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Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
Augmentation is more than a physical enhancement. Your body can affect and reflect how you feel. Let's learn more about the procedure and the choices you have with Mentor.
Look & Feel
You probably have a preference of how you want your breasts to look and feel. Explore the three characteristics that will help you choose the right Mentor implant for you.
Projection is the distance between the chest side and the outer-facing side of the implant. “High proﬁle” indicates more projection from the chest, while “moderate proﬁle” indicates less projection.
Fullness varies depending on implant type. Round implants show more fullness above the nipple while teardrop implants have a gradual increase in fullness and projection from top to bottom.
Firmness determines how natural the breast feels to the touch. Saline delivers the ﬁrmest feel while gel implants feel like natural breast tissue.
Your Incision Site
Explore three common incision site options for breast implant surgery. Your choices depend on the type of implant, degree of enlargement, your particular body and your surgeon's preference.
Inframammary Fold Incision
Most common, below the breast fold
The inframammary incision is made under your breast at the crease, where the breast meets the body. While less concealed, some surgeons find outcomes to be more successful for breastfeeding.
Most concealed, around the nipple or areolar edge
The peri-areolar incision is made around the nipple to help conceal the incision site. It involves cutting through the breast tissue and may be associated with the risk of a change in nipple sensation compared to other options.
Primarily for saline, under the arm
The transaxillary incision involves using a lighted camera (endoscope) to help tunnel through the area under the arm and create a pocket behind the breast. It's primarily used to place saline breast implants before they're filled.
Your Implant Placement
You'll choose from two common placement options for your breast augmentation.
The implant is placed above the pectoral muscle and behind the breast tissue.
- Surgery and recovery may be shorter
- Recovery may be less painful
- May provide easier access for reoperation
The implant is placed partially or wholly below the pectoral muscle.
- Surgery and recovery may be longer
- Recovery may be more painful
- Reoperation may be more difficult
The Cost of Breast Augmentation
Prices for breast augmentation can vary quite a bit based on the type of implant you choose, your location, surgery-related expenses and surgeon’s fees. Ask your surgeon directly if all costs are included in your estimate. There are no set costs for things like facility, anesthesia or prescriptions, so make sure you meet with several surgeons to compare estimates for surgeon fees and additional surgical-related expenses.
Warranties are also an important consideration to protect you from additional costs down the road. That’s why all MENTOR® Breast Implants come with a Lifetime Product Replacement Policy free of charge.
Find Your Mentor Product Match
MENTOR® Contour Profile Gel™ (CPG™) Breast Implants
Projection, performance and peace of mind. A teardrop-shaped design helps create your desired look with long-lasting results.
MENTOR® MemoryGelTM Breast Implants
The soft, natural feel women want, using our proprietary cohesive gel and available in a wide range of sizes and profiles.