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Mentor Breast Implants

When considering breast augmentation, choosing the right implant is crucial for achieving desired results and ensuring long-term satisfaction. Mentor, a globally recognized leader in the field of breast implants, offers products that combine safety with aesthetic excellence. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of Mentor breast implants, underpinned by scientific evidence, to help potential candidates understand their options and outcomes.

Understanding Mentor Breast Implants

Mentor, a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, has been at the forefront of breast implant technology for over 30 years. Their products are used worldwide by plastic surgeons who seek reliable and high-quality implants for their patients.

Types of Mentor Breast Implants:

  • Silicone Gel Implants: Known for their natural feel, these implants are filled with a cohesive gel that mimics the feel of human fat. Mentor's MemoryGel® implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and profiles to match the individual's body type and desired outcome. These are the most common types of implants used in the UK.
  • Saline Implants: These implants are filled with sterile salt water and are known for their firmness. They offer a variable fill range which allows surgeons to adjust the volume during surgery for tailored results. The inflatable saline implants or sizers are mainly used in reconstructive surgery. In the UK, saline implants for aesthetic use are rarely used.

Safety Profile

The safety of breast implants is a primary concern for both patients and surgeons. Mentor implants are backed by extensive research and rigorous testing to ensure their safety and effectiveness.

FDA Approval:

Mentor's silicone and saline breast implants are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an endorsement that follows a thorough review of clinical and preclinical data. This approval is contingent on demonstrated safety and efficacy in a clinical setting.

Clinical Studies:

Several long-term studies have evaluated the safety outcomes of Mentor implants. For instance, a large post-approval study highlighted the low risk of significant complications such as capsular contracture and implant rupture over a 10-year period. The findings, which are consistent across multiple studies, reinforce the reliability of Mentor products.

Aesthetic Outcomes

The choice of implant can significantly impact the aesthetic outcome of breast augmentation surgery. Mentor implants are designed with a focus on creating a natural and appealing look. Mr Nassab will discuss the range of implants options available during your consultation.

Shape and Texture:

Mentor's range includes both round and anatomically shaped implants to cater to different aesthetic goals. Round implants are ideal for patients seeking a fuller appearance, while anatomical or "teardrop" implants provide a more natural slope and contouring.

Surface Options:

The implants come with either a smooth or textured surface. Textured implants can reduce the movement of the implant within the breast pocket and are associated with a lower incidence of capsular contracture. The smooth implants are associated with a lower risk of the rare cancer called ALCL.

Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life

The ultimate goal of breast augmentation is to enhance patient satisfaction and quality of life. Research shows that breast augmentation can significantly improve self-esteem and body image.

Studies on Satisfaction:

Research published in plastic surgery journals shows high levels of satisfaction among women who have undergone breast augmentation with Mentor implants. These studies often highlight improvements in self-confidence and personal well-being post-surgery.

Innovations in Implant Technology

Mentor continually invests in technology to improve the safety and aesthetic outcomes of their implants. One such innovation is the Mentor MemoryGel® Xtra, which offers more fullness while maintaining a natural feel and appearance. The most common types in this range are the Moderate Plus Xtra and High Profile Xtra.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

The choice of surgeon is as important as selecting the right implant. Prospective patients should seek out GMC registered plastic surgeons with extensive experience in breast augmentation and a thorough understanding of the range of implant options offered by Mentor. Mr Nassab is one of the leading users of Mentor implants in the UK.

Conclusion

Mentor breast implants represent a safe and effective option for breast augmentation, with a strong track record of clinical success and patient satisfaction. Mr Nassab can provide personalized advice based on their anatomical characteristics and aesthetic desires. He offers the full range of implant options from smooth to textured and teardrop to round.

Mentor Breast Implants Before and Afters

This patient had 340 high profile Xtra round textured implants under the muscle in a dual plane.

Your Consultation

Consultations involve an in-depth discussion about your desired outcomes and planning bespoke solutions to address your concerns. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations in Cheshire and Manchester. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of care for our patients. Mr. Reza Nassab performs consultations and procedures in Knutsford, Cheshire, and Deansgate Square, Manchester. He operates in the exclusive boutique hospital in Wilmslow, Cheshire. This is a state-of-the-art facility providing the best in patient care. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations and minor procedures at CLNQ in Deansgate Square Manchester and Knutsford Cheshire.

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