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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by dsdrake
Sientra breast implants are a new implant manufacturer that was just FDA approved. They have breast expander's for reconstruction, as well as silicone breast implants, and the new "form stable" implants that have a textured surface and are more of the new generation of "gummy bear" style. Since 1992 there have only been two companies that have sold breast implants in the USA, Allergan (which were McGhan, then Inamed then sold to Allergan) and Mentor...
As noted below this is the newest company in the US but has been one of the largest distributers of implants internationally for over 30 years. they also have anatomic implants that have been available to compete with the allergan natrelle 410 implant just made available by the FDA Sientra implants are only sold to be used by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons unlike the other companies who sell to any surgeon irregardless of training.
New Silicone Breast Implant Available from Sientra My experience is that both Mentor (made by J&J) and Natrelle implants (made by Allergan) are excellent implants with ethical back up from their parent companies. That is all that has been available in the USA until now. Starting in 2012, patients will have another option for silicone breast implants from another solid company. Silimed. Competition is always great for patients. Patients can choose an implant from Sientra (Silimed)...
Thank you for your question. Sientra is the recently FDA approved company that carries silicone gel breast implants. We haven't received any information yet as to what this company will offer our patients. I think everyone will start hearing things regarding this company in the next few months.
Sientra Breast Implants have recently been FDA approved and will soon be available. This company has a form stable implant that is teardrop shaped that will generate lots of discussion over the next year. There has been lots of controversy over the usefulness of this type of implant and what its applications will be. I do think that this company and type of implant will have a significant impact on Breast Augmentation, but their application will be very specific. If interested contact your...
Sientra, based in Santa Barbara, CA, received FDA approval for the Silimed breast implant product line this month. This includes saline, silicone gel and form stable (gummy bear) breast implants. The implants, while FDA approved, are not yet available. and the details for availabilty are still forthcoming. I posted an article in the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog on March 9th, the day of the FDA's approval.