Dr. Nichter’s Ideal Implant Article Wins Best Paper Award

Dr. Larry Nichter has won a Best Paper Award for his IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants: Core Study Results at 6 Years paper. The award comes from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

According to the ASPS, their Best Paper Awards are selected based on usage and sharing data about the papers, including “number of times sent by email and the number of times the article was added to a personal collection.”[1] This indicates that Dr. Nichter’s paper was among the most useful and shared of papers published by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Nichter’s paper examined long-term outcomes for breast augmentation patients who opted for the Ideal Implant®. The Ideal Implant is a new type of saline breast implant with an internal structure that controls the flow of fluid within the implant. Ideal Implants thus have a more realistic feel, like silicone implants, but with the peace-of-mind advantages of saline.

The paper found a high rate of success and satisfaction among both patients and surgeons. It concludes: “Six-year results from 438 women show that the structured breast implant has high patient and surgeon satisfaction, a low rate of capsular contracture, and a low rate of rupture/deflation.”


  1. https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/pages/collectiondetails.aspx?TopicalCollectionId=381