Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Sientra is the first breast implant maker in the United States to obtain FDA approval for shaped implants. Approval for the first and only form-stable anatomical gel breast implant in additional to the high strength cohesive silicone gel round implants was obtained in March, 2012. The round and shaped breast implants available worldwide for over 15 years are now available in the United States for breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction. Dr. Brannon Claytor stated, “Shaped implants offer another choice for breast implants and are especially suited for breast reconstruction. The skin is thin after mastectomy and there is very little breast tissue available to create a natural breast shape. Shaped implants create a better transition from the chest wall to the nipple.”

For cosmetic breast augmentation, form stable anatomical breast implants, also referred to as “tear drop” shaped implants, create a very natural looking breast shape with a softly sloping breast profile. Shaped implants are contoured to recreate the outline of a mature breast with a pleasing amount of breast tissue. They are available in moderate or high profile. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray has the most experience of any plastic surgeon in New England with Sientra implants going back 8 years.

High-strength shaped silicone gel implants, also known as “gummy bear” implants are proving to be a desirable option. Gummy bear breast implants are made of a high-strength silicone gel. These high-strength gel implants are different from liquid-filled saline and silicone implants. They also present important advantages, such as maintaining their shape and remaining an upright position. Shaped implants or gummy bear implants are not likely to wrinkle, fold or ripple. Shaped or gummy bear implants also feel soft and natural.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire. Dr. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and will be fully certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine in September 2011. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments. He is a national trainer for Allergan™. Dr. Brannon Claytoris board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.

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