Sientra® Breast Implants Demystified

October 22, 2012

Although the Sientra form-stable breast implants are a new product for many board-certified plastic surgeons, I have been offering women in Los Angeles this breast implant option for years. I was one of a handful of surgeons chosen to participate in the clinical trials for these remarkable implants. Through my research, I have found that Sientra implants offer women many advantages – primarily, that they are made from a high-strength gel that is extremely durable and leak-resistant. These implants are the originals – the ones I nicknamed “gummy bears” because the semi-solid gel is similar that of a gummy bear candy: the implant can be cut in half and still retain its shape.

This video shows how remarkably cohesive the new Sientra implants are. Even when the gel is displaced under pressure, it retains its shape and does not leak.

Understanding the Original Gummy Bears

There are many misconceptions about gummy bear breast implants and about breast implants in general. If you are considering breast augmentation, it’s important that you speak with a knowledgeable surgeon so that you have all the information you need to make the best choice for you.

Gummy Bear Implants Do:

  • Have a low complication rate comparable to other silicone gel implants
  • Have a lower incidence of capsular contracture
  • Have a decreased incidence of rippling/wrinkling
  • Come in several shapes and styles, including round

Gummy Bear Implants Do Not:

  • Require larger incisions
  • Feel firmer than other implants
  • Necessarily cost more
  • Leak or ooze if ruptured

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Dr. Grant Stevens

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