Mentor Breast Implants

Mentor offers saline breast implants and two types of silicone breast implants. The procedure places implants behind breast tissue or under the chest muscle. Mentor MemoryGel Breast Implants are pre-filled with Mentor’s cohesive silicone gel that holds safely and uniformly together to deliver a natural feel that closely resembles breast tissue. After the implant has been placed, the incision is carefully sutured. Mentor Silicone Implants are available in teardrop and round shapes. Teardrop-shaped implants are thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller projection point near the bottom while round breast implants are circular.

In order to have breast implants, the patient should be in good overall health and a non-smoker. A candidate should also be free from bleeding tendencies and infections as well as free from cancerous and pre-cancerous tissues. The procedure is not ideal for pregnant or breastfeeding women. In general, the patient must be 22 years or older but saline breast implants can be placed in women beginning at the age of 18.

The typical cost ranges from $4300 - $5000 for Mentor saline implants and from $4900 - $6000 for Mentor silicone implants. The final cost varies depending on the price of the operating room facilities, anesthesia fees, post-surgery garments, medical tests, medications, surgeon fees and the geographic location of the procedure.

Immediately following the procedure, the breasts will have light gauze dressings and tape over the incisions. Patients will wear a surgical bra or sports bra throughout the recovery process. Around 3-4 days after surgery, patients will be able to return to their normal routine. The majority of implants can last 10-20 years without complications. Mentor breast implants come with a lifetime warranty and will be replaced free of charge when implant replacement is required and the Mentor Product Replacement Policy applies.

Capsulectomy for Capsular Contracture

Capsulectomy for Capsular Contracture

submitted on   Wed Jun, 17, 2015 by Robert Troell, MD     
Capsulectomy, for capsular contracture after breast augmentation, can be performed in several ways. Capsular contracture is a common complication after breast augmentation that causes symptoms such as discomfort, pain and hard or distorted breasts. When a foreign object such as an implant is...