Around the world, Mentor implants are one of the most popular choices by both plastic surgeons and patients. In fact, since the company began manufacturing breast implants 25 years ago, millions of women have chosen Mentor implants.
Specifically, Mentor’s MemoryGel silicone implants – available in round or tapered shapes – have garnered attention for their safety and natural feel. If you’re considering Mentor implants, you might find yourself perplexed by all the available options. They are available with a range of firmness, profile/shape and texture options.
To help our patients considering this type of silicone implant, we’ve put together this resource to help you understand all the options available to you.
MemoryGel breast implants are filled with a silicone gel that’s shape holding. In other words, the substance acts like a solid rather than a liquid, and therefore, it holds its shape more effectively than silicone liquid implants. This innovation has also greatly reduced the likelihood of leakage and rupture.
Cohesion level also refers to the firmness of the implant. Lower cohesive implants have a more natural feel, while higher cohesive implants like the Contoured Profile Gel implants, are firmer and designed to better hold their shape.
Mentor implants are available in three cohesion levels:
Mentor offers a wide range of breast implant shapes that ensure patient and surgeon can achieve a look that accentuates your physique. Round MemoryGel implants are available in five available profiles, which is the measure of the implant’s projection. Options include:
The Mentor Contoured Profile Gel implants, on the other hand, are available in three heights and three projection levels to enable surgeons to create a natural aesthetic. The projection – which is the implant’s natural taper – includes Moderate, Moderate Plus and High.
Finally, Mentor implants have two available textures: SILTEX textured or smooth. The textured shells are rough, enabling the implant to adhere to the breast tissue. This helps to prevent the implant from moving, and is ideal for contoured implants that require proper placing for natural aesthetics.
Smooth implants, on the other hand, has a sleek surface. Compared to textured implants, this type typically has a thinner shell, and therefore may provide a more natural feel.
Dr Joseph Rizk became Australasia’s plastic surgeon of the year by making sure that each patient is heard, respected, and treated well. His patient-first approach provides you with the accurate medical information you need to make informed decisions about your course of treatment. At the same time, he offers his decades of knowledge and experience to help you along your path.