Types of Breast Implants


Which breast implant is right for me?

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.

Silicone Breast Implants and Saline Breast Implants

There are two types of breast implants: silicone implants and saline implants.

Mentor offers saline breast implants and 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.

How do MENTOR's Silicone and Saline Implants Compare
FDA approved YES YES YES
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.

Breast Implant Shapes

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.

Breast Implant Projection

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 Sizes

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.

Breast reconstruction patients should refer to additional product information on breast tissue expanders and Flex HD.

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