Dr. Mathew Mosher, a breast augmentation specialist in metro Vancouver, B.C., is one of the few Western Canada plastic surgeons offering the new IDEAL IMPLANT®.
Online PR News – 04-October-2016 – Langley, British Columbia – Plastic surgeon Dr. Mathew Mosher (www.drmosher.com) now offers breast augmentation patients at his Vancouver-area practice IDEAL structured breast implants -- innovative saline implants that provide the natural feel of a cohesive silicone gel implant without the risk of a "silent rupture."
"I'm excited to be among the first plastic surgeons in the Vancouver area to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT," says Dr. Mosher, who established YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre. "The IDEAL IMPLANT's unique design represents a breakthrough for saline breast implants and provides women a saline option without having to sacrifice the natural look and feel of silicone gel implants."
The IDEAL IMPLANT's unique internal structure consists of 2 saline-filled chambers separated by 1 to 3 shells nested together. These baffle shells control the movement of the saline filler, so it doesn't slosh as can happen in other saline implants. Other saline implants are similar to water balloons with an outer shell filled with fluid. They feel less like natural breast tissue than cohesive silicone gel and are prone to visible rippling and wrinkling.
"Cohesive silicone gel breast implants are very popular at my metro Vancouver practice because they feel and move so much like natural breasts," Dr. Mosher says. "What creates that natural feel and movement is the cohesive gel, which is designed to stay together even if the implant shell cracks or ruptures -- what is sometimes called a silent rupture."
A cohesive silicone gel implant that has ruptured may not be easily detected. Imaging of the breast implant is necessary with the most sensitive imaging being an MRI test. In British Columbia, an elective MRI of the breast may not be covered by health insurance in the majority of younger women. Women who are uncomfortable with the possibility of having a silent rupture, but aren't happy with the limitations of traditional saline filled devices, now have the option of choosing the IDEAL IMPLANT.
Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the IDEAL IMPLANT in 2014 based on clinical studies that began in 2009. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in North America. The percentage of patients choosing silicone gel implants continues to increase each year. In Canada, the vast majority of breast augmentations are being done with cohesive silicone gel filled devices. When these implants rupture there does not appear to be any health consequences. However, it is very difficult to assess the implant integrity on clinical examination. For some patients, knowing immediately when their implant has ruptured is very important to them. The introduction of the IDEAL IMPLANT may change trend back to the use of saline filled devices.
"Each patient is unique and there is no single 'best' implant or surgical technique," Dr. Mosher says. "But it is always better to have more options available because it allows plastic surgeons like myself to further customize the procedure to best suit the patient's body and her personal and aesthetic goals."
Dr. Mathew Mosher (www.drmosher.com) is founder and director of YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre, one of the largest solo cosmetic plastic surgery practices in Canada. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a past president of the Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society, and an educator of plastic surgery residents and practicing plastic surgeons. At his Vancouver practice, Dr. Mosher specializes in advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery as well as state-of-the-art non-surgical options. Because of the diversity of treatments he offers, patients have the freedom to choose the procedures that work best for their needs and lifestyles. In addition to his aesthetic plastic surgery work, Dr. Mosher volunteers with Project H.A.N.D.S. to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery for people in need in remote areas of Central and South America.