Breast implants in both saline and silicone gel types are approved by the FDA for breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. Breast implants produced by large manufacturers such as Mentor and Allergan are offered with warranties. A woman should check the warranty details while seeking breast augmentation procedure.
Dr. Hisham Seify is a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation surgery to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding locations. Dr. Seify will discuss the warranty and other aspects of the implants during the initial consultation.
Allergan’s Warranty Program
Allergan’s Natrelle Gel implants are soled with a free 10-year warranty covering the eventuality of capsular contracture of Baker Grade III and IV. The coverage not only applies to the first surgery, but also to any subsequent surgeries. When a woman chooses Natrelle Gel implants for breast augmentation plastic surgery, she gets enrolled automatically for the ConfidencePlus Premier warranty program of Allergan at no extra cost.
At the time of implant replacement in the future, she can choose any Natrelle style implant within a comparable size range. If the implant is ruptured or deflated, a lifetime product replacement warranty from the company will apply. In the event of a rupture of a Natrelle implant, the manufacturer will offer financial assistance of up to $3,500 for 10 years.
For saline implants from Natrelle, the financial assistance of up to $2,400 is provided for 10 years. Both saline and silicone gel implants are eligible for lifetime product warranty in certain Natrelle styles. Leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.
Lifetime Product Replacement from Mentor
A free lifetime production replacement policy applies to all breast implants sold by Mentor. In fact, Mentor was the first breast implant maker in the US to offer limited warranty on all of its implant qualities. Patients seeking breast augmentation plastic surgery are reassured by the product replacement policy and limited warranty programs of the manufacturer.
Wherever the Mentor production replacement policy is applicable at the time the patient needs to replace implants, the company offers same or similar Mentor styles at no cost – throughout the lifetime of the patient. In case, the patient chooses a costlier option than the original, only the price difference will be charged. Mentor’s policy applies on replacement of implants in both breasts.
Financial assistance of up to $3,500 is provided under both Mentor enhanced warranty and regular warranty programs, if there is an implant rupture. The warranties apply for primary breast augmentation procedures or reconstruction surgeries performed after October 6th, 2014. Coverage for 10 years is available under enhanced warranty for conditions such as capsular contracture Baker Grade III and IV, late forming seroma, and double capsule formation.
The lifetime product replacement policy of Mentor also applies automatically to patients who choose saline implants from the company. If the saline implant deflates, the patient will be eligible for one to two replacements in a similar style of any size at no cost.