12 Dec Mentor Breast Implants: Everything You Need to Know
There are dozens of breast implant manufacturers, but Mentor is an industry leader. The U.S.-based company is well-known for its natural-feeling silicone gel implants that are proven to be reliable and safe.
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:
- Cohesion I – The standard option, this level offers a softer, more natural feel that mimics breast tissue. All MemoryGel round implants are available at this cohesive level.
- Cohesion II – Slightly firmer than the standard option, this is an ideal choice for patients wanting a firmer-feeling implant. It is available on all textured round Moderate, Moderate Plus and High profile MemoryGel implants.
- Cohesion III – The Contour Profile Gel implants are designed to deliver a natural, tapered shape. The CPG implants use this firmer gel to ensure shape retention and deliver the tapered look with greater projection at the lower pole.
Profile and Shape
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:
- Low Profile
- Moderate Profile
- Moderate Plus Profile
- High Profile
- Ultra High Profile
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.