For years women have been asking for 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.   Now available in our office, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has the natural feel women want, without any silicone gel.  After years of research, engineering and product development, including contributions of clinical expertise from plastic surgeons and a large US clinical trial, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by the FDA and Health Canada. It is only available through a limited network of board certified or eligible plastic surgeons, and Dr. Robert Colgrove is proud to be included in that highly select group.

So how does a saline implant feel so natural?  The IDEAL IMPLANT has a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the saline.  This internal structure controls movement of the saline and supports the implant edges to reduce folding and wrinkling.  In addition, the implant has been designed to contour to the natural curve of the chest wall.

Not only do IDEAL IMPLANTS look and feel natural, they offer piece of mind. Unlike silicone gel implants that can silently rupture and require an MRI scan for detection, with IDEAL IMPLANT, you can look in the mirror each day and be confident your implants are intact.

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.  We think you may have a hard time knowing which implant is IDEAL and which is silicone!

The Art and Science of Plastic Surgery Podcast

Robert A. Colgrove Jr., MD discusses how his passion of artistry and his discipline to science has resulted in his “harmony of form and structure” approach with his patients.

In Episode 5, released on Feb 9, Gabe and Dr. Colgrove sit down for a pod-chat at the famous Patchwerk recording studio in downtown Atlanta, GA. In this casual discussion, Dr. Colgrove emphasizes his non-sales approach to the patient’s choice of the different breast implants. When presented with this choice, women choose IDEAL IMPLANT.

Advantages of IDEAL IMPLANT vs. Silicone Gel Implants

The IDEAL IMPLANT has a natural feel without risk of silent rupture, a youthful shape and contour, and many advantages women value over round silicone gel implants:

Clinical Advantages Filler Advantages Rupture Advantages
  • Lower capsule contracture rate
  • Only saline inside for peace of mind
  • No risk of silicone gel in tissues
  • Higher rupture strength
  • Safety of saline
  • No MRI scan needed to detect ruptures
  • Smaller incision
  • Saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body
  • No silent ruptures
  • Easy to remove
  • Look in the mirror and know implants are intact

Intact silicone gel implants are FDA-approved and safe. However, if ruptured, the FDA says the “implant and any gel should be removed.” Since these ruptures are silent, an MRI scan is recommended every two years to detect a rupture.

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