MENTOR Breast Implant Warranty
While the quality of breast implants continues to improve, as medical devices they can fail and so it is important that you know what to do when that happens. Dr. Gregory A. Buford has years of experience with breast implants and is honored to work closely with MENTOR Worldwide Corporation to guide the direction of implant design as well as patient education. In addition, he has extensive background in the use of silicone breast implants since beginning private practice. As a member of the FDA IRB panel, he had the opportunity to use gel implants for specific indications. Now that the moratorium has been lifted, while he will still rarely use saline implants his practice at the present time is almost completely focused on silicone gel breast augmentation.
There are several reasons that Dr. Gregory A. Buford uses exclusively MENTOR breast implants. First, their customer service is excellent and the company stands behind its doctors and their patients. And, they stand behind their products. MENTOR Worldwide offers a lifetime warranty for its MemoryGel Round breast implants. For all surgeries after May 1, 2009 this product warranty provides financial assistance of up to $3500 for the following expenses:
- Operating room
- Surgeon’s expenses
These expenses must be the result of a gel rupture that is confirmed by Mentor to be due to loss of shell integrity within 10 years of the date of the implant.
MENTOR MemoryGel implants are referred to as “form stable” in that the cohesive nature of the gel filler binds this gel into a more firm compound. In the case that the shell becomes compromised, instead of leaking (as did the earlier implants), this internal implant may actually hold its shape even despite loss of shell support and not leak outside the shell (as did the earlier silicone gel breast implants). The result is a more stable implant that has been shown in head to head studies to have twice the durability as compared to the saline breast implant.
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For more information on the Mentor Worldwide silicone breast implant warranty, please contact our Denver, Colorado practice. Dr. Gregory A. Buford can answer your questions, or schedule a consultation at our office to talk with you about your goals.