Texas Plastic Surgeon Named an IDEAL IMPLANT® Premier Surgeon: Dr. Jane Rowley Listed Among the Most Experienced Structured Breast Implant Surgeons in Nation

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Dr. Rowley 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.

Dr. Jane Rowley with her team

I feel confident with the Ideal Implant that I'm giving my patients that peace of mind.

Lubbock Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley began offering the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant in her practice several years ago to better address women’s increasing concerns about silicone gel implants and silent rupture. Dr. Rowley saw that the IDEAL IMPLANT offered women the benefits of saline and silicone gel implants, without the compromises of either, and quickly found most women chose it when given all the data. As a result, Dr. Rowley 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.

“I have more than one patient that's come in with ruptured silicone gel implants, that have had them for years and years and were relatively happy with their implants,” explained Dr. Rowley. “When they leak, if we switch them to IDEAL IMPLANT, they're just as happy or happier than they were. I feel confident with the Ideal Implant that I'm giving my patients that peace of mind. They know when their implant's leaking, they can plan their lives around that. And they know that it'll be a relatively simple procedure to remove and replace it.“

Dr. Rowley 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 1992-2006 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 re-approved by the FDA. Yet many women express concern about silent rupture, since a woman cannot know if her silicone gel implant has ruptured without an MRI. As a result, IDEAL IMPLANT is increasingly the choice of many patients.

Recent survey findings showed that over 98% of women reported feeling concerned about the potential of silent rupture with silicone gel breast implants, which is best determined through an MRI. While the FDA recommends women with silicone gel implants get an MRI every two years to detect potential rupture, and that the implant be removed if ruptured, compliance rates are low. As a result, an estimated 150,000 women are unknowingly living with ruptured silicone implants, and detection delays can result in increased complications and more complex removal surgery. Further, 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. Rowley 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,” explains 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.”

About Dr. Jane Rowley
Dr. Jane Rowley received her medical education at Creighton University School of Medicine, followed by a general surgery residency year, an additional year of surgical research, then six months of international surgical training in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rowley was then Board Certified in General Surgery before continued her training in plastic surgery at New York University’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital. She joined her father Dr. Milton Rowley in plastic surgery practice in Lubbock, Texas over two decades ago and offers her extensive training and experience to patients across Texas.

For more information, visit http://www.RowleyPlasticSurgery.com.

About IDEAL IMPLANT
Ideal Implant Incorporated, a privately held company, was founded in 2006 by Robert S. Hamas, MD, the board-certified 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 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. The IDEAL IMPLANT has undergone ten years of development, testing, and refinement—including contributions of clinical expertise from several board-certified plastic surgeons. The IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada in 2014.

For more information, visit idealimplant.com.

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