WSVN.com recently posted a story about “Aimee,” a woman in South Florida who just had breast augmentation surgery with shaped silicone gel implants. Dr. Blane Shatkin appears on the segment to discuss the new implants, which feature a natural teardrop shape and cohesive silicone gel. “You don’t want to put them in upside down or sideways” he says and “you don’t want them to move in the implant pocket.” Shaped implants are textured to help prevent rotation. When used in breast augmentation, the implants provide less implant height and greater projection, the doctor explains. Aimee was pleased with the natural results of her breast augmentation. “It gave me a little more fullness on top,” she said. Her new bathing suit fits perfect, reports WSVN News.
Shaped Silicone Gel Breast Implants by Sientra
Sientra is the latest breast implant maker to enter the American market, next to Allergan and Mentor. Their shaped implant features a “natural sloped profile and inferior pole projection.” A variety of widths, heights and projections provide surgeons with more opportunities to create a customized result. The Sientra shaped implant comes in 3 base shapes: round, oval and classic. The high-strength silicone gel is cohesive, so it cannot leak like saline implants or previous silicone implants. While they are designed to maintain their shape, they still offer the soft feel that women want from a silicone implant. Sizes range from 170 cc all the way up to 700 cc in volume.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.