Learn about Breast Reconstruction with Mentor

Breast reconstruction rebuilds breast shape and feel after a mastectomy. Thousands of women choose reconstruction after breast cancer, but the decision for each woman is uniquely personal.

MENTOR® Breast Reconstruction

The MENTOR'S Breast Implant Simulator 

A tool designed to help you visualize your desired before and after outcome and communicate your preferences to your surgeon.

MENTOR'S Breast Implant Simulator

 Feel Confident with Your Decision

Mentor Safety Measures

Our Highest Priority: You

Nothing is more important to Mentor than the health and satisfaction of the patients who choose our breast implants. We adhere to the highest standards of quality, and the safety and clinical performance of MENTOR® Breast Implants is supported by long‐term clinical data, including three prospective clinical trials that followed patients for 10 years.*1

MentorPromise

MentorPromise

Mentor® Breast Implants are backed by a highly comprehensive warranty to ensure that you are supported long after your surgery.¥2

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

At MENTOR®, we understand your journey is uniquely personal and want you to feel confident along the way with tools to help you in the decision-making process.

References

*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. Mentor Worldwide, LLC. MemoryShape™ Post‐Approval Cohort Study (formerly Contour Profile Gel Core Study) Final Clinical Study Report. 02 June 2015. Bielefeld, B. A Prospective Clinical Study of Mentor Corporation Saline‐ filled Mammary Prosthesis, Siltex® Saline‐filled Mammary Prosthesis, and Siltex® Saline‐ filled Postoperatively Adjustable Mammary Prosthesis (SpectrumTM) for Augmentation Mammoplasty and Reconstruction Mammoplasty. Nov 10, 1999.

¥ Based on warranty comparisons of the following breast implants. The third‐party trademarks used herein are the trademarks of the respective owners.

1. 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. Mentor Worldwide, LLC. MemoryShape™ Post‐Approval Cohort Study (formerly Contour Profile Gel Core Study) Final Clinical Study Report. 02 June 2015. Bielefeld, B. A Prospective Clinical Study of Mentor Corporation Saline‐ filled Mammary Prosthesis, Siltex® Saline‐filled Mammary Prosthesis, and Siltex® Saline‐ filled Postoperatively Adjustable Mammary Prosthesis (SpectrumTM) for Augmentation Mammoplasty and Reconstruction Mammoplasty. Nov 10, 1999.

2. Based on warranty comparisons of the following breast implants. Motiva® Warranty Program Terms and Conditions. Motiva, 2018. A Continued Commitment to Patients BIOCELL® Replacement Warranty. Allergan, 2019. Polytech. IMPLANTS OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAMME. Professional Service for Patients with POLYTECH Implants, 2019. GCA Comfort Guarantee. Nagor and Eurosilicone breast implants. Website: shorturl.at/aoGIR. Access date: 5/13/2020.

Important Safety Information:

The MENTOR® Collection of Breast Implants are indicated 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 who have not received adequate treatment for those conditions
  • Who are currently pregnant or nursing

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in patients with autoimmune diseases (for example lupus and scleroderma), a weakened immune system, conditions that interfere with wound healing and blood clotting, or reduced blood supply to breast tissue. Patients with a diagnosis of depression, or other mental health disorders, should wait until resolution or stabilization of these conditions prior to undergoing breast implantation surgery.

There are risks associated with breast implant surgery. You should be aware that breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation may not be a one-time surgery. The chance of developing complications increases over time. You may need additional unplanned surgeries on your breasts because of complications or unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. Many of the changes to your breast following implantation are irreversible (cannot be undone) and breast implants may affect your ability to breastfeed, either by reducing or eliminating milk production.

Breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation may not be a one-time surgery. The most common complications for breast augmentation with MemoryGel® Implants include any reoperation, capsular contracture, nipple sensation changes, and implant removal with or without replacement. The most common complications with CPG™ Breast Implants for breast augmentation include reoperation for any reason, implant removal with or without replacement, and ptosis. A lower risk of complication is rupture. The health consequences of a ruptured silicone gel breast implant have not been fully established. MRI screenings are recommended three years after initial implant surgery and then every two years after to detect silent rupture. Breast implants are also associated with the risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), an uncommon type of lymphoma. An individual's risk of developing BIA-ALCL with MENTOR® Breast Implants is low based on the data currently available on the incidence of worldwide cases.

Detailed information regarding the risks and benefits associated with MENTOR® Breast Implants is provided in several educational brochures, including the ‘Important Information for Woman Considering Breast Implants’ brochure, and the ‘Making an Informed Decision’ brochure. These brochures are available from your surgeon or visit https://breastimplantsbymentor.net/safety/mentor-safety. It is important that you read and understand these brochures when considering MENTOR® Breast Implants.

MENTOR® CONTOUR PROFILE™ Breast Tissue Expanders are used 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; they should be used within a time frame determined by the physician to achieve the clinically desired degree of tissue expansion.
DO NOT use the MENTOR® CONTOUR PROFILE™ Tissue Expander in patients that have a previously implanted device such as pacemakers, drug infusion devices, artificial sensing devices, etc. that could be affected by a magnetic field. Mentor has not tested the effects of radiation therapy with the MENTOR® CONTOUR PROFILE™ Expander devices. 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, where severe surgical reduction of the area has previously been performed; and where steroids are used in the surgical pocket. Detailed information about indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions associated with the use of MENTOR® CONTOUR PROFILE™ Expanders are provided in the Instructions for Use (IFU) available online at www.mentorwwllc.eu

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