Mentor Breast Implant Offer – Terms and Conditions

Void where prohibited. Both the referring patient and the referred friend must undergo breast augmentation surgery using MENTOR® Breast Implants; breast reconstruction surgeries do not qualify. The Mentor Refer a Friend Program is not available where (1) either patient’s surgery is reimbursable, in whole or in part, by any insurance program, private or public, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE; (2) either patient is a licensed health care professional or a staff member of a Mentor customer. Patients are encouraged to select a surgeon of their own choosing after conducting their own investigation into the particular surgeon’s training, education and experience. This communication should not be construed as an express or implied endorsement of any surgeon by Mentor Worldwide, LLC.

Important Safety Information:
The MENTOR® collection of Breast Implants is indicated for breast augmentation—in women who are at least 22 years old for MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants and at least 18 years old for Saline Breast Implants—or for breast reconstruction.

Breast implant surgery should not be performed in women:

  • With active infection anywhere in their body
  • With existing cancer or pre-cancer of their breast who have not received adequate treatment for those conditions
  • Who are currently pregnant or nursing

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in patients with autoimmune diseases (for example, lupus and scleroderma), a weakened immune system, conditions that interfere with wound healing and blood clotting, or reduced blood supply to breast tissue. Patients with a diagnosis of depression or other mental health disorders should wait until resolution or stabilization of these conditions prior to undergoing breast implantation surgery.

There are risks associated with breast implant surgery. You should be aware that breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation is likely not a one-time surgery. You may need additional unplanned surgeries on your breasts because of complications or unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. Many of the changes to your breast following implantation are irreversible (cannot be undone), and breast implants may affect your ability to breast-feed, either by reducing or eliminating milk production.

The most common complications with MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants include reoperation, capsular contracture, asymmetry, breast mass/cyst and breast pain. A lower risk of complication is implant rupture, which is most often silent (meaning neither you nor your doctor will know you have a rupture). MRI screenings are recommended three years after initial implant surgery and then every two years after to detect silent rupture.

The most common complications with MENTOR® Saline-filled Breast Implants include reoperation, implant removal, capsular contracture, wrinkling, breast pain and implant deflation. Detailed information regarding the risks and benefits associated with MENTOR® Breast Implants is provided in two brochures—Important Information for Augmentation Patients about MENTOR® MemoryGel® Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants and Saline-Filled Breast Implants, Making an Informed Decision—available from your surgeon or on line at www.mentorwwllc.com. It is important that you read and understand these brochures when considering MENTOR® Breast Implants.

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