There's a new breast implant on the block that you might start hearing more about. Its name is Sientra. Although patients don't go shopping for breast implants themselves, being well-informed about any procedure under consideration is important.
That includes learning about breast implants when considering breast augmentation. What Sientra brings to the market is a unique, shaped silicone gel implant that is targeted to create a natural breast profile. It is filled with a High-Strength cohesive silicone gel with excellent integrity and Gummy Bear qualities.
The other breast implant companies are excellent, but it is always nice to have another option. Sientra states it is committed to excellence. To minimize problems resulting from breast augmentation, Sientra's breast implants are making their implants available solely to plastic surgeons who are board-certified or board-eligible in plastic surgery. Board certification in plastic surgery is only possible after training in a formal plastic surgery program and passing rigorous examinations.
Patients are often not aware that a "board-certified" plastic surgeon may indeed be board certified, but in a different specialty, such as general surgery or ob-gyn. Complications and undesirable results are much more likely to occur with a surgeon who was trained during a weekend course by a doctor who is likewise not board certified in plastic surgery. The early response about Sientra implants has been enthusiastic. We are happy to offer this new choice in breast implants to our patients.