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Innovative New Technology Saline Implant that Combines the Best Features of Saline and Silicone Breast Implants Scores Highly with Surgeons and Patients Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz Presents the Promising One-Year Results of Ideal Implant U.S. Clinical Trial to Texas Plastic Surgeon  A research study shows promising initial results for an innovative new saline breast implant that combines the best features of saline and silicone implants. 
  • Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz will present the one-year outcomes for the clinical trial of the Ideal saline breast implant at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons' 2011 annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. 
  • Patients responded favorably to the new implant; among those who were first-time breast implant recipients, 95 percent were satisfied with the outcome compared to 87.5 percent for those who had breast augmentation to replace existing implants. 
  • Dr. Mentz, whose group tracked the results of 39 patients, said, "I think it's a good implant for patients interested in saline implants, especially if they're lean patients. 
  • Mentz and his group at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) in Houston, Texas are one of 35 private practices chosen to participate in the implant's 10-year U.S. clinical trial, in which 45 plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery took part.