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Reliable and safe Brazilian breast implants?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Approved in the US
The fda has recently approved silimed implants (manufactured in brazil) to be distributed in the us by sientra.
The fda has found these to be reliable and safe. Mentor and allergan are the other main implant companies in the us. Mentor manufactures their implants in the us.

In brief: Approved in the US
The fda has recently approved silimed implants (manufactured in brazil) to be distributed in the us by sientra.
The fda has found these to be reliable and safe. Mentor and allergan are the other main implant companies in the us. Mentor manufactures their implants in the us.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. James Boynton
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Silamed is available
Silamed is the main brazilian company that has been manufacturing breast implants in brazil for 30 years.
The company silamed was recently approved by fda to sell breast implants in the us which gives patients one more option in addition to mentor and allergan breast implants.

In brief: Silamed is available
Silamed is the main brazilian company that has been manufacturing breast implants in brazil for 30 years.
The company silamed was recently approved by fda to sell breast implants in the us which gives patients one more option in addition to mentor and allergan breast implants.
Dr. James Boynton
Dr. James Boynton
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Implants
If in usa you can not use brazilian implants.
Allergan or mentor are the standards in usa.

In brief: Implants
If in usa you can not use brazilian implants.
Allergan or mentor are the standards in usa.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Same as Standard
Brazilian implants are a variation of textured (coated) implants.
They are in wide use in australasian areas, and seem to have a reasonable track record. They are reported to be of similar safety as in the other implants from allergan and mentor.

In brief: Same as Standard
Brazilian implants are a variation of textured (coated) implants.
They are in wide use in australasian areas, and seem to have a reasonable track record. They are reported to be of similar safety as in the other implants from allergan and mentor.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Current affairs
Yes sientra are the newest entry into the american breast implant market.
It is the newest option but it's track record has not been fully made clear.

In brief: Current affairs
Yes sientra are the newest entry into the american breast implant market.
It is the newest option but it's track record has not been fully made clear.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
This past year the brazilian company, silmed began selling breast expanders for reconstruction and silicone breast implants for augmentation and reconstruction in the us.
They are fda approved, sold under the company name sientra. They are the only company with an fda approved contoured gel implant at the moment. The company has sold worldwide for over 10 yrs and the device appears safe/reliable.

In brief: Yes
This past year the brazilian company, silmed began selling breast expanders for reconstruction and silicone breast implants for augmentation and reconstruction in the us.
They are fda approved, sold under the company name sientra. They are the only company with an fda approved contoured gel implant at the moment. The company has sold worldwide for over 10 yrs and the device appears safe/reliable.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Sientra implants OK
On march 9, 2012, the fda approved sientra's line of silimed breast implants for sale in the us market.
This brings to 3 the companies that sell breast implants in the us. Sientra has been in business for 6 years, and sold breast implants elsewhere in the world, including brazil, where there is no fda. These implants are a safe and reliable alternative to allergan and mentor breast implants.

In brief: Sientra implants OK
On march 9, 2012, the fda approved sientra's line of silimed breast implants for sale in the us market.
This brings to 3 the companies that sell breast implants in the us. Sientra has been in business for 6 years, and sold breast implants elsewhere in the world, including brazil, where there is no fda. These implants are a safe and reliable alternative to allergan and mentor breast implants.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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