What Do You Think About the Breast Implants Approved by the FDA March 9th 2012 Made by Sientra Silimed?
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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.
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.
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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.
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Trey Aquadro, M.D.
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I have used Sientra implants for the past 3 months for many breast augmentations and I've been extremely pleased with them, as have my patients. They are soft and feel and look very natural. These implants are considered 5th generation gel implants. The gel inside is high strength and very cohesive, so much so that it's called a 'form stable' implant. Watch the video to see why. The implants retain their shape even when displaced under high pressure. Also, studies demonstrate that these implants may have a lower rate of capsular contracture and a decreased incidence of rippling compared to 4th generation models. Sientra is the only manufacturer in the world that makes round gummy bear implants and they come in medium and high profile, which mean more choices in tailoring breast augmentation results.
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