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FDA Approves Another Company for Silicone Breast Implants

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new silicone breast implant from Sientra for use in the United States. This will be the third company in the U.S marketing silicone breast implants. The product is also offered by Allergan Inc. and Johnson and Johnson (unit of Mentor Worldwide, LLC).

Sientra is based in Santa Barbara, California and founded by Chief Executive Hani Zeini who helped launch this privately held company. Sientra will offer implants in multiple shapes and sizes, in addition to the round implants currently manufactured by Allergan Inc. and Johnson & Johnson’s Mentor Worldwide, LLC.

Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani says his patients chose silicone over saline implants at roughly the same percentage, and often attribute their choice to the more natural appearance and soft touch of silicone gel implants. While his patients prefer silicone implants, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani stresses the importance of patient education during the consultation process. “Educating patients is a key component during my consultation. I want my patients to understand that silicone does not correlate to any disease processes. Knowing this information alone eases anxieties for many patients.”

We encourage you to call our office at (407) 901-4894 and reserve a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani. You may also contact our office via email using our contact form. The Aesthetic Surgery Centre is located at 413 Lake Howell Road Maitland, FL 32751. Additional information found online at usabreast.com, jptrev.com or facebook.com/DrJonTrevisani.

So to answer last Friday’s trivia question on the three companies manufacturing silicone breast implants, the answer is “C” – Mentor, Allergan and Sientra! Thank you for all of your responses in Trivia Friday, you should be receiving something in about a week for your participation. Stay tuned to our facebook page for additional Trivia posts!