What type of breast implats are better for a lift with implant? Between Sientra and Natrelle.
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The most important choice is surgeon, NOT implant manufacturer.
(The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is NOT an ABMS member, but is a "board" comprised of doctors from various specialties who would rather tout their self-designated cosmetic "certification" than their original training, be it Dermatology, Family Practice, Ob/Gyn, or whatever.) So I like Sientra's stand on this, but that does not make Mentor or Allergan's implants less "good."
All 3 manufacturers' implants are "safe," and in my opinion, none is "safer" than another. All are high quality and all come with lifetime replacement policies and 10-year surgical cost assistance. Just like car manufacturers, the companies each are trying to provide better and more extensive "warranties" to outshine their worthy competitors.
Just like implant companies, plastic surgeons (and the "cosmetic surgeon" wannabees noted earlier) come in varying degrees of training, expertise, experience, and skill, not to mention the types of plastic surgical cases they perform routinely. Volume does not automatically create excellence, but if a surgeon does a lot of breast surgery, s/he tends to either get better over time, or occasionally "jaded" and less attuned to patient needs and differences. This is your real challenge--choose your surgeon not on the basis of which implants s/he uses, but rather on your consultation, before and after photographs, and information presented. For example, click on the web reference link below to read my Comprehensive Guide to Breast Augmentation. Your chosen surgeon should address all of the things included in this (long 2-part) article. If not, what other corners are being cut? Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Difference between Allergan Natrelle and Sientra implants
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Despite these similarities in appearance, important differences do exist between these implants. For instance, there's no question that form stable Sientra implants have more firmness than Natrelle silicone implants. For this reason, Sientra implants are associated with less rippling.In addition, Sientra implants are associated with less silicone bleed, capsular contracture rates and implant rupture rates.
It's important to realize that no two patients are ever exactly alike and for this reason, the selection of breast implants needs to be individualized. It's also important to realize that all breast implants have advantages and disadvantages as well. In most patients, the choice doesn't make a difference, but rarely when patients have significant concerns about implant rupture and capsule formation, Sientra implants may be a better choice.
If you're considering breast augmentation and breast lift surgery, it's important to discuss this issue with a board certified plastic surgeon. This surgeon should be able to clarify this issue.
Your surgeons have elected to use the devices you mentioned because they get the best results with those devices. They each have their reasons for why they do what they do.
It is more important that you have a good relationship with your surgeon and are able to communicate exactly what you want than to be concerned about which device is better. Both devices are excellent. Make sure your surgeon shares your aesthetic and can show you photos with results you hope to achieve. For further comfort ask to speak with women who have had the surgery performed by your surgeon and speak with them directly.
Good luck and I hope this was helpful.
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The way to get the best custom surgical plan for you is to find a plastic surgeon who has worked with all of the breast implant brands, and has experience with auto-augmentation mastopexy and fat grafting to the breasts.
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