Can I Ask my Plastic Surgeon to Use Recently Approved Sientra/Silimed High Cohesive Gel Implant?
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Can I ask my surgeon
Sure you can ask.
I opened an account with Sientra quickly and easily. The first pairs of implants that I ordered were delivered right away via Fedex.
Your surgeon will have a preference in terms of which company's product he prefers and you can understand and respect it. Prior to Sientra coming on the market, I respected the wishes of a patient who felt strongly that they wanted one brand and not another. As long as you are asking for a round implant, it is reasonable for you to make your prefence known to the surgeon.
However, if you are asking for an assymetrical oval base anatomic implant, you should understand that the vast majority of american plasic surgeons have never implanted such a device. It will take time until they appreciate its virtues and embrace them. Your surgeon may not be ready to go there yet.
I am paying more for the Sientra gummy bear anatomics.
Do Your Research
As a final note, this question was posed a few months back (we hope your surgery and outcome are great, MilaG), but just earlier this week (11/17/14), the FDA approved Allergan's anatomically shaped implant. The Gummy Bear implants - with so many variations in size, shape and texture - represent true advancements in implant devices. It's good that there are so many strong choices for women.
Ask Surgeon to Use Sientra Breast Implants
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Sientra has an implant line that is round much like Allergan’s and Mentor’s implants and these implants all cost about the same. Each company has a gummy bear or shaped implant (form stable) that is more anatomic. These breast implants generally cost about an additional $1000 because the companies charge the surgeon more.
These are more complex implants. They are the fifth generation of breast implants and a lot of technology and development has gone into them to help get you a better result, a safer implant and a device that should last far longer than earlier generations.
I hope that helps.
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Silimed Cohesive gel implants are now FDA approved and available. You should ask your port certified surgeon about availability and experience in use. I prefer their anatomic cohesive implants in selected patients that require slight nipple areolar lift. Best of luck.
Using Silimed implants
It is a good day for patient safety that we have a company that has made a commitment to only sell to Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. We know through realself surveys that patients that have had their breast implants put in by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have a much higher satisfaction rate than those that are not Board Certified or "Cosmetic surgeons".
I have used a number of the Sientra implants, and they are definately available in the US now. They are the ONLY implants that void the warranty if not put in by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, so you should DEFINATELY ask that they are used to make sure that your surgeon is who he says he is.
I have used the Allergan cohesive implants that are called 410 implants (about 110 patients) and the Sientra cohesive is not as crosslinked as the 410's which make them a bit softer. The textured surface is a bit different as well.
Good luck to you.
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