I have textured Sientra round implants, dual plane. Do textured implants drop?
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I am really sorry if you are having some issues.
You are asking if Sientra textured implants drop and are asking if they drop will they fill out the snoopy deformity. These would be two separate things. Your implants may be in good position, and they would not move postop, so don't do the bands and massage, since they are Sientra textured. When you look at large studies, there are many, many advantages to textured implants in some situations. Often we use the dual plane for the snoopy dog deformity which avoids all the cuts around the nipple. So good job there. Keep your surgeon in the loop! 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! Analyze what you are bothered by exactly with your surgeon. Also Sientra is the only implant company who has a warrantee (C3 Program) if you develop a capsule after receiving their textured implants for primary augmentation. They have a special process which makes the texture. This implant shell is unavailable elsewhere. You are so early, you probably have swelling which is normal. So be patients. I can't say much without photos, but I wish you all the best, "Dr. Joe"
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Without pre and post-operative pictures and a physical examination it’s virtually impossible to assess the magnitude of your snoopy deformity.It’s also difficult determining what treatment options will eventually be necessary.
In the short term, it’s important to realize that wound healing is a dynamic process and for this reason changes in the breasts are inevitable.As swelling resolves, skin loosens and muscles relax your snoopy deformity may improve.For this reason, decisions regarding revisional surgery should be delayed for at least six months.At that time the situation can be reassessed and an appropriate treatment plan designed.
In the interim, it’s important to maintain good communication with your plastic surgeon.If this deformity persists, your surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your anatomic findings and achieves your aesthetic goals.
Textured implants are designed to NOT drop.
Straps and massage are not appropriate for textured implants, since they are designed to adhere to tissues.
Frankly, I'm with Dr. Zubowicz--textured implants are rarely indicated, especially since the vast majority of breast augmentations are now below the muscle. You have a high likelihood of avoiding capsular contracture, but a high likelihood of your implants staying right where they were placed (unless the texture fails to adhere, in which case I hope you paid the same price as smooth round implants). Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Do textured implants drop?
Textured Sientra implants should drop less than smooth implants.
Without photos or an evaluation, it is difficult to speculate and anticipate how much your implants should fall with time. For your peace of mind, you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon.
Textured implants will drop during your recovery, as the tissues stretch and the surgical swelling resolves. Two weeks is too early to be concerned about breast final shapes and implant positions. You may see ongoing improvement for months after your operation.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.