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The MENTORPromise Protection Plan brings peace of mind
As the world’s leading* maker of high-quality breast implants for over 30 years, MENTOR® has been the trusted choice by millions of women worldwide. Our track record of quality and innovation allows us to go above and beyond industry standards with the most comprehensive protection plan available — the MENTORPromise.
Our Commitment to Safety
Nothing is more important to Mentor than the health and safety of the women who choose our breast implants. The safety and clinical performance of MENTOR® Breast Implants is supported by completed and ongoing studies involving more than 200,000 women, including three, 10-year, prospective clinical trials.2-4
Empowering Breast Surgeons and Patients for Over 30 Years.
Not All Innovations Are Equal
At Mentor, we believe that innovation should be driven by what patients need and should be backed by solid research, high design and thorough testing. It takes some time to develop and launch safe, impactful innovations that significantly and positively affect patient outcomes.
This is why we stand by our proven portfolio of meaningful innovations. We are committed to earning and keeping your trust by offering new product innovations as they are needed and valued by your patients.
MENTOR® MemoryGel® & MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants
MemoryGel® Breast Implants come in either a textured or smooth surface shell and are available in a wide range of sizes and profiles to fit the patient’s body. Each silicone implant is filled with the Mentor proprietary cohesive gel that holds together uniformly and retains a natural give that better resembles breast tissue.5-7
Used in breast reconstruction surgery, MENTOR® CPX™4 Breast Tissue Expander is designed to expand primarily in the lower portion of the breast, so the resulting pocket will accommodate the implant and slope like a natural-looking breast. It also has an integral “injection dome” that allows surgeons to add saline solution to the expander and gradually stretch the breast tissue over several months
MENTOR® CPG™ Gel Breast Implants
MENTOR® CPG™ Gel Breast Implants are filled with a highly cohesive gel and have a unique, tapered appearance. Unlike round breast implants, CPG™ Breast Implants are teardrop shaped, meaning they’re thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller projection point near the implant’s bottom to mimic the silhouette of a natural breast. Each CPG Implant features SILTEX™ Texture, a gentle imprinting process designed to help keep your implants in place.
MENTOR® Saline Breast Implants
MENTOR® Saline-filled Breast Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and profiles. They are filled with a saltwater solution that is very similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body. Saline implants are inserted into the body without fluid, and then filled during surgery through a fill-tube to the desired size. When the fill-tube is removed, the implant automatically seals itself. Round breast implant shapes are also available in a wide array of sizes to accommodate various body types.
MENTOR® SPECTRUM™ Adjustable Saline Breast Implants
The innovative line of MENTOR® SPECTRUM™ Adjustable Saline Breast Implants makes the decision-making process easier than ever. Exclusive to MENTOR, it is designed with proprietary technology that consists of a removable fill tube that offers the option for physicians to increase or decrease the size of the implant for up to six months after surgery.
MENTOR® SILTEX® BECKER™ Expander/Breast Implants
MENTOR® SILTEX® BECKER™ 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.
* Based on worldwide market share. Data as of June 2017.
1. Based on warranty comparisons of the following breast implants: Allergan Natrelle, EuroSilicone & Nagor, Arion, Polytech, Motiva, Sebbin.
2. Summary of the Safety and Effectiveness of Mentor’s MemoryGel® Silicone Gel-Filled Implants in Patients who are Undergoing Primary Breast Augmentation, Primary Breast Reconstruction, or Revision. 10-Year Core Gel Final Clinical Study Report. April 2013.
3. Mentor Worldwide, LLC. MemoryShape™ Post-Approval Cohort Study (formerly Contour Profile Gel Core Study) Final Clinical Study Report. 02 June 2015.
4. Bielefeld, B. A Prospective Clinical Study of Mentor Corporation Saline-filled MammaryProsthesis, Siltex® Saline-filled Mammary Prosthesis, and Siltex® Saline-filled Post-operatively Adjustable Mammary Prosthesis (SpectrumTM) for Augmentation Mammoplasty and Reconstruction Mammoplasty. Nov 10, 1999.
5. Bondurant, S., Ernster, V., and Herdman, R. Safety of Silicone Implants. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 1999.
6. Mentor Worldwide LLC. Mentor Worldwide Sales Data
7. Mentor Worldwide LLC. PROC400623
Important Safety Information
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® CPX™4 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 PROFILE™ Tissue Expanders are devices that contain magnetic injection domes and are NOT MRI compatible. Do not use the CONTOUR PROFILE™ Tissue Expander in patients where an MRI may be needed. DO NOT use the CONTOUR PROFILE™ 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.
Your patient needs to be informed and understand the risks and benefits of breast implants, and provided with an opportunity to consult with you prior to deciding on surgery.
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 Information provided at https://www.jnjmedicaldevices.com/en-EMEA/mentor.
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