IDEAL LogoThe IDEAL IMPLANT offers women the option of having a saline breast implant that feels and looks more natural than any other saline breast implant on the market. At Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue, we want to provide our patients with personalized care and results and are happy to offer the ideal implant for breast augmentation patients in New York City.


The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant gives you the natural feel you want, and with advantages over silicone gel implants. Although it is filled with only saline for your peace of mind, the implant has a natural feel because of its internal supporting structure that controls movement of the saline.

If the IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, the saline inside is harmlessly absorbed by the body. In addition, you have the confidence of knowing that your implants are intact just by looking in the mirror. In contrast, if a silicone gel implant ruptures, it is “silent” and cannot be detected by looking in the mirror. Current silicone gel implants have been shown to have a high rate of rupture based on MRI scans.

Women have 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. After years of research, engineering, product development and a large US clinical trial, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by FDA and Health Canada, and is now available through a limited network of board certified or eligible plastic surgeons.

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The IDEAL IMPLANT has been in clinical use since February 2009, at the start of the clinical trial. By February 2010, 502 women received the IDEAL IMPLANT from 45 board certified plastic surgeon investigators nationwide. In clinical follow-up over five years, patient and surgeon satisfaction with the outcome has been high and the capsule contracture rate has been low.

The Cost of Ideal Implants

Breast implants come in a variety of sizes. The cost of your Ideal breast implants and your breast augmentation in NYC can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Shafer at Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue.

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If you are interested in breast augmentation and would like to know more about Ideal breast implants to see if they are the right choice for you, contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer.

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