What Do You Think About the Breast Implants Approved by the FDA March 9th 2012 Made by Sientra Silimed?
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Sientra Breast Implants
I am very impressed with the direction that Sientra has taken. The focus on research and development has been impressive and the efforts to educate board-certified plastic surgeons and patients is to be applauded. The gel is remarkably cohesive and the gel-shell relationship is actually what I believe sets them apart from their competition.
Nevertheless, personal experience trumps data and I am very happy with my patient's outcomes over the past two years. I believe that they have changed the landscape of prosthetic breast reconstruction with their expanders and shaped/textured implants. I follow my augmentation patients for 12 months routinely and have found that it is difficult to "feel" the edge of the implant/capsule in submuscular augmentations, even in patients with poor soft tissue coverage infero-laterally.
It behooves us all, as board-certified plastic surgeons, to improve out patient's outcomes. If you have not yet used Sientra devices, I recommend you give them a chance.
Sientra Breast Implants offer comparative quality and safety
Sientra breast implants are not new and have been sold around the world for years through the Silimed company. Since they are now FDA-approved, patients can be assured that they are comparable in manufacturing and quality to that of Allergan and Mentor. The only potential advantage that they may bring to the American breast implant market is competition, which may lower the implant price for surgery.
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FDA approval of Sientra (aka Silimed) breast implants
Sientra breast implants are the same implants manufactured in Brazil under the name of Silimed. These implants are heavily used in other counties and have a good track record for safety and efficacy. These implants allow more choices for women seeking reconstructive or aesthetic breast surgery.
With improved rates of contracture and rupture, in the right situation and the right hands (more on that later), the Sientra implants have the potential to be a big step forward in safety.
Finally, the only surgeons who can purchase Sientra implants are Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons, Surgeons, giving the patient an extra level of comfort in knowing that their surgeon has completed the rigorous process of achieving this high status.
Sientra breast Implants
Sientra Breast Implants
Here is why I believe the Sientra breast implant is exceptional.
- 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.
- It has a flat back and more tapered sides for a more natural look and feel.
- It has been shown to have a lower capsule contracture rate and less wrinkling of the shell than any other implant.
- It does not require massage or special binders after your surgery; just a supportive bra.
- In my opinion it feels more natural after time as any other implant after about 3 to 4 months.
In short, I really like this implant company and I do not think you can go wrong with Sientra. It is what I use for my patients and I hold myself to the family standard: what I would want for my family.
I hope that helps.