If you are considering a breast enhancement, do your research on the types of breast implants available before your consultation. This simple task will help you make an informed choice and could affect your outcome in terms of aesthetic results and peace of mind. Choosing a surgeon who offers you all the implant choices and informs you about your options is the first step in your plastic surgery journey. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, board-certified surgeon in Virginia Beach, makes sure his patients are well informed of their options and comfortable with each procedure.



Breast Implants: Changing Technology

Technology everywhere is moving forward, and the plastic surgery field is no different. In the past, women were forced to choose between saline and silicone gel. Each implant has its own benefits and compromises, and each woman had to make her own personal decision before her breast enhancement: beautiful results or peace of mind? Now there is a third FDA-approved implant available for women 18 and older. The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant gives women the peace of mind of saline, with beautiful, natural looking results.


Saline Breast Implants

These implants used to be the only FDA-approved option, until silicone gel was reintroduced in the early 2000s. Because they are filled with saline, women know that if a rupture occurs the implant will deflate and the saline will be naturally absorbed by the body. Saline (sterilized salt water) is the same liquid found in IV bags, so there is no harm in your body absorbing it. However, these implants are not as dense as breast tissue, and behave similar to a water balloon causing ripples and wrinkles under the skin. For this reason, many women chose breast implants that offer more natural looking results without the aesthetic concerns.


Silicone Gel Breast Implants

These implants give women beautiful, natural looking results, but cause some women to worry about the potential complications. Silicone gel implants come with the risk of ‘silent rupture,’ meaning the implant could rupture without showing symptoms. According to the FDA, “A ‘silent rupture’ doesn’t change the way an implant looks or feels to a woman because the rupture occurs within the capsule. Silent ruptures are not usually evident by a physical examination by a doctor.” An independent 2017 survey of 933 women found that 98% would feel somewhat to constantly concerned about a silent rupture with silicone gel implants. While the results silicone gel implants give are desirable, constant worry is not. It is difficult to enjoy your new body if you feel constantly concerned about complications you may encounter.


IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants

Now there is a new technology on the market: IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. These implants are filled with saline for a woman’s peace of mind, but are made with an internal structure restricting the flow of that saline. This restricted flow results in an implant that does not ripple or wrinkle, behaving more like a silicone gel implant. Additionally, the IDEAL IMPLANT has a lower rate of complications, such as rupture and capsular contracture. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, women can have the best of both worlds: natural looking results with peace of mind.


Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

When asked how his plastic surgery center operates, Dr. Galumbeck tells us “Instead of just coming up with what everybody does, we look at all the options and really evaluate them.” Dr. Galumbeck knows that newer technology can often lead to things like better results and faster healing times, but he needs to investigate it fully before offering it to his patients. Instead of being satisfied with the same old things, or hopping on the bandwagon of what everyone is doing at the time, Dr. Galumbeck takes the time to fully consider each procedure and decide if it will benefit his patients. When the IDEAL IMPLANT first became available, Dr. Galumbeck took the same approach and eventually offered it to his patients. Like many surgeons around the nation, he could see the benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT. In fact, Dr. Galumbeck has recently been named an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon because he is one of the most experienced surgeons with these breast implants.


Dr. Matthew Galumbeck: Individualized Care, Superior Results

Dr. Galumbeck is a native of Virginia Beach, and is proud to offer excellent care to his community. Not only is Dr. Galumbeck a skilled surgeon and teacher, he is the founder of Spa Phoenix, which offers the benefits of a medispa in a therapeutic spa environment. This environment promotes well-being of the whole self. Dr. Galumbeck has demonstrated an unmatched level of care for his patients before, during, and after surgery that has led to excellent results. Read how a former patient reviewed Dr. Galumbeck on


“Dr. Galumbeck’s personality is as amazing as his surgical skills. His staff are absolute angels and they made my experience so pleasant. I’m glad I done my research and chose him as my surgeon.”


If you’re considering plastic surgery, visit one of the best surgeons in Virginia Beach. Dr. Galumbeck is one of the only surgeons in the area to offer IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. Schedule your consultation today by calling his office at (757) 330-8421 or visiting Don’t wait to start your journey to a new you!


About Dr. Matt Galumbeck

With over 20 years of clinical experience and having performed over 5,000 cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Matthew Galumbeck has the experience and skills to deliver outstanding cosmetic surgery outcomes.

A native of Virginia Beach, Matthew Galumbeck, MD received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and his medical degree from Duke University. He trained in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University, and in plastic surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Further study includes advanced training in body contouring in Paris.

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