What are the differences and pros & cons of mentor vs sientra? Does anyone have any experience with these implants?
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Sientra Breast Implants vs Mentor Breast Implants
Although I do not use Sientra breast implants exclusively, I like their approach to plastic surgery. They seek their breast implants only to board-certified and board eligible plastic surgeons. This means, consumers can have the confidence that their surgeon has completed plastic surgery training. As some people may know, any kind of physician can legally perform any surgery. Some family practice physicians, dermatologists and ENT physicians can and do perform breast augmentation surgery.
The best breast implant is in the hands of the best surgeon. Take a lot of time looking at the training, experience and expertise of a plastic surgeon you are trusting with your health and well being. remember this is a permanent change in your body. take your time and choose wisely.
Sientra or Mentor Breast Implants?
Sientra Breast Implants
I use both Mentor and Sientra. Both lines have great implants. You may have some special anatomy that your surgeon wants to specifically treat with the Sientra, so discuss this. Sientra will only sell product to a board certified plastic surgeon. So in general either is fine. All the best, "Dr. Joe"
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Sientra, Allergan and Mentor Implants: What is the Difference
When the fifth generation highly cohesive shaped silicone gel implants or gummy bear implants came out starting in the fall of 2012 with a third company, Sientra, and its’ breast implant line. This was followed by Mentor’s MemoryShape and Natrelle’s 410 “gummy bears”. These are all excellent implants and in fact a recent research paper published just a few days ago (June 28, 2014) in the main plastic surgery journal shows that while there are differences in the biomechanics of these three implants these differences are not big ones and that the implants are biomechanically very sound. The main difference at the time of writing this (things may change in the future) is that Sientra has the following advantages over the other implants
- It has arguably the best warrantee of the implants available in the US. (Mentor, Allergan or Natrelle and Sientra). The company virtually changed the game of the implant industry when it started to provide implant replacement if you develop a capsule contracture in the first two years.
- Sientra provides a two year warrantee for capsule contracture.
- The Sientra safety profile is better in that it has a documented significantly lower capsule contracture rate with its textured surface implants over its competitors.
- When it comes to their shaped implants they have a larger variety of sizes, shapes and projections.
I hope that helps.
Mentor, Allergan & Sientra Breast Implants - How to choose
Mentor vs sientra
Both companies are known for their breasts implants products, however Mentor has been in that business longer. I have been using exclusively Mentor implants for over 26 years and both me and my patients are very happy with the implants. I do not know why your doctor decided to change the implants. The best thing for you to do is ask him directly. If the answer does not make sense to you , you can always get another consultation. Always, consult with board certified plastic surgeons and check their before and after pictures to make sure that you like the results, Also, make sure that the pictures are numerous and consistent and the doctors ave good reviews.
Best of luck,
What are the differences and pros & cons of mentor vs sientra?
Differences in implants
in general this is best directed at your surgeon who can tell you why they prefer a particular implant as many have surgeons have strong opinions.
A question for your PS
Since you have already chosen a plastic surgeon this question would best be directed to him/her. They must have some reason for starting to use Sientra implants that can answer the question for you. The differences between the two are very subtle in my opinion. Good luck!