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    News From Dr. Motykie’s Office: Changes to The Breast Implant Warranty (Mentor)

    The Breast Implant Warranty (Mentor)

    News From Dr. Motykie’s Office: Changes to The Breast Implant Warranty (Mentor)
    Starting Oct 6, 2014, Mentor has added a capsular contracture warranty to all gel implants (round, shaped, smooth and textured).  Our saline warranty remains unchanged. The benefits listed below are in addition to everything our current gel warranty covers (lifetime replacement for rupture and 10 years of $3,500 financial assistance). Here is the breakdown for all Primary Augmentation and Primary Reconstruction patients who experience capsular contracture*, late Seroma or double capsule:

    Standard Warranty: $0 Charge to Patient

    3 year warranty for capsular contracture (Bake Grade III/IV), late seroma and double capsule.  Mentor will provide TWO free replacement implants for these patients (the affected side and the contralateral side).

    Enhanced Warranty: $200 Charge to Patient (payment within 45 days of surgery)

    10 year warranty for capsular contracture (Bake Grade III/IV), late seroma and double capsule.  Mentor will provide TWO free implants for these patients in addition to up to $3,500 of financial assistance.

    More info is also available at: www.mentorwwllc.com.  Patients can register for the Enhanced Warranty at www.mentordirect.com/warranty.

     

    *Capsular contracture is when the natural scar tissue that forms around the implant thickens, hardens or begins to shrink (or contract) around the implant, making the implant feel hard. This can cause the implant to appear and feel hard, change shape and often become painful. This condition can also result from an implant rupture. If your breast shape changes, becomes suddenly painful or hard, you may have an implant rupture. You should make an appointment with your plastic surgeon, who may send you for an ultrasound or MRI to rule out implant rupture and/or capsular contracture. 

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