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Sientra® Breast Implants

When it comes to choosing breast implants, our breast augmentation patients in Louisville and Lexington, KY, have a range of options. One of the most advanced and versatile is Sientra by Silimed. Made by a well-regarded medical device manufacturer and available in a wide array of sizes and shapes, Sientra implants are only available in the U.S. through board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace has experience with Sientra's extensive breast implant line and he can help women decide whether these implants are the best choice for them.

If you're interested in breast augmentation, visit us to learn more about Sientra breast implants and how our surgeons can improve your look. Request a consultation online or call us at (502) 899-9979.

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Sientra's Innovative Science

Model ImageChoosing Sientra implants means choosing some of the most scientifically advanced products in the world of cosmetic enhancement. Like other 5th generation gel implants, often called "gummy bears," Sientra implants are filled with a form-stable, high-strength silicone gel. These implants retain their shape even if they are compressed, cut, or torn. Many breast augmentation patients also prefer the material because it feels and looks more like real breast tissue, and creates results that seem very natural.

Sientra's textured round and shaped implants feature True Texture®, a unique texturing method that keeps the implants in place once they are inserted. Additionally, research has shown these implants carry a significantly reduced risk of capsular contracture1, an unusual complication in which an excess of hard scar tissue forms around an implant. These innovative implants even come with a one-of-a-kind guarantee protecting patients against capsular contracture.

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Your Options

Sientra implants are popular because they offer multiple options for customization in addition to implant size.

  • Round: Unlike some manufacturers, Sientra offers highly cohesive gel implants in a round option. These come with or without True Texture, in several different projections ranging from low to high.
  • Shaped: Sientra also offers True Texture shaped implants in 3 different bases and a variety of projections.

Our surgeons draw from their extensive experience to guide patients who are unsure what size, shape and projection might be appropriate for them.

Additionally, Sientra implants can be used as part of other breast enhancement procedures, such as a breast lift with augmentation and breast reconstruction.

Often Asked

How do I know what size implants to choose?

You will not be alone when it comes to choosing your breast implants at our Kentucky center. Our experienced plastic surgeons know that size is one of the most important decisions to make. During your consultation, you will be able to try on implant sizers, which are silicone forms of varying sizes that can be placed in a stretchy bra. This will give you and your surgeon a good idea of the size you'd like to be. He can also use the VECTRA® 3-D imaging system to create a 3-D simulation of possible results using a digital image of your own body.

Are silicone implants safe?

Yes. Actually silicone implants were never proven to be unsafe. In 2006 (and updated again in 2011),2 the FDA re-approved the use of a new generation of silicone implants — which contained a thicker, more cohesive silicone gel — for women age 22 and older after finding no evidence linking these implants to increased health risks. Since then, implant technology has continued to advance with those that have stronger, more elastic outer coverings and a very natural-feeling silicone filling.

I have saline implants right now. Can I have them switched out for silicone implants?

Yes. While there's no need to replace implants on a particular timeline, many women want the new, more natural feel of today's silicone implants. Our surgeons often perform elective implant exchange for women who want to upgrade their implants for a different shape, size, or fill material.


1 Stevens WG, Nahabedian MY, Calobrace MB, Harrington JL, Capizzi PJ, Cohen R, d'Incelli RC, Beckstrand M, Risk factor analysis for capsular contracture: a 5-year Sientra study analysis using round, smooth, and textured implants for breast augmentation, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov;132(5):1115-23. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000435317.76381.68.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24056498

2 FDA Update on the Safety of Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants , http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/BreastImplants/UCM260090.pdf

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