PatientDecision Checklist

PatientDecision Checklist

Make an Informed DecisionAbout Your Breast Implant Brand

Before your surgery, your surgeon will review the Patient Decision Checklist with you that will cover the possible risks and benefits of your breast implant surgery.

To better prepare you for surgery you can also download a copy of the:
Sientra Patient Decision Checklist here Arrow
and the Sientra Patient Education Brochure here Arrow

See a Commitmentto Your Safety

Sientra breast implants have an unrivaled safety profile and are clinically shown to have low complication rates1.

Not all breast implants are created equal. It is important to review the complication rates by brand so that you can make an informed decision about your surgery with breast implants. The chart below is a comparison of key complications related to breast implant surgery by brand based on each manufacturer’s patient decision checklist.1,3,4

Patient Decision Check List Comparison

SIENTRA1
3 YRS
SIENTRA2
10 YRS
MENTOR
MEMORYGEL3
MENTOR
MEMORYSHAPE4
ALLERGAN
NATRELLE4
Breast pain 2.6% 4.5% 5.2% 3.7% 11.7%
Nipple sensation changes 3.2% 5.9% 7.9% 5.5% 6.3%
Skin sensation changes 0.9% 1.0% 3.0% 3.9% 2.2%
Asymmetry 8.7% 16.9% 12.7% 11.5% 23.2%
Ptosis 2.0% 4.6% 5.5% 10.0% 4.9%
Infection requiring possible removal of implant 5.1% 5.1% 5.8% 2.9% 3.2%
Swelling 2.0% 1.5% NR 1.4% 9.2%
Scarring 3.1% 4.1% 4.2% 2.0% 6.6%
Seroma 2.4% 3.6% 2.1% 2.6% 6.7%
Hematoma 0.9% 1.1% 2.8% NR 2.1%
Tissue death of breast skin or nipple 0.4% 0.3% 0.9% NR 2.3%
Inability to breast feed 8.0% 11.4% 1.6% NR 30.0%
Implant removal 11.4% 39.0% 24.1% 25.9% 32.4%
Capsular Contracture III/IV 8.8% 15.8% 36.9% 16.4% 28.7%
Rupture or leaking of the implant 2.5% 16.5% 43.9% 18.9% 35.4%
Wrinkling of the implant 2.4% 4.8% 7.0% 14.0% 10.2%
Visibility of the implant edges 1.0% 1.0% NR 4.5% 6.7%
Implant malposition 5.5% 11.5% 6.7% 9.0% 13.3%
Reoperation 42.5% 56.7% 50.7% 59.7% 71.5%
NR = Not Reported
*The clinical studies from these manufacturers are not designed to be compared head-to-head. Each individual company’s own individual and published rates were presented.
  1. Sientra Inc. Patient Decision Checklist: https://sientra.com/app/uploads/2022/03/MDC-0779-R1-Consumer-Patient-Decision-Check-List-Comparison_Patient-Version-2_1.pdf. Accessed January 2022
  2. Stevens WG, Calobrace MB, Alizadeh A, Zeidler KR, Harrington JL, d’Incelli RC. Ten-year core study data for Sientra’s Food and Drug Administration – approved round and shaped breast implants with cohesive silicone gel. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;141(4S):7S-19S.
  3. Mentor Worldwide LLC. Patient Decision Checklist: MemoryShape & MemoryGel: https://www.breastimplantsbymentor.com/MENTOR-implant-safety-information. Accessed December 2021
  4. Allergan Sales, LLC. Patient Decision Checklist: https://www.natrellesurgeon.com/Content/PDF/Augmentation_Consent_Form.pdf. Accessed December 2021
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