President and CEO of Ideal Implant, spent nearly his entire career in private practice as a plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Breast augmentations were a large part of his practice and these were a cause for patient concerns, due to problems common to existing silicone gel-filled or saline filled implant options.
Silicone gel implants offer a natural look and feel but risk rupture, leading to silicone leaking from the implant into surrounding tissues. Unfortunately, ruptures are “silent” and can only be detected by an MRI or ultrasound scan, which the US FDA recommends patients obtain every two to three years for life.
Saline-filled implants deliver peace of mind because saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body in case of rupture. However, the implants have no structure, resulting in uncontrolled movement of the saline, as it moves around and wrinkles, feeling unnatural.
Dissatisfied with the status quo, Dr. Hamas embarked on a mission to design a totally new type of breast implant. “After years of dealing with silently ruptured silicone gel implants and listening to patient concerns,” says Dr. Hamas, “I realized that women wanted a new type of breast implant – one that would combine the natural feel of a silicone gel implant, but with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind.”