EUGENE, Ore., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, Dr. Kiya Movassaghi was invited to participate in a panel discussion about new breast augmentation techniques, which has subsequently been featured in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. The panel, comprised of four board certified plastic surgeons known for their extensive breast augmentation experience, was focused on each surgeon's techniques and breakthrough cases using Sientra's Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel Implants, colloquially known as "gummy bear" implants.
Although they have been available in other countries for many years, textured gel implants were only approved for use in the United States in 2012, making the last few years an exciting time for both breast augmentation patients and plastic surgeons. While the popularity of smooth, round implants has not yet been usurped, Sientra's gummy bear implants are opening a whole new world of possibilities.
"I am continually in search of the best devices and techniques for my implant-based breast surgeries," says Dr. Movassaghi. "The improvement in the predictability and stability of results provided by shaped gel implants has been worthy of note."
Dr. Movassaghi continually educates himself and seeks training opportunities for cutting-edge ways to improve results. He has gained extensive experience with Sientra's Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel implants since they were approved by the FDA three years ago, and now offers insights and instruction in their use to other surgeons in the field.
In general, Dr. Movassaghi has found that gummy bear implants offer a safer way to achieve more natural results. In addition to offering new aesthetic shaping options, highly cohesive silicone gel implants also have a lower risk for complications, such as capsular contracture and pocket instability, compared with traditional smooth round implants.
"The needs of every patient differ, and individual anatomy and desired outcome always factor into which type of implant will work best," Dr. Movassaghi continues. "With access to a more diverse selection of implants, the practice of 'volumizing' the breast must be replaced with the practice of 'shaping' the breast."
During the panel, Dr. Movassaghi discussed the benefits of using Sientra's Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel implants for both breast revision surgery and breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Because of the natural shape and feel, gummy bear implants are a great option for patients who are hoping to restore a natural breast appearance.
"In the past three years, I have performed revisions for patients who had an unsuccessful original breast augmentation, as well as for those whose needs or aesthetic goals have changed," Dr. Movassaghi reports. "For these women, replacing round implants with anatomic implants has achieved a more natural outcome and increased patient satisfaction."
For Dr. Movassaghi, providing patients with more options when selecting breast augmentation surgery is important. "Once surgeons gain the necessary education and experience in using these newer breast implants, they can offer patients treatment that is more fully customized to their individual needs."
You can read the entire panel discussion here.
About Movassaghi Plastic Surgery & Ziba Medical Spa: Dr. Kiya Movassaghi is a board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine in Portland. Movassaghi Plastic Surgery & Ziba Medical Spa is located at 330 South Garden Way, Suite 100, Eugene, Oregon, 97401. They can be reached by phone at 541.686.8700; for more information, visit drmovassaghi.com or read Dr. Movassaghi's reviews.
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