Is One Breast Implant Manufacturer Better than the Other?

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


For the most part, breast implant brand or manufacturer will not affect the final outcome of your breast augmentation. Factors more likely to influence the final look include:

There are three breast implant manufacturers approved by the FDA:

  • Mentor
  • Natrelle (made by Allergan)
  • Sientra

Sientra breast implants are relatively new. Their silicone breast implants were FDA approved for breast augmentation in April of this year.

Typically, a plastic surgeon has one manufacturer he or she prefers over the others. Or, a plastic surgeon may offer breast implants from all three of the manufacturers. There are various reasons a plastic surgeon may choose one type over another, including familiarity with the product or the product’s sales representatives.

You may want to ask your plastic surgeon which type of breast implant is being used and why. This way, you can get a better idea about why one manufacturer may be chosen over another, and it will also give you an opportunity to discuss the aspects of your surgery that will affect the appearance of your breasts.

If you live in or nearby Denver, Colorado and want to find out more about breast augmentation, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.