Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Named an IDEAL IMPLANT® Premier Surgeon: Dr. Colgrove Listed Among the Most Experienced Structured Breast Implant Surgeons in Nation
ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2018
ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Colgrove began offering the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant in their practice to better address women's increasing concerns about silicone gel implants and silent rupture. At the time, Dr. Colgrove saw that the IDEAL IMPLANT offered women the benefits of saline and silicone gel implants, without the compromises of either. As a result, Dr. Colgrove has just been recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, an elite group of Board-Certified plastic surgeons with the most experience with the new implant technology.
"IDEAL IMPLANT has become the number one breast implant my patients choose once we present the pros and cons of all of the implants from all of the manufacturers," explained Dr. Colgrove. "It's got a better feel, a better look to it. I think it's a combination of the aesthetics of the implant and the safety of the implant. Patients are not worrying about rippling or wrinkling. They're not worrying about silent rupture."
Dr. Colgrove explains that there are now three types of breast implants: saline implants, silicone gel implants, and structured implants, which are filled with saline, but have an inner layered structure which supports the implant to look and feel more natural. Saline implants were the norm during the FDA moratorium on silicone gel implants between 1999-2006, and offered women the peace of mind of only saline inside and instant rupture detection. However, since many felt saline lacked the more natural look and feel of silicone gel implants, silicone gel became the more popular choice once reapproved by the FDA.
"The IDEAL IMPLANT offers the advantages of feeling more natural than the typical saline implant and feels a little bit more like the silicone gel implants, without the drawbacks of silent rupture and the frequent MRIs which are recommended," said Dr. Colgrove. "My experience with the silicone implants when they rupture, it becomes a very complicated procedure, particularly if they've been ruptured for a long period of time."
Dr. Colgrove also points out that silicone gel implants also have a higher risk of implant rupture, as high as 24% at ten years with some implants, compared to only 1.8% risk with IDEAL IMPLANT at seven years for primary augmentation. These factors may be driving the trend toward the structured breast implant technology.
"We are very pleased to add Dr. Colgrove to the select group of IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeons who have shown a commitment to ensuring women have all of their options available and are presented with the performance data between the breast implants in an unbiased way," explained Dr. Robert S. Hamas, IDEAL IMPLANT inventor and board-certified plastic surgeon. "Technology is advancing in every area of our lives, and, as a result, women no longer have to compromise the beautiful look and feel they want for the peace of mind of knowing what is happening inside their body."
Dr. Colgrove agrees, "A colleague recently asked about my experience with the structured implant, and I told him it has been very positive for the both the patient, and myself as the surgeon. I feel good about putting the implant in, because I know I'm helping these patients in the long run avoid issues down the road."
About Dr. Robert Colgrove
Dr. Robert Colgrove graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School before completing an extensive internship and residency in general surgery at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. His residency in plastic surgery was then completed at Charles F. Kettering Hospital in Dayton. Dr. Colgrove is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has been a licensed Medical Doctor (MD) since 1981, and his private practice specializes in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Colgrove lectures on a regular basis to hospital groups, radio and television talk shows, business, and educational organizations.
For more information, visit http://www.colgrove.com.
About IDEAL IMPLANT
Ideal Implant Incorporated is a privately held company that was founded in 2006 by Robert S. Hamas, MD, the plastic surgeon who invented the IDEAL IMPLANT. After years of dealing with ruptured silicone gel implants and listening to patient concerns, Dr. Hamas realized that women wanted a new type of breast implant—one that would combine the natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind.
The unique design of the IDEAL IMPLANT provides a natural feel and youthful look—without using silicone gel. The IDEAL IMPLANT incorporates a series of shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold saline. Though made with standard implant materials, the IDEAL IMPLANT uses an advanced internal structure to control movement of the saline and support the implant edges to reduce collapse and wrinkling. IDEAL IMPLANT has undergone ten years of development, testing and refinement—including contributions of clinical expertise from several board-certified plastic surgeons. IDEAL IMPLANTS were approved by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada in 2014.
For more information, visit https://idealimplant.com/.
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