Mentor Breast Implants

Enlarging, reshaping, or balancing the breasts

Last modified: April 23, 2012

Mitchell Grasseschi, M.D., FACS
Plastic Surgeon

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa
and Contributing Writer

Mentor Breast Implants

Breast augmentation isn't just changing your physical appearance; it represents a change in how you feel about yourself and your body. The most common reasons to consider a breast augmentation procedure include:

Enlarging the breasts to make the body more proportional.

Reshaping and enlarging breasts that have lost their shape due change in weight or pregnancy

Balancing breasts that differ in size or shape.

Mentor Breast Implants Defined

Mentor breast implants are available in a range of profiles, sizes, shapes, and textures to suit a variety of looks. There is an implant style for every figure. The breast implant option that’s right for you will be based on your body type. Your Plastic Surgeon will measure the patient and provide insight as to which implant would suit the patient’s frame and needs.

Mentor Breast Implants - Profile

Mentor implants are available in three different profiles:

Moderate Profile: Standard projection, with a wider base width.

Moderate Plus Profile: A higher projection, with moderate base width

High Profile: Highest projection, with narrower base width

A higher profile breast implant will create a more prominent silhouette than a lower profile implant. The profile of a breast implant refers to the level of forward projection from the chest in relation to the base width of the implant.

Mentor Breast Implants - Size

The larger the implant, the higher the volume of cc’s (cubic centimeters) will be. Breast implant sizes do not correspond to traditional bra cup sizes. Your Plastic Surgeon will evaluate your existing breast tissue to determine if you have enough tissue to accommodate the desired size of breast implant. Your surgeon is the best resource for determining what size implant is best for your body.

Mentor Breast Implants - Shape

Mentor’s saline breast implants are available in 2 distinct shapes: round and contoured.

Round breast implants are circular and able to shift slightly once positioned without distorting the shape of the breast. Contoured breast implants - sometimes referred to as anatomical breast implants - feature a more elliptical shape designed to mimic the natural shape of a mature breast.

SPECTRUM® Tissue Expanders/Saline Breast Implants are post-operatively adjustable saline implants that are available in both round and contoured shapes.

Silicone-filled MemoryGel® Implants are only available in a round shape.

Mentor Breast Implants - Texture

Breast implant shells have either a smooth or textured surface; saline and silicone implants both have a silicone shell. Textured breast implants were designed to reduce the chance of capsular contracture and prevent shaped implants from shifting in position. However, capsular contracture can happen to any woman.

The decision to undergo breast augmentation is a serious one. Once you have carefully made the decision and selected your plastic surgeon it is wise to have a general understanding of the procedure you are ready to take the second step of your breast augmentation journey: choosing your implants. The implant type you choose directly affects your overall look. Depending upon your desired look for your new breasts, your decision can vary the outcome significantly.

For more information on breast augmentation, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Be prepared at the time of consultation and write down all of your questions that have been popping into your mind.


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