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surgeon with breast implantMany women realize that breast implants are not lifetime devices. Fortunately, all three manufacturers of breast implants in the United States offer limited warranties that cover some of the risks of breast augmentation such as implant rupture and deflation.

Sientra®

Sientra® recently joined Mentor® and Allergan as a third breast implant manufacturer in the United States. Their entire line of Silimed-brand cohesive gel breast implants received FDA approval for breast augmentation in 2012.

Sientra® is the only implant manufacturer to stamp every implant with a unique serial number. After surgery, patients will receive a card that has the implants’ unique serial number listed, which will confirm your enrollment in the Sientra® limited warranty and product replacement programs.

The warranty programs vary depending on the particular implant chosen, but in general, they include the following:

  • If a rupture occurs within 10 years after surgery, you will get up to $3,600 toward corrective surgery.

  • The implants will be replaced for free if they ever rupture.

  • A contralateral (opposite side) implant is provided for free if needed.

  • Enrollment is free and handled by your surgeon.

Sientra®’s warranty will only apply if a board-certified plastic surgeon inserted the implants. In addition, the warranty does not cover adverse events other than rupture, rupture caused by surgical procedure or by trauma, removal due to capsular contracture, or removal of implants due to the patient’s desire to change the size or style of the implant.

Mentor®

Mentor® was the first breast implant manufacturer to offer a limited warranty, which includes free lifetime product replacement on all their breast implants worldwide.

When implant placement is required and meets the standards put forth in the Mentor® Product Replacement Policy, Mentor® will provide the same or similar breast implants at no cost to the patient. All patients who receive Mentor’s implants – MemoryGel®,  MemoryShape™, or saline-filled – are automatically eligible for its Lifetime Product Replacement Policy.

Saline-filled

  • If deflation occurs at any time, you are eligible for one to two breast implants in a similar style for free.

  • With the Mentor® Standard Advantage, enrollment is free and $1,200 toward out-of-pocket costs will be provided free of charge to all patients for 10 years after surgery. Free contralateral implant replacement is available upon surgeon request.

  • Patients may choose the Optional Mentor® Enhanced Advantage, which includes up to $2,400 toward out-of-pocket costs for 10 years after surgery and free contralateral implant replacement. Enrollment for this option includes a fee of $100 within 45 days from implantation.

MemoryShape™ and MemoryGel®

  • If confirmed rupture occurs at any time, you are eligible for one to two replacement implants in a similar style, free of charge.

  • This warranty includes expenses that occur from a rupture for up to 10 years after the date of surgery.

  • This warranty covers up to $3,500 for out-of-pocket fees, including operating room fees and anesthesia for the corrective surgery.

  • It applies only to initial surgeries performed after May 1, 2009.

  • Free contralateral implant replacement is provided upon surgeon request.

  • Enrollment is free and automatic, and registration is encouraged.

To qualify for replacement, the surgeon who performed your surgery must be appropriately qualified and licensed according to the Mentor® Product Replacement Policy.

Allergan

Allergan’s lifetime product replacement warranty, ConfidencePlus®, automatically applies to all recipients of certain styles of Natrelle® saline and silicone gel filled implants. If deflation or rupture occurs as a result of loss of implant shell integrity, the implants will be replaced free of charge regardless of how much time has passed since surgery.

ConfidencePlus®

  • Enrollment is free and automatic.

  • 10 years of financial assistance is provided.

  • Up to $1,200 will be provided to cover out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance.

ConfidencePlus® Premier

  • 10 years of financial assistance is provided.

  • Requires an additional enrollment fee of $100 within 45 days of surgery with Natrelle® saline-filled implants.

  • Up to $3,500 for silicone filled implants and $2,400 for saline filled implants will be provided for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance.

  • Contralateral implant replacement is provided per the surgeon’s request.

Dr. Roussalis can provide you with more information regarding breast implant warranties during a consultation. Together, you and Dr. Roussalis will decide which type of implant will best meet your needs. If you are interested in the breast augmentation procedure in Gillette or Casper, WY, please schedule a complimentary consultation by calling (307) 234-4585 or fill out our online contact form today.