Whether your goal is a subtle change or a more dramatic difference, there is a breast implant that's right for you. Silicone and saline breast implants come in a variety of shapes, projections and sizes.
Once you have a general understanding of the breast implant procedure, you are ready to explore your breast implant options. The implant type you choose directly affects your final look.
There are two types of breast implants: silicone implants and saline 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.
|Made in the USA||YES||YES||YES|
|Fill||Filled with a highly cohesive gel for durable shape retention designed to give a youthful feel.||Filled with a proprietary cohesive gel that hold together uniformly while retaining the natural give that resembles breast tissue.||Filled with a saltwater solution similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body; slightly firmer feel than gel.|
|Volume||Set fill volume for predictable results.||Set fill volume for predictable results.||Flexible fill volume, allowing the surgeon to adjust the volume during the procedure.|
|Projection options||Teardrop-shaped to match the natural slope of a breat with full projection point at the lower portion of the implant||Four projection options: Classic, Moderate Plus, High and Ultra High Profiles.||Three projection options: Moderate, Moderate Plus, and High Profiles.|
|Shell surface options||Imprinted with MENTOR® SILTEX® Texture designed to keep your implants in place.||Two shell surfaces available: smooth and textured(MENTOR® SILTEX® Texture).||Two shell surfaces available: smooth and textured(MENTOR® SILTEX® Texture).|
|Warranty||Covered by the Mentor Replacement Policy, Mentor Warranty, and Enhanced Warranty.||Covered by the Mentor Replacement Policy, Mentor Warranty, and Enhanced Warranty.||covered by the MENTOR Standard & Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranties and Lifetime Replacement Policy.|
MENTOR® Silicone Implants are available in two distinct shapes: teardrop and round.
Talk to your surgeon about which breast implant shape may be right for you.
The profile of a breast implant refers to the level of forward projection from the chest in relation to the base width of the implant. 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 number 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 implant size 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.
Remember, choosing your breast implant size is something that you will do at the time of your consultation. You should also get more information on silicone safety and breast implant warranties to aid in the best possible conversation with your surgeon.