Mentor Breast Implants
A choice to fit every patient’s needs
Mentor is your complete source for some of the finest silicone and saline breast implants, along with other products associated with breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. We understand that every patient has different goals driven by personal preference, anatomy, health…and even geography. That’s why we offer so many options, making it easy for you to meet every challenge with the confidence that the outcome will be just as you envision it.
Founded in 1969, Mentor Worldwide LLC is a leading supplier of medical products for the global aesthetic medicine market. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets innovative, science-based products for aesthetics markets around the world.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Mentor has manufacturing and research operations in the United States.
There are two types of breast implants: Silicone Breast Implants and Saline Breast Implants. Mentor offers two types of silicone breast implants- MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants and MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implants. This side-by-side comparison can help you determine which implant type is right for you. Your plastic surgeon is another excellent resource with whom to discuss your options.
What should I know about breast implant shapes, profiles, sizes, and textures?
MENTOR® Silicone Implants are available in 2 distinct shapes: teardrop and round. Teardrop shaped implants, referred to as MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implants, are thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller projection point near the implant's bottom, mimicking the silhouette of a natural breast. Round breast implants, referred to as MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants, are circular and able to shift slightly once positioned without distorting the shape of the breast. Talk to your surgeon to explore different shape options and learn about which one may be right for you.
The profile of a breast implant refers to the level of forward projection from the chest wall in relation to the base width of the implant. In other words, the profile indicates the distance the implant will project from your body. A higher profile breast implant will create a more prominent silhouette than a lower profile breast implant.
Breast implant size is measured in cubic centimeters (often referred to as cc's). The larger the implant, the higher the volume of cc's will be. For example, a 300cc implant is larger than a 250cc implant. Breast implant sizes do not correspond to traditional bra cup sizes. Choosing the right size implant is generally the most important decision a woman and her surgeon will make. For an accurate, in-person visualization of how different implant sizes will affect your shape, consult a surgeon that uses the MENTOR® Volume Sizing System. Your plastic surgeon will also evaluate your existing breast tissue to determine if you have enough tissue to accommodate the desired size of breast implant. Your surgeon is the best resource for determining what size implant is best for your body.
What are my options for breast implant placement?
You may have heard that there are options for the placement of breast implants within your breast tissue. In fact, there are two choices for breast implant placement: sub-glandular (under your breast tissue and over your chest muscle) or sub-muscular (under or partially under your chest muscle). Each placement type has benefits that may be right for you. Discuss your desired outcome with your plastic surgeon to select the best option for your figure.
Sub-Glandular Breast Implant Placement
With sub-glandular placement the implant location is between your chest muscle and your breast tissue (under the glands). This placement may help reduce your surgery and recovery time. It may be less painful than sub-muscular placement and may make your breast implants easier to access if re-operation is necessary. Implants that are sub-glandular may be easier to see and feel through your skin.
Sub-Muscular Breast Implant Placement
Sub-muscular placement means that your breast implants are placed partially or wholly under the pectoralis major chest muscle. Sub-muscular implants may result in a longer, more painful recovery than sub-glandular implants. Sub-muscular placement may result in less palpable implants and may reduce the risk of developing capsular contracture, as well as offer easier mammographic imaging of the breast.
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