Sientra Inc and Mission Plasticos, a 501-c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing reconstructive surgical care to those in medically underserved communities around the globe, announce the launch of Reshaping Lives: Full Circle, a nationwide program aimed at providing reconstructive breast surgery for post-mastectomy women living in poverty.
This is the first phase of Mission Plasticos’ recently announced Reshaping Lives America, a large-scale, nationwide program providing reconstructive surgical care at no cost to people living in poverty in the US, and is being funded through a $1 million donation from Sientra.
“Sientra has a rich history of giving back to the community, starting with our Full Circle grant program and now continuing through our support of Mission Plasticos’, Reshaping Lives: America initiative.
“With this partnership, we are pleased to expand and amplify our Full Circle program, which will now become Reshaping Lives: Full Circle. This new program will provide women in need with access to breast recontruction and allow Sientra to make a significant impact to the reconstruction community in a targeted way.”
— Ron Menezes, President and CEO of Sientra and Chairman of the Reshaping Lives America Corporate Council
Sientra will recruit board-certified volunteer surgeons across the United States to join the program and will provide their silicone gel breast implants and breast tissue expanders, which are used to form a new breast pocket that will eventually hold the long-term breast implant, at no cost for qualified women enrolled in the program. Mission Plasticos will then pair those surgeons with appropriate local patients, at no cost to the patient, a media release from Sientra Inc explains.
“At Mission Plasticos, we are driven by the belief that all women deserve a full journey of care, regardless of their economic situation, and we are excited to partner with a company that also shares this belief. Thanks to Sientra’s generous $1M donation and commitment, together we can focus on closing the gaps in care for women with cancer living in poverty.”
— Susan Williamson, Executive Director of Mission Plasticos
[Source(s): Sientra Inc, GlobeNewswire]