What is the Ideal Implant's outer shell made out of?
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Ideal implant is not different
The Ideal implant is just a saline implant with extra layers of shell on the inside. The selling point of the Ideal implant is that it does not wrinkle as much on the edges, so you can potentially get a better external appearance versus a normal saline implant. Of course, it's still a saline implant, so the external feel will be less natural compared to a silicone implant. For what it's worth, I use silicone implants almost 100% of the time in my practice and have not had any problems with them.
As far as the shell of the Ideal implant goes, like other implants whether they be silicone or saline, it is made of silicone. I was 99% sure about this, but I went to the company's website to confirm I was correct.
Hope this helps.
B Hermann MD
Ideal implant is made of the same materials as older types of implants, the innovation is in the way the shells are arranged
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Thank you for your question. The latest silicone implant also known as the "gummy bear" implant is the newest generation of implants made to give a natural appearance and feel. The current "implant market" has smooth and textured implants. The outer coating of the implant is made of several layers of silicone. Gummy bear implants are made with cohesive silicone gel created to decrease the rupture rate along. I hope this was helpful and I wish you luck on your search. Good luck!
Dr. Kouros Azar
Ideal Implant Shell
Thank you for your question. Yes, the ideal implant outer shell is made of the same material as previous saline implants. The difference is in the structure of the shell internally, where there are multiple layers internally to give a more natural look and feel, without the rippling that was seen in older generations of saline implants.
IDEAL Implant shell is made of silicone
All of the breast implant options available have an outer shell that is very similar and made of silicone. This material has been shown over and over again to be safe and durable. The real difference is in the internal structure of the device. Internal compartments limit the movement of the saline filler resulting in an implant that has an improved feel and movement compared to other saline filled devices. This is a nice improvement for women wanting breast augmentation in Canada and United States. There will be little difference in the look of a higher profile cohesive gel device compared to the same sized IDEAL Implant in most patients.
The Ideal Implant shell is made of the same silicone elastomer substance as a traditional saline implant, thus it is tried and true, having been used for more than 50 years in saline implants without problems. These implants are made in the USA, versus Mentor implants which are manufactured abroad.