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Which Breast Implant Product Should I Choose?
Appearance, feel and your own personal journey have the biggest influence on your implant choice. Let’s compare your options.
What is a Breast Tissue Expander?
Expanders create a space by stretching the tissue and preparing your skin to accommodate the implant at the time of exchange.
During your breast reconstruction procedure, your surgeon will insert a tissue expander with a port and gradually ﬁll it with sterile saline ﬂuid over several months (not beyond six months). Your breast tissue expands to ﬁt the space.
Once your breast tissue reaches the appropriate size, your surgeon will replace the expander with the implant.
Our Breast Tissue Expanders
MENTOR® CPXTM4 Breast Tissue Expander
An expander with features designed to be softer and to increase patient comfort with a smooth, more controlled placement.*,1-5 Designed to direct fluid to the lower pole to improve lower pole projection, helps prevent leakage and provides a natural breast shape. *,6-9
MENTOR® BECKERTM Expander/Implants
MENTOR® SILTEXTM BECKERTM Expander/Breast Implants combine the advantages of tissue expanders with the feel of a gel breast implant. The saline-filled inner lumen of the BECKER™ Expander/Breast Implant provides the physician with the ability to control, within specified limits, the amount of expansion desired.
* As compared to the CONTOUR PROFILE® Tissue Expanders CPX™2 Expander and CPX™3 Expander
** The third party trademarks used herein are the properties of their respective owners.
1. Source 1: Claim 9, 27, 1211008_CPX4 Expander Claims List Dec 2012 v1_CA
2. Source 6: Design Requirements Matrix
3. Source 9: Patient Comfort VOC
4. Source 16: Design Verification Report
5. Source 17: Design Validation Report
6. Design Fact: Fluid travels the path of least resistance. The reinforced anterior and posterior patches drive ﬂuid towards the lower pole of the expander. Lower pole expansion more closely mimics the female breast (which is tapered in appearance).
7. Source 14 AST-2012-0176 3D Imaging Study
8. Source 21: Natural Breast Shape Reconstruction
9. Source 15: Surface Area Memo