Implant Alternative to Saline and Silicone Enters Trial Phase

We’ve seen it discussed far more often than nearly any other cosmetic surgical question – saline versus silicone. Saline is safe; silicone appears more natural. Before now, that was the end of it. However, a new clinical trial has launched to give women the opportunity to try a new style of implant that is both safe and gives a natural-looking result. This new implant is called the “Ideal Implant®”. Since it’s still in its trial and testing phase, its availability is unknown at this time.

Designed by plastic surgeon Dr. Robert S. Hamas, M.D., the Ideal Implant® consists of a series of implant shells of increasing size nested together with saline filling the gaps between layers. These internal shells help to control saline movement (sloshing and bouncing). The implant is built to conform to the chest wall and minimize wrinkling on the sides, a negative drawback to traditional saline implants.

The clinical trial for this new implant is underway right now to help the FDA determine the safety and effectiveness of this new alternative. If they get enough positive data, there very well may be a third option in the future, for those choosing to undergo a breast augmentation procedure. We’ll put our ears to the floor and keep you updated on this fascinating new innovation!


July Juvederm Special at Southern Plastic Surgery!

It’s turning out to be a beautiful summer, isn’t it? On the days the sun shines, it really shines. Other days, our plants get watered from a well-timed rain shower, which also keeps us from overexposing ourselves to the hot sun outside.

To ring in this precious and fleeting time of year, Southern Plastic Surgery is offering a very special deal on the Juvederm™ facial filler. For a limited time and only available in a limited quantity, we will be giving Juvederm™ injections at $400 (regularly priced $575). To take advantage of this deal, you will need to have your appointment scheduled by July 31st. This special is just as fleeting and just as amazing as the summer weather, so don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule today!