Dr. Suresh Koneru of Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery Introduces the Latest FDA-approved Silicone Gel (Gummy Bear) Implants for Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction

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Dr. Koneru (Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery) brings the naturally shaped “gummy bear” implants to patients in San Antonio, Austin and South Central Texas.

Contoured Silicone Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Shaped Sientra Implants

I placed the first pair of Sientra implants in San Antonio in early May for a breast reconstruction patient. The great advantage for her was the teardrop shape of the contoured silicone implant, giving a much more natural appearance to her breasts.

Dr. Suresh Koneru is pleased to be the first in San Antonio to offer high-strength, cohesive silicone gel implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. The FDA just recently approved these contoured silicone implants by Sientra, which are also commonly known as “gummy bear” implants. Similar products have been used effectively in Europe for many years.

The new Sientra implants are made with a denser gel than other products, which helps the breast implants maintain their shape. Cohesive contoured gel implants can be formed into a more natural teardrop shape rather than the common round shape. Some additional benefits of contoured “gummy bear” implants include the easy form fit to a particular body type for more comfort and a lower risk of the common ‘rippling’ effect found with traditional saline implants.

While many people associate breast implants with beauty and cosmetic enhancements, a number of patients require reconstructive surgery after significant weight loss or a mastectomy. Dr. Koneru has been using Sientra Breast Tissue Expanders for nearly three years in conducting breast reconstruction after cancer – making him the most experienced surgeon in San Antonio using these expanders. The new Sientra implants are a good fit with the rest of his product line.

Soon after the FDA approved the contoured silicone implants, Dr. Koneru was ready to work with this exciting new product. “I placed the first pair of Sientra implants in San Antonio in early May for a breast reconstruction patient,” said Dr. Koneru. “The great advantage for her was the teardrop shape of the contoured silicone implant, giving a much more natural appearance to her breasts after a bilateral (double) mastectomy.”

Dr. Koneru is constantly researching new advances in Plastic Surgery and chooses to work with premier providers – those who provide the very best products and services, hold the highest standards, and offer both industry and customer support. For example, Sientra restricts the use of the implants to Board-Certified and eligible plastic surgeons. Sientra is also a sponsor of BRA day – Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. Finally, the company offers excellent warranty services to doctors and patients.

Dr. Suresh Koneru treats plastic surgery patients in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Laredo and other cities in Central and South Texas. He offers a variety of Breast Surgery procedures including Augmentation (with and without implants), Reduction, Lift, and Reconstruction. He is an active participating physician in both of San Antonio’s NAPBC accredited Breast Care Centers.

For more information about Sientra cohesive gel implants or to schedule a personal consultation, please call 210-359-6644 or visit Dr. Koneru’s Web site.

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About Dr. Koneru
Dr. Suresh Koneru is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice in San Antonio since 1996. He is fully trained in all aspects of modern plastic and reconstructive surgery, including cosmetic surgery of the face and body, breast surgery (including breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction), suction-assisted lipectomy (liposuction), body contouring (tummy tuck, belt lipectomy, post massive weight loss surgery), and laser procedures. In addition, he has a special interest in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures including CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, and Cellulaze.

Licensed in Texas, Dr. Koneru is the immediate Past President of the San Antonio International Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been named a Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report, one of Texas Monthly’s SuperDoctors, Scene in S.A. Monthly’s Top Doctors, and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Visit http://www.DrKoneru.com for more information.

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