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Why Choose MENTOR® Breast Implants?

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MENTOR® Breast Implants are indicated for breast augmentation, in women who are at least 18 years old, or for breast reconstruction. Breast implant surgery should not be performed in women with active infection anywhere in their body, with existing cancer or pre-cancer of their breast(s) who have not received adequate treatment for those conditions or who are pregnant or nursing. 

There are risks associated with breast implant surgery. Breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation is not necessarily a one-time surgery. The most common complications with MENTOR®  MemoryGel®  Breast Implants include re-operation, implant removal, capsular contracture, asymmetry, and breast pain. A lower risk of complication is implant rupture, which is most often silent. The health consequences of a ruptured silicone gel-filled breast implant have not been fully established. Screenings such as mammography, MRI, or ultrasound are recommended after initial implant surgery to assist in detecting implant rupture. 

The most common complications with MENTOR®  Saline-Filled Implants include re-operation, implant removal, capsular contracture, wrinkling, deflation, asymmetry, and breast pain. 

MENTOR®  CPXTM4 Breast Tissue Expanders can be utilized for breast reconstruction after mastectomy, correction of an underdeveloped breast, scar revision and tissue defect procedures. 

These expanders are intended for temporary subcutaneous or submuscular implantation. 

CONTOUR PROFILETM Tissue Expanders are devices that contain magnetic injection domes and are NOT MRI compatible. Do not use the CONTOUR PROFILETM Tissue Expander in patients where an MRI may be needed. DO NOT use the CONTOUR PROFILETM Tissue Expander in patients that have a previously implanted device that could be affected by a magnetic field. The device could be moved by the MRI causing pain or displacement, potentially resulting in a revision surgery. The incidence of extrusion of the expander has been shown to increase when the expander has been placed in injured areas: scarred, heavily irradiated or burned tissue, crushed bone areas or where severe surgical reduction of the area has previously been performed. 

For detailed indications, contraindications, warning and precautions associated with the use of all MENTOR®  Implantable Devices, please refer to the Product Insert Data Sheet provided with each product, or review the Important Safety Pages. 

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* In-person consumer survey with 452 respondents. 


1. Bondurant, S., Ernster, V., and Herdman, R. Safety of Silicone Implant. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 1999. 

2. Mentor Worldwide LLC. Mentor Worldwide Historical Implant Data 1985 - May 2018 

3. MENTOR Consumer Preference Market Research Report - July 2017 


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