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Enter Sientra Breast Implants

There’s a new breast implant on the block that you might start hearing more about. Its name is Sientra. Although patients don’t go shopping for breast implants themselves, being well-informed about any procedure under consideration is important. That includes learning about breast implants when considering breast augmentation.

What Sientra brings to the market is a unique, shaped silicone gel implant that is targeted to create a natural breast profile. It is filled with a High-Strength cohesive silicone gel with excellent integrity and Gummy Bear qualities. The other breast implant companies are excellent, but it is always nice to have another option.

Sientra states it is committed to excellence. To minimize problems resulting from breast augmentation, Sientra’s breast implants are making their implants available solely to plastic surgeons who are board-certified or board-eligible in plastic surgery. Board certification in plastic surgery is only possible after training in a formal plastic surgery program and passing rigorous examinations. Patients are often not aware that a “board-certified” plastic surgeon may indeed be board certified, but in a different specialty, such as general surgery or ob-gyn. Complications and undesirable results are much more likely to occur with a surgeon who was trained during a weekend course by a doctor who is likewise not board certified in plastic surgery.

The early response about Sientra implants has been enthusiastic. We are happy to offer this new choice in breast implants to our patients.

Dr. Heather Furnas

About Dr. Heather Furnas

Inspired by watching her plastic surgeon father operate in African bush hospitals, Dr. Heather Furnas followed in his footsteps, training at Stanford and serving on the Harvard clinical faculty. She and her husband, Dr. Paco Canales, practice together in Santa Rosa, California, where they raised their two children. (To learn more about their practice, visit She believes an informed patient is more likely to be a happy patient and is committed to providing that education. If you have any suggestions for topics you'd like to learn more about, she would love to hear from you!

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10 Responses to Enter Sientra Breast Implants

  1. Sherry Meyers says:

    Do you have more information on this type of implant? What is the difference in cost? Gummy bears seem that they are harder than the silicon which seems jello like – therefore do you get a harder finish?
    A potential patient – Sherry

    • Dr. Furnas says:

      Hi Sherry,

      Thank you for your comments. Sientra implants are slightly more expensive (about $200) than the other implants presently available. The feel of the implants is similar to other silicone gel implants on the market. They don’t actually feel as rigid as a gummy bear. Please call our office if you would like to come in to see what a Sientra implant feels like.


      Dr. Furnas

  2. Ana Hernandez says:

    What States Are The Implants Available?

  3. Rebecca M Sanchez says:

    Is this or was this a contest to win breast implants.

  4. Hi, I log on to your blogs on a regular basis.

    Your story-telling style is witty, keep up the good work!

  5. lara - breast massage says:

    Realy good article, i have a question about the price, how much it cost? are they safe to use?

    lara ega

    • Lara, thank you for your kind comments. Please call our office for a cost estimate. It varies if you need a lift or not at the same time. Yes, we believe given all the information we have today that they are safe. Look forward to your call 707 537 2111. Ask for Lon or Abby.

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