MENTOR® has been making breast implants for more than two decades. Its implants are designed for breast augmentation and reconstruction and are made according to strict testing and production standards.
MENTOR’s high-quality implants include MemoryGel® and MemoryShape® silicone implants, as well as saline implants.
Fast Facts About MENTOR Breast Implants
- MENTOR was founded in Minneapolis in 1969.
- The company is now based in California.
- It has reached and manufacturing bases in the United States and the Netherlands.
- More than five million women around the world have MENTOR breast implants.
Saline Breast Implants
MENTOR saline breast implants are filled with a solution of saltwater that mimics the fluid that makes up most of the body. This means that in the unlikely event of an implant rupture, there’s no chance of the implant leaking a substance that’s harmful to the body.
When saline implants are inserted into the breast, they are not yet inflated. Once the implant has been inserted, it’s filled with the saline liquid. Once it reaches the desired size, the fill-tube is removed, and the implant closes via a self-sealing mechanism. This filling method allows the surgeon to adjust breast volume during surgery, making saline implants a highly flexible option.
MENTOR saline implants have three projection (profile) options. Generally, these vary by how far from the chest wall they project:
- The classic moderate profile – MENTOR’S most popular saline implant, it gives a classic round, full look with a volume of up to 700cc.
- Moderate plus – Moderate-plus implants can hold up to 800cc of saline and have a higher profile than the classic variety.
- High profile – High-profile implants hold up to 630cc saline. They have a lower diameter but have more projection, which give a dramatically full look despite the lower volume.
Silicone Breast Implants
The texture of silicone gel resembles the feel of human breast tissue much more closely than a saline implant. This means that silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline implants.
As with saline implants, there is a low risk of implant rupture. Modern silicone implants are also much less likely to rupture than older implants, as they have thicker shells. MENTOR’s modern implants are filled with a thicker gel, called cohesive gel. This gel is soft like breast tissue but because it’s thicker, it’s much less likely to leak from a ruptured implant.
MemoryGel Silicone Implants
Mentor’s MemoryGel silicone breast implants are round implants that are available in smooth and textured varieties, with a range of size and profile options. Both the smooth and round varieties come in four different profiles:
- Moderate classic
- Moderate plus
- High profile
- Ultra-high profile
All four options can size up to 800cc. The higher profile options have smaller diameters but more outward projection. This gives the bust more upper fullness than is provided by the moderate profile options. The moderate profiles have wider diameters and lower projection, which provides a more natural look.
MemoryShape Silicone Implants
These teardrop-shaped implants have more fullness at the bottom of the implant than at the top, which means they have the same silhouette as a natural breast. These implants also have a unique texture that helps ensure they stay in place.
MemoryShape implants come in five different height and profile combinations, each designed for different looks and frames. Implant sizes range from 650cc to 775cc.
High-profile implants provide more outward projection and upper fullness to the bust line, while moderate profile implants have a more natural look. Low, medium, and tall height implants are designed for women of different frame sizes to ensure that all women can benefit from implants that are proportional to their height.
MENTOR Limited Warranty
Women who choose MENTOR breast implants are eligible for a limited warranty. The terms and conditions of the warranty may change, depending on the type of implant chosen and the date of the procedure.
Most implant types have a 10-year warranty and provide limited coverage for surgical costs. Saline implants have a lifetime replacement policy in the event of deflation, and MemoryGel silicone implants have a similar policy for implant rupture.
North Texas Plastic Surgery is proud to offer a range of implant options, including MENTOR saline and silicone implants. If you’d like to see them for yourself and have a consultation about breast augmentation, call 817-416-8080 today!