Sientra's Future and Breast Implants
Good news. Sientra is ramping up for sales again. I anticipate they will be available in the next few weeks. Most likely in February. This is based on what I hear and read. Let's hope so because this is a great product. None of the implants that I have placed over the last year and half have had a problem and they have all been Sientra implants.
I hope that helps.
Turmoil at Silimed/ Sientra
I like the variety and quality of the product. I'm concerned about the future of the company. One of the Brazilian factories burned down, and the CEO of Sientra, Hani Zeini, resigned. I have heard rumours of an SEC lawsuit.
Excellent question and it is difficult to know what will take place with Sientra as the sole distributor of Slimed products, in addition to the current lawsuit against the company. Taking guidance from the governing body of plastic surgery, there is a moratorium on the future use of Sientra products until an appropriate investigation reveals that the products are safe to continue to use, or will need to be permanently removed. The implants are an excellent product and colleagues I spoke with have not seen issues with them, but it is of course best to be safe.
It's rough sailing right now, but should be fine...
There certainly is a lot of drama right now, but I do like the product! We are hoping to get some implants back by January. It would be a shame if they were sold, but that could happen too.
Sientra is the US distributor for Silimed breast implants that are made in Brazil. To my knowledge, there are no tolerance levels for microscopic particles on the surface of breast implants as it relates to a CE mark in the EU. We also do not know what level if any microscopic particles exist on the implants that remain on the market here in the United States from Mentor and Allergan. As far as we are being told by Sientra, these sterile microscopic particles pose no health risk to our patients and there's certainly no data out there to suggest otherwise. I'm hopeful that when this whole process works its way through the FDA Sientra implants will again be available in the US.
Sientra makes an excellent implant. The company is keeping us up to date on any new developments.