Recently I went to Sweden to observe the practice of Dr Charles Randquist. Dr Randquist has extensive experience with form stable breast implants - Mentor’s CPG implants and Allergans 410 implants - which are not currently available in the USA except under study conditions. These implants are shaped - with a sloping upper pole . We used to have shaped implants in the United States but the FDA did not include them in the approval process along with round implants so they were taken off the market in the States five years ago. I am hopeful that soon we will have shaped implants as I think especially for the reconstruction patient they are a valuable tool.
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I was just asked about the expected lifetime of breast implants. All patients with Mentor MemoryGel breast implants are automatically eligible for the Mentor Lifetime Product Replacement Policy. Just to show how much implant companies stand by their products -Mentor Corporation is offering a limited time Premier Advantage breast implant warranty which includes: in addition to lifetime product replacement - 10 years of financial assistance from the date of implant of up to $3,500 in surgical assistance, free contralateral implant rep[lacement and non -cancelable terms.This definitely is a long term commitment from Mentor! I have told many patients that the products must be made well or the company could not offer this sort of warranty. This additional warranty is free but this offer is only available for surgeries done between May 1st, 2009 and December 31, 2009. After that time the optional warranty coverage will again be $2400 and cost $100.