The Next Generation in Breast Implants
Breast Augmentation took another leap forward in this, its 50th year. Advances in both the implant’s shell and filling are now available in the US. The five year data is in, and these new implants provide the softer enhancement of silicone Breast Implants with significantly lower leakage rates.
Sientra’s High-Strength Silicone Gel Breast Implants
With the introduction of the first FDA approved High-strength Silicone Filled Breast Implants, Sientra is the first Breast Implant manufacturer to bring the next generation of Breast Implants to the US. High-strength silicone is used in both the shell and the filling of their implants. Moreover, their technology is used in both Sientra’s Round Breast Implants and Sientra’s Teardrop Shaped Breast Implants.
Allergan and Mentor’s Form-Stable, Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Allergan and Mentor are not far behind with the anticipated approval of their own lines of From-stable Breast Implants. Both companies are awaiting FDA approval of new lines of Teardrop Shaped Breast Implants. For Allergan, the Natrelle style 410’s will provide shaped implants with options in height, width and projection. For Mentor, the Mentor CPG (Contour Profile Gel) Implant provides similar options. Both companies already have available silicone gel filled Breast Implants, but it is unclear if there are plans to incorporate high-strength silicone into their round Breast Implants.
San Francisco Breast dot com Updated
To keep you abreast of what’s new, I have expanded the Breast Augmentation section of the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog‘s sister website, SanFranciscoBreast.com. New pages have been added to provide more information about Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Options, Breast Augmentation Incisions, Breast Implant Placement, Today’s Breast Implants, the History of Breast Implants, Breast Implant Warranties and Breast Implant Care. To help with navigation, links to these new pages are provided at the top each related page on the San Francisco Breast website. Click on Breast Augmentation to visit the new Breast Augmentation section.