Designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, breast implants come in an extensive range of models. Dr. Charles Perry, our board-certified plastic surgeon, offers the most advanced implants on the market, including silicone, saline, and Sientra® cohesive-gel implants. As a result, customizing breast augmentation to help achieve your desired outcome is easier than ever. As with all of our procedures, your results and safety are our primary concerns. We can guide you through the process, but the final decision will always be yours.
If you would like to know more about breast implants and how they can help you reach your aesthetic goals, contact us today. We can answer your questions or help you schedule a consultation.
Designed to add volume with natural-looking results, saline implants have been a highly popular model for decades and are FDA-approved for patients 18 years old and above. The exterior shell is comprised of silicone and the interior is filled with a saltwater (saline) solution. In the rare event that the implant should rupture, the saline should be harmlessly absorbed by the body. Dr. Perry offers saline implants in a comprehensive range of sizes, textures, and shapes to suit your unique cosmetic goals and anatomic needs.
Silicone implants are renowned for their natural appearance and feel, and they are some of the most popular models of implants available. Made of a silicone outer shell and a thick silicone gel interior, these implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation patients aged 22 and older. There is no minimum age limit on silicone implants for women undergoing breast reconstruction. As with saline implants, silicone implants are available in a broad array of sizes, shapes, and textures. To learn more about silicone cohesive-gel shaped implants, also called “gummy bear” implants, please check out our page on Sientra® breast implants.
Textured and Smooth Implants
Both saline and silicone implants are available in smooth and textured models, and the right one for your desired outcome will depend on several factors. Dr. Perry will help you determine which option better suits your cosmetic goals with regard to your implant type, implant placement, incision options, and anatomic indicators.
Sientra® Cohesive Gel Breast Implants
Approved by the FDA, Sientra® breast implants are cohesive gel implants designed to more closely resemble the look and feel of natural breasts. Characterized by their strength and durability, Sientra® implants are comprised of a silicone gel center securely enclosed in a silicone-based shell. The new implant composition can only be utilized by board-certified plastic surgeons and is considered to be the premium implant option available to patients in the United States.
At Chrysalis Cosmetics, we offer Sientra® cohesive gel breast implants for all breast enhancement surgeries. With the advanced implant technology, Dr. Perry can help you improve the overall contour and aesthetics of your body while helping you achieve the natural look and feel you desire for you breasts.
What Are the Benefits of Sientra® Breast Implants?
Often referred to as “gummy bear implants,” Sientra® breast implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes including round, classical, and oval. Additionally, the state-of-the-art implants offer smooth or textured surfaces, as well as different degrees of projection based on your individual desires.
Apart from multiple style options, Sientra® implants are also advantageous over traditional silicone and saline breast implants for a number of other reasons. Some common benefits include:
- Aesthetics – They have a more natural look and feel.
- Durability – They are more resistant to breaks, wrinkles, and folds.
- Exclusivity – Only board-certified plastic surgeons can use Sientra® implants.
- Safety – In the rare occurrence of a rupture, the silicone gel center will not leak through the implant’s outer shell.
Much like silicone and saline implants, Sientra® breast implants are not lifetime devices and will require a breast implant exchange after a doctor-specified time period.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Sientra® Breast Implants?
You are a good candidate for Sientra® breast implants if you are at least 22 years old, in good health, and expect realistic results from your breast augmentation or enhancement surgery.
Sientra® cohesive gel breast implants are not recommended for women who currently have:
- Untreated breast cancer or pre-malignant breast disorders
- Active infection(s)
- Weakened immune systems
- Certain medical conditions
- Reduced blood flow to the breasts
Additionally, women who are currently pregnant or nursing should not receive Sientra® breast implants. Dr. Perry will discuss eligibility in greater detail during a private consultation prior to your breast procedure.
Would you like to know more? Contact our practice today for additional information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perry.