Now, a new structured breast implant, the Ideal Implant, gives patients seeking augmentation an additional option, says board-certified plastic surgeon A. Dean Jabs, MD, phD, of Cosmetic Surgery Associates (1515 Chain Bridge Road, #310, McLean, 703-506-0683; cosmeticplastics.com). This structured implant is filled with saline, which can be absorbed by the body in case of rupture, as oppose to silicone, which can’t. “It looks and feels as if it’s a gel implant,” Jabs adds. Of course, as with any surgery, you should always discuss the benefits and risks with your board-certified plastic surgeon.
PRO TIP: When choosing a doctor, prospective patients should look for a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and satisfied patients as shown by reviews, says A. Dean Jabs, MD, PhD, of Cosmetic Surgery Associates. Complete transparency and open communication are key, he adds, to a happy doctor-patient relationship and should be expected.
-Capitol File Magazine, Spring 2017