What Are The Advantages of Sientra Breast Implants?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Please send me information on the new Sientra breast implants. I am interested in information and having a breast augmentation done within the next twelve months. Thank you.
A: The information that is available on breast implants is quite extensive and you have to be more specific as to what information you are seeking on Sientra breast implants. Sientra is the company name that was formed to distribute Silimed breast implants in the U.S. in 2012. Silimed is the world’s largest breast implant manufacturer out of Brazil where the implants are manufactured. Thus, Sientra breast implants are not really new, only new to the U.S.. Prior to their approval in 2012, the only two approved breast implant manufacturers were Allergan and Mentor.
Sientra uses a highly cohesive silicone gel in their implants, which is now done by the other two manufacturers as well. They offer both round and shaped textured gel implants in standard sizes from 175cc to 800cc volumes.
While all breast implant manufacturers tout the benefits of their silicone breast implants, what ultimately counts is their long-term rupture and capsular contracture rates. To date, the Sientra clinical study data shows the lowest rupture rates in the industry today. Thus they are my current breast implant of choice.
Dr. Barry Eppley