Of breast implants: Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. Each brand implant differs in more than just name; the shape, feel, and presentation, will vary from one implant to the next. Every surgeon has their own implant preference, but it is important for you to know all of your available choices. After your breast augmentation, you’ll be given an ID card, with your brand and size of implant.
This information will be valuable if you replace your implants or utilize your warranty.
Allergan has been making the Natrelle silicone gel breast implants for over 25 years. They are used in over 60 countries for breast augmentation, revision, and reconstruction surgeries. They provide a soft, natural looking and feeling implant. Natrelle implants also come in a large variety of shapes, a wide range of volumes, as well as both smooth and textured surfaces. The preferred silicone implants of Dr. Vitenas, he has been using Natrelle for many years and finds them the best to achieve a natural, proportionate silhouette.
Mentor provides superior saline filled breast implants. They are filled with a saltwater solution that is similar to the fluid that makes up the human body. Coming in an outstanding array of volumes and surface textures, Mentor’s saline implants are excellent to create a firm, round breast. The recommended saline implant by Dr. Vitenas, these are filled after insertion to ensure the perfect chest size; Mentor’s implants utilize a self-sealing valve, to ensure their safety.
Sientra silicone breast implants became available on the market March 2012. Sientra offers both silicone and saline implants in a number of sizes, similar to Natrelle and Mentor. They also offer a formstabilized implant, which is made from a high strength cohesive and form-stable gel silicone. This implant is best used for small breasts that wish to have a one cup size change. The feel of the implant is much firmer than the traditional silicone implants on the market.