Is the Ideal Implant pre-filled with saline?
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Is the IDEAL Implant Pre-Filled
The Ideal Implant is Filled after Pocket Placement
Because the Ideal Implant has a similar structure to the traditional saline breast implant, it is also inserted into the breast pocket empty, and then filled with sterile saline solution. The advantages over silicone implants in this regard is that a smaller incision can be used with the Ideal Implant and breast size asymmetry can be easily corrected by filling the implants with different volumes of saline.
The ideal saline breast implant.
The 2 chambers are individually filled through the 2 filling tubes with saline once the implant has been inserted and positioned. The valves seal as the filling tubes are removed. One benefit of this is the adjustability of the implant once it is in position permitting the surgeon to check and adjust both size and contour.
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Is the ideal implant prefilled?
That is a great question. The Ideal implant is a structured saline implant that has several baffles inside, like a Russian doll, to prevent the saline from sloshing around. It has two separate chambers. It is rolled and placed in empty, so a smaller incision than is needed for a silicone gel implant can be used. The two chambers are filled separately with detachable filling tubes after it is in place.
The IDEAL implant is not pre-filled. It comes deflated just like all other saline implants. As a result you can usually get the IDEAL implant through a smaller incision than most silicone implants. I would recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to see if this option might be right for you. Best of luck!
Filling the Ideal Implant
The Ideal Implant is one of the newer implants available in the U.S. today, and one of the benefits of its unique structure (multiple nested layers with internal baffling) is a softer feel than its traditional saline-filled counterpart. It is, however, still a saline implant at heart - so at the time of surgery it is initially empty upon insertion. Once the Ideal Implant is situated correctly in place, your surgeon customizes the fill volume with sterile saline to the size you had agreed upon. As with traditional saline-filled implants, the Ideal Implant's flexibility for final fill volumes can be a great solution for patients who are looking to fine-tune slight asymmetries between their breast sizes.
Filling the Ideal Implant
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