We are excited to announce that our office is now one of around 45 nationwide that are offering the new, FDA-approved breast implant known as the IDEAL IMPLANT®. A saline implant that feels like silicone without having any silicone inside, the IDEAL IMPLANT is designed to provide the natural look and feel that women love.
The way the IDEAL IMPLANT works is there are a series of implant shells nested together, with two separate sections holding saline. This structure works to control saline movement and support the edges of the implant in a way that minimizes any folding or wrinkling. More than 500 women received the IDEAL IMPLANT between its initial clinical use in February 2009 and a year later in February 2010. Of those women, over the following five years, satisfaction has been high and the capsular contracture rate has been low, in fact lower than other saline or silicone implants.
Unlike silicone implants that can rupture silently, the rare rupture of an IDEAL IMPLANT is easy to see simply by looking in the mirror. What’s more, should a rupture occur, the saline is harmlessly absorbed into the body.
Backed by years of research, product development and a large U.S. clinical trial, the IDEAL IMPLANT just recently received FDA and Health Canada approval—and today it is available through a limited network of surgeons. The office of board certified plastic surgeon David P. Rapaport is proud to be among these offices, giving New York patients the latest in breast implant options.
Are you interested in learning more about the IDEAL IMPLANT? Call our New York office today at 212-294-9955 to schedule a consultation!