Breast Implant Studies

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Dr. Stevens was among a handful of plastic surgeons throughout the country selected to participate in the Sientra® Silimed-brand form-stable implant study, which culminated in the recent FDA approval of the original “gummy bear” breast implants. Now Dr. Stevens is among the first board-certified plastic surgeons to offer these high-strength gel implants.

For more information on the Sientra implants, you can read Dr. Stevens’ study, which was published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal. You can also download the article “Five-Year Follow-Up Data from the U.S. Clinical Trial for Sientra’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration-Approved Silimed-Brand Round and Shaped Implants with High-Strength Silicone Gel,” published in the November 2012 edition of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) Journal.

Marina Plastic Surgery Associates is currently participating in Mentor’s CPG (Contour Profile Gel) silicone implant study. As part of this breast implant study, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be collecting data from the board-certified plastic surgeons and patients who have opted for these fifth generation implants. These are anticipated to receive FDA approval in 2013.

Current and Future Silicone Technology

In addition to the silicone gel implants currently under study, there is also a very popular type of silicone gel implant already widely available for women age 22 and older. Our doctors are highly experienced in performing breast augmentation with silicone gel implants and creating a naturally enhanced appearance. After reviewing your case, our surgeons will let you know the implant options available to you.

How Do You Decide?

One huge advantage you have in working with the practice is the option to ask a gummy bear patient about her experience. That patient is none other than Charlie Sheridan, the practice’s Director. After having saline implants herself for many years and helping countless patients through their breast enhancement process, Charlie was bowled over by the natural look and feel of gummy bear breast implants and wanted to experience them for herself. She can tell you all about her surgery, her implant appearance, and what study participation has been like. Now, where else can you find a resource like that? Send a breast implant question to Charlie online, or you can call her at 877-298-9915 in Marina Del Rey.

If, after doing your homework, you’re still uncertain about your best implant option, don’t feel frustrated. You can receive a FREE consultation with one of our surgeons when you request your appointment online and schedule during select times they have set aside exclusively for Web visitors. The surgeons will help you understand the finer details, see and feel actual implants and learn more about their experience with breast augmentation. Ask to see before and after photos and talk with other patients about their breast implants and their experiences.

You’ve come to the perfect place to find the implant that’s right for you.