In 2009, Dr. Slack was one of a small, select group of Plastic Surgeons chosen to participate in the FDA clinical trials required for approval of the IDEAL IMPLANT®. Data from his patients was integral the 2015 FDA approval of the implant. Dr. Slack worked with the IDEAL IMPLANT® from the early stages of its inception and followed his patients for 5 years after receiving the implants. This provided him insights about the implant and its nuances other surgeons don’t have. His experience in determining which patients are best suited for the Ideal Implant is unmatched in the North Texas area.
Discussion about the various breast implant options available will be an essential part your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Slack.
What is the IDEAL IMPLANT®?
A NEW TYPE OF BREAST IMPLANT INSPIRED BY WOMEN
After years of dealing with ruptured silicone gel implants and listening to patient concerns, Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Robert S. Hamas realized that women wanted a new type of breast implant—one that would combine the natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind. He designed the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, which has undergone 10 years of development and refinement, including contributions of clinical expertise from many practicing surgeons. The result is the FDA-approved IDEAL IMPLANT®, with the natural feel that women want, but without any silicone gel.
The IDEAL IMPLANT® is made from safe and proven breast implant materials. It contains no silicone gel or new materials, and has a natural feel because of its unique design with an internal structure. And, because the design is patented, no other breast implant company can manufacture or sell the IDEAL IMPLANT®. It is only available through a very limited network of board certified or board-eligible plastic surgeons.
The FDA and Health Canada approved the Ideal Implant in 2014, based on results from a multi-center US clinical tried with 502 women that started in 2009, and now has over 5 years of follow-up. The IDEAL IMPLANT® is made in the U.S.A at an FDA inspected facility that has been manufacturing silicone medical devices for over 30 years.
Watch the spot on Good Morning Texas about IDEAL IMPLANT®:
The IDEAL IMPLANT® uses a revolutionary new technology that offers women a natural feel without silicone gel, and the safety of only saline inside for peace of mind. This eliminates the concern women have with silicone gel implants: ruptures are silent. This is why the FDA recommends MRI scans of silicone gel implants every two years to detect rupture.
With the IDEAL IMPLANT®, a woman can simply look in the mirror each day and have the confidence of knowing her implants are intact.
A NATURAL FEEL AND YOUTHFUL SHAPE WITH THE SAFETY OF SALINE.
Original saline implants do not feel natural, and are prone to “wrinkling and “bouncing.” In a recent survey, 91% of women would prefer a new saline-filled implant that was designed to feel and perform like a silicone gel implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT® is round, so rotation does not affect its appearance, whereas tear-drop shaped implants appear abnormal if they rotate. The IDEAL IMPLANT® a youthful shape and projection, designed to conform to the natural curve of the chest wall, with the edges closer to the ribs. The result is a breast augmentation that looks and feels natural, without the risk of undetected silicone gel rupture.
HOW DOES IDEAL IMPLANT® WORK?
The IDEAL IMPLANT® has a unique internal structure consisting of two saline-filled chambers and a series of implant shells of increasing size nested together.
This internal structure is designed to control movement of the saline filler, so there is less “bouncing,” “scalloping” and “wrinkling.” When held upright, the internal structure supports the upper portion of the implant, so it does not collapse.
The amount of saline used to fill the implant can be adjusted to correct for differences in the size of a woman’s breasts.
The unfilled IDEAL IMPLANT® is inserted through a relatively small incision, then filled with saline through two self-sealing valves.
It is designed to allow physicians choices of subglandular or submuscular position, volume adjustment and location of the incision.
The healing time is exactly the same as with any other breast implant.
Finally, beauty without compromise. Now available in our office, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant provides the best of both worlds to women. Its internal structure supports the edges and gives it a natural feel, similar to silicone gel implants, along with a youthful shape. Unlike silicone gel implants that rupture silently and require an MRI scan for detection, with the IDEAL IMPLANT®, a rupture is easily detected by looking in the mirror. And, your body will safely absorb the saline from inside.
The IDEAL IMPLANT®, which has undergone 10 years of development and refinement, including contributions of clinical expertise from many plastic surgeons, combines the natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind.
Please call us today to come in for a consultation. Do your own side-by-side comparison of the IDEAL IMPLANT® to the silicone gel implant.
Ready to schedule your consultation? Dr. Slack would like to answer any questions you have about which procedure might be right for you. Get in touch!
North Texas Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1105 Central Expressway N
Building One, Suite 370
Allen, Texas 75013 214-495-6464