Award-Winning Article Highlights the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant
At the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Steven Ringler uses the latest, technologically advanced products and procedures available in the plastic surgery industry. When it comes to breast augmentation surgery, he offers a variety of breast implant options including saline and silicone gel implants, plus a new third type of breast implant – the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.
2019 PRS Best Cosmetic Surgery Paper Award
In the July 2018 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, an article titled “IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants: Core Study Results at 6 Years” discusses the design, performance, and high patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings of this new kind of breast implant. At Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2019 in San Diego, the article received the 2019 PRS Best Cosmetic Surgery Paper Award.
A Structured Breast Implant
The article describes the difference between saline, silicone gel, and what is referred to as a “structured breast implant”. It states: “Previously, women had the choice of two types of implants: saline (an unsupported silicone elastomer balloon filled with saline) or silicone gel (a silicone elastomer balloon filled with silicone gel). Each of these implant types has certain well-known advantages and disadvantages …
The IDEAL IMPLANT was designed to combine the peace of mind of the saline implant and the natural feel of the silicone gel implant, without the drawbacks that concern women most (i.e., unnatural feel of the saline implant and silent rupture of the silicone gel implant). This implant is named a ‘structured’ implant because of its internal structure, which supports the shell so there is less upper pole collapse when upright and less wrinkling compared to round saline and certain round silicone gel implants …
Since its unique design and technology are different from saline and silicone gel implants, the structured implant is a third type of breast implant. Classifying breast implants on the basis of their saline or silicone gel filler material fails to identify differences in shell support that affect implant performance. A more informative classification is proposed here: ‘unsupported shell’ (saline implant) or ‘supported shell’ (silicone gel and structured implants).”
Are you interested in learning more about structured breast implants? Watch this educational video, or visit the IDEAL IMPLANT website.
Dr. Ringler Offers the IDEAL IMPLANT
As an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, Dr. Ringler is committed to offering his patients the very best. He takes the time to help his patients understand their options and learn for themselves the right fit for their body and goals. With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Ringler has the skills, training, knowledge, and expertise needed to help his patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.Learn more about your breast implant options, including IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants, by scheduling a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Ringler. Call 616-328-8800 today.