IDEAL IMPLANT vs. Traditional Implants

IDEAL IMPLANT vs. Traditional Implants

So, you’ve decided to get breast implants. This is a big step in getting to your ideal shape and contour, but now you have to decide which type of implant is best for you. You’ve probably heard about silicone and saline implants; these are the two types of breast implants which have been on the market for decades. But now a new type of implant is helping women get their ideal look that is the IDEAL IMPLANT. It can be hard to choose with so many options, so we have broken down the differences between the IDEAL IMPLANT and traditional forms of breast augmentation.

Silicone Implants

These implants are filled with silicone gel, so they feel and act more like natural breast tissue. These implants are FDA approved for women 22 years or older. These implants are great, but if they rupture the silicone gel has nowhere to go, in some cases the gel leaks into the breast pocket.  There are different types of silicone implants that are shaped differently to add more options for women.

Saline Implants

These implants are filled with saline water in a shell. These implants have a uniform shape and feel to them. A perk of the saline implants is that if they rupture the saline solution is absorbed into the body. Also, these are FDA approved for women 18 years or older.


The IDEAL IMPLANT brings the two best parts of saline and silicone implants together for one ideal design. The shell of the implant is structured like silicone implants but is filled with a saline solution. This makes it so the implants feel natural, comfortable, and if they rupture the saline solution will be absorbed into the body.

Advantages of Traditional Implants

Silicone and saline implants both have their own advantages. The main advantage of silicone implants is that they feel more like real breast tissue. With Saline implants they can be filled to the desired volume and are a more natural type of filling in the implant.  There are many variants of these implants so that women can choose an implant which will give them their ideal look.

Advantages of IDEAL IMPLANT

The IDEAL IMPLANT has many advantages. It is a natural, comfortable implant which due to its dual-compartment design has a very low rupture rate. Along with the rupture rate, if your implant does rupture you will know. With traditional implants, you need to go in for an MRI to see if the implant has ruptured, with the IDEAL IMPLANT you will know just by looking at your breasts. Along with that, the incision length is much shorter for these implants when they are being placed.

Which Implant is Right for Me?

If you have finally decided on getting a breast augmentation, choosing the implants is the next step. When looking at implants you should consider what size and shape you want your implants to be. The best way to choose an implant for you is by consulting with one of our doctors here at Gawley Plastic Surgery. The doctors here will take into consideration your health, goals, and skin quality as well. By speaking with your doctor about traditional implants and the IDEAL IMPLANT they can help find the best one for your individual needs.