Will Sientra implants ever be available for more surgeons?
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You do not have to choose between the right doctor and the right implant.
You do not have to choose between the right doctor and the
right implant. The right doctor will provide you with the options and outcomes
you are looking for from your breast augmentation procedure.
As others have mentioned,
Sientra implants are available to all board-certified plastic surgeons. There
is a lot to like about Sientra implants— with their High-Strength Cohesive
Silicone Gel interior and durable outer shell, these implants offer innovations
in shape retention, leak resistance, and provide a natural look and feel to the
breasts. Despite being relatively new in the States, Sientra implants have been
used for years in other countries and come with an excellent safety record. In
addition to offering an extensive warranty against rupture, Sientra offers the
industry’s only capsular contracture replacement plan (CapCon Care Program).
Does this mean Sientra
implants are your best choice for your procedure? No. Does not offering Sientra
implants mean you should choose a different doctor? Maybe. As board-certified
plastic surgeons, I feel we owe it to our patients to have expertise and
experience with implants from all three manufacturers (Sientra, Allergan, and
Mentor). No single manufacturer provides every size, shape, texture, and
characteristic that will meet the unique needs and goals each patient has for
her breast augmentation procedure. Whether or not you ultimately choose to
have Sientra implants, I recommend setting up another consultation with another
board-certified plastic surgeon who offers Sientra implants before making your
Sientra available to all surgeons
Sientra implants are available to ALL board-certified plastic surgeons.
If she claims she cannot get them, seek out another surgeon, for I fear she may not be a "real" plastic surgeon, even if you do like her. Check her credentials and ask what board certified her. Only the American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies plastic surgeons. The so-called American Board of Cosmetic Surgeons certifies doctors of various specialty training, and is NOT one of the 24 member boards of the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties). The ABPS is an ABMS member.
Best wishes! Dr Tholen
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Sientra Breast Implants
If your PS is board certified, she can simply contact Sientra to obtain the implants. Sientra only sells to BC plastic surgeons (by ABPS - The American Board of Plastic Surgery) who are members of ASAPS (The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and or a member of ASPS (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons). Recently approved by the FDA, Sientra silicone shaped implants are now available for use in the United States. These implants have been used extensively in Europe and South America. They provide a nice "tear-drop" shape for women who want a very natural and "athletic" look. Also Sientra is the only implant company who has a warrantee (C3 Program) if you develop a capsule after receiving their textured implants. They have a special process which makes the texture. This implant shell is unavailable elsewhere. Check it out. All the best, "Dr. Joe"
Who can use SIentra implants
Sientra implant availabilty
Sientra implants only available to board certified plastic surgeons
AVAILABILITY OF SIENTRA IMPLANTS
I should advise you that some times surgeons prefer other implants, and try to imposed them to their patients. I do not know if that is the case, but is very strange this "no availability" reason.
Sientra implants exclusively available to board certified plastic surgeons
Sientra implants are available only to Board Certified (& Board Eligible) Plastic Surgeons
- Sientra only sells their implants to Board Certified/Eligible Plastic Surgeons. If your surgeon is certified or eligible to become board certified (American Board of Plastic Surgery), she can obtain these Sientra implants for her patients.
- We offer implants from all of the US manufacturers in our practice.
- Sientra offers our patients a superior product and warranty program and has become a fine addition to the practices of plastic surgeons who perform breast augmentations.
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