Plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Brenner from the Roxbury Clinic and Surgery Center explains the technology of the Ideal Implant, a new breast implant currently in FDA clinical trials.
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New Breast Implant Technology Travis Stork: Julie and Dr. Kevin Brenner from the Roxbury Clinic and Surgery Center both with us today. Welcome. Dr. Kevin Brenner: Thank you. Andrew Ordon: Dr. B, how are you? Good to see you. Dr. Kevin Brenner: Good to see you. Travis Stork: It should be noted at you both. Andrew Ordon: We rock at the Roxbury Clinic and Surgery Center. But we’re talking about breast, Kevin and I we’re part of a study we’re one of the few in the United States that are involved in clinical trials. Dr. Kevin Brenner: Yeah it's an FDA trial to— Andrew Ordon: On a new implant. And Julie got the new implant but to put things in perspective you know since we started doing breast enlargement before you were born. We've always had two options, we've had silicone implants which are silicon outside the gel and the inside and what we call saline implants, silicon covering with saline just salt water on the inside those have always been our two options but there have been problems with both of them. With silicone, some people didn’t like the fact that it had silicone inside and when it cracks when it breaks you can get that inside the body. The problem with saline implants design there were some faults in terms of wrinkling, bouncy and being able to see and feel the implant. I want you to explain to us how the new implant works. Dr. Kevin Brenner: Sure, so the ideal implant is the newest technology. We are involved in an FDA investigation just to compare the longevity and the leak rates in this new implant to the standard saline instead of silicone. What's unique about this implant is that it has got first of all two lumen or two areas that you fill with saline. And so there's a posterior lumen in the back and then an interior lumen in the front. But what makes it different than a regular saline implant is that in addition to the two lumens, there's an internal bottling system and this implant was specifically designed to look and feel more like a jaw implant. That’s why we like jaw implants because the look and the feel when it’s inserted into a patient. So this is designed to be for a lack of the better word a hybrid implant in between the two. Andrew Ordon: And the pluses are the things that we didn’t like in the past about saline implants number one was the wrinkling effect right? Something else that we call bounce. Can you explain bounce to us? Dr. Kevin Brenner: The saline implant, what a lot of patients have complained about is that they do bounce around a lot and I think what the sensation is they feel the same way slashing around within the lumen of the implant. Andrew Ordon: More like a water balloon. Dr. Kevin Brenner: The ideal implant avoids all that problem. Andrew Ordon: Reduce bounce. Travis Stork: Reduce bounce, so this is the ideal implant, who is the ideal candidate for the ideal implant? Dr. Kevin Brenner: The ideal implant can be put in any woman who wants the look and the feel of a silicone gel implant which is why Julie went in, in the first place. But maybe apprehensive because of the risk of having either having a silicone in the body or the risk of silent leak or silent rapture of an implant which would kind of mandate that they have an MRI to evaluate it. This avoids that. Andrew Ordon: And Dr. Brenner, whether it’s saline or silicone we’re basically doing the same operation we go through the arm pit, we go around the nipple, we go in the crease, we go above the muscle, below the muscle and we have an animation to show you how we typically do breast augmentation. In this case, we’re making incision in the crease of the breast we create a pocket below the pectoralis major muscle. We slipped that implant in and back of the muscle and viola, while you have your breast augmentation. Travis Stork: So Julie, how long has it been now? Julie: It has been three weeks. Travis Stork: Two weeks, so I want everyone to look at a picture of you before. Julie: Okay. Tr

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