My dr recommended the new sientra textures anatomical implants in 400cc. Would other Doctors also recommend this for me? (photo)
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Anatomic Gel Implants
I personally do not see the need for an anatomic implant in most breasts. Reasons 1. The breast already has most of its fullness in the lower pole. Why would you want to add most of the volume to the lower parts of the breast. It tends to be the top that is deficient in volume. 2. An anatomic implant can rotate in the breast pocket. Since it is not symmetric in shape, like a round implant, a turning of the implant would cause mis-shaping of the breast. If that happens, you will need surgery to reposition the implant. That said, the rough surface of the implant is meant to reduce the possibility of a rotation. 3. A round implant takes a tear drop shape when in the upright position. That is less risk for a similar result.
While I will stick to the points I have made above, I have used the Sientra anatomic implants and did like the results. But, the issues are as I mentioned above. I hope this helps.
Sientra shaped implants are a good option
Sientra Breast Implants
I already know you are seeing a board certified plastic surgeon because 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). So that is great! I guess from you photo, I don't see a lot of extra skin on the lower breast that would personally make me think of an anatomical. By that I mean a "shaped" implant. Chances of rotation are very low because the texture of the Sientra's is very adherent. Here is the idea: Recently approved by the FDA, Sientra (Silimed Corporation) silicone shaped implants are now available for use in the United States. These implants have been used extensively in Europe and South America for 33 years of safety, quality and patient satisfaction. They have round implants (with or without texture), and also shaped implants which can provide a nice "tear-drop" shape for women who want a very natural and "athletic" look. All the best in your decision, "Dr. Joe"
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Sientra Textured Anatomicaly Shaped, Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants
The textured anatomical implants that are made by Sientra are excellent. A recent study shows that, among the highly cohesive silicone gel implants, the Sientra comes out with the highest marks. In addition they provide the best warrantee in the industry that includes implant replacement in the first two years if you get a capsule contracture. Sientra also has the largest selection of sizes and shapes of anatomically shaped implants in the industry. With all of that said, your surgeon has picked a great implant that should work very well for you.
I hope that helps.
Sientra shaped implants are good for patients with tight breast tissues
Sientra anatomic textured implants may be a good choice for your 5 ft 5 in 125 lbs frame.
Tear drop shaped implants
My dr recommended the new sientra textures anatomical implants in 400cc. Would other Doctors also recommend this for me?
Seems like an acceptable option in your case. But over the internet very hard to be sure since we can not do an in person examination..
Anatomic vs round implants
Thank you for your question and photographs. I think you would do well with either a round or shaped device. It really comes down to personal preference. A shaped device will not be as full in the upper pole of the breast and will give a more "natural" look. There is always some risk of rotation, so your surgeon needs to be very careful and precise with the dissection of the pocket. Also, the shaped implants are more expensive than the round devices.
Some women will not be happy with the shaped devices because they are not as full in the upper pole and the result envisioned by the patient is different than what is achieved after surgery. You should make sure you are comfortable with your decision before proceeding with surgery. Go back and talk with your surgeon again if you have any questions. Good luck!
Different surgeons have different preferences as per implant type. I think you would do just fine with a natrelle silicone gel implant. In terms of sizing, I consider two factors when selecting implants for my patients: