Sientra breast implants are FDA-approved for use in breast procedures with augmentation. They are highly cohesive and therefore hold their shape well. Because they are made with a strong cohesive silicone gel, their inner gel will not leak out, making them safer than traditional silicone implants.
There are three types of breast implants used by plastic surgeons today: saline, Structured Saline Implants (IDEAL implants®), and form-stable silicone implants. Form-stable implants, also called gummy bear implants, are implants that are filled with a silicone gel, yet are found to be stronger, and remain remarkably soft to the touch. The Sientra Implants are a type of form-stable implant. During the consultation, the plastic surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will discuss why they recommend one implant over another to achieve a patient’s desired result.
Sientra implants come in two shapes: round and shaped. The Sientra round implants are the only round implants made with HSC and HSC+ Silicone gel for a natural look and feel. They also offer a fuller, more dramatic appearance in the upper portion of the chest. The Sientra shaped implants are designed to mimic the natural look and feel of the breast and comes in a textured surface designed to maintain the position of the implant in your body. These styles can help to meet the aesthetic goals of each individual patient.
Sientra implants boast the following benefits:
- Feel Natural
- Will not leak, even during a rupture
- May prevent capsular contracture, wrinkling, and rippling
- Are shaped to create a natural look
To place Sientra breast implants, an incision is typically made within the breast crease for well-concealed scarring. The Sientra implant is then placed through the incision and into the breast pocket to create more volume and improve shape. This is performed using general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
After breast augmentation with Sientra breast implants, you can expect a dramatic increase in volume with improved shape and symmetry. Sientra implants offer natural movement and feel similar to real breast tissue. Because Sientra implants are form-stable implants, their silicone filling is much thicker than that of a traditional silicone implant. This means that the filling would stay in place, so you would not have to worry about the filling leaking out. However, because the breast will not deflate during a rupture, this can make it difficult to detect. This is why the FDA recommends women get an MRI at 3 years then every 2 years to help detect any possible ruptures.
Pacific Center Plastic Surgery is proud to support the Sientra Platinum20 Warranty Program to ensure women get the best, long-term use out of their Sientra Implants. This includes lifetime coverage of implant rupture and replacement, as well as up to 20 years of coverage for replacement in the event of high-grade capsular contracture. This is the most comprehensive and least-restrictive warranty program in the industry, meaning you get the absolute best coverage for the absolute best results. Ask Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery about this program during the consultation to learn more.
To learn more about Sientra implants and other implant options offered at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz.