Implant is a ‘Structured Breast Implant’ because of it’s complex arrangement of implant shells. Unlike silicone and saline implants which are a simple silicone shell holding a silicone or saline content, Ideal Implant is made of newly designed silicone shells, but contain no gel or new unproven materials. Everything that makes this implant is based on many years of research and proven technology. Because of it’s unique design, it has a very natural feel.
The Ideal Implant is now approved by FDA and Health Canada as a safe breast implant. This was based on a study of 502 women who underwent a breast augmentation in a US multi-center clinic trial starting in 2009.
The implant is manufactured in the US at an FDA-inspected facility which has been manufacturing silicone medical devices for over 30 years.