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Why Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna Prefers Mentor Breast Implants

The complexity of breast implant options is often underestimated. The process of getting breast implants is layered with various factors – from understanding the safety and quality of the implants to aligning them with your lifestyle and future goals. It’s a decision that requires thorough understanding and careful contemplation. In this blog, Chester Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna will explore the various aspects associated with Mentor Breast Implants.

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Who Makes Mentor Implants?

Mentor Worldwide LLC, a subsidiary of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, stands as a prominent provider of breast implants in the international aesthetic industry. This company is dedicated to the development, production, and marketing of science-driven products for both surgical and non-surgical medical treatments. Mentor Worldwide LLC places its emphasis on two key areas: breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.

MENTOR® Breast Implant Options

Mentor’s range of breast implants is diverse, offering different options to cater to a variety of needs and preferences: MENTOR® MemoryGel® Xtra, MENTOR® CPG, and MENTOR® Saline Breast Implants. Each type has unique features and benefits, making them suitable for different requirements and desired outcomes.

MENTOR® MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants

This implants are a popular choice for those seeking a balance between shape stability and a natural feel. Here’s why they stand out:

  • Advanced Gel Consistency: The key feature of MemoryGel® Xtra is its gel composition. It’s designed to be more highly cross-linked, which means the gel holds its shape better. This is particularly beneficial for maintaining the implant’s integrity and aesthetic over time
  • Natural Feel: Despite the increased stability, these implants do not compromise on softness. They mimic the natural feel of breast tissue, which is a significant factor for many
  • Aesthetic Versatility: With MemoryGel® Xtra, you have a range of options in terms of size and profile. This versatility allows you and your surgeon to choose an implant that complements your body shape and meets your aesthetic goals

MENTOR® CPG Breast Implants

MENTOR® CPG Gel Breast Implants are tailored for those who prioritise a natural breast silhouette. They offer:

  • Natural Shape and Feel: The design of CPG implants focuses on achieving a look and feel that’s close to natural breast tissue. This makes them an excellent choice for both reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgeries
  • Teardrop Shape: These implants are known for their teardrop shape, which closely resembles the natural slope and curve of the breast, contributing to a more authentic and subtle enhancement
  • Gel Consistency: The gel used in CPG implants is cohesive, meaning it holds together uniformly, further contributing to the natural feel and appearance

MENTOR® Saline Breast Implants

For those who prefer a customisable solution, MENTOR® Saline Breast Implants are an ideal choice:

  • Adjustable Volume: Saline implants allow for adjustments in volume. This means Anca can fine-tune the size of the implant during the surgery, offering a tailored fit to your body
  • Variety in Profiles: These implants come in various profiles, allowing you to choose the degree of forward projection from the chest wall. This choice is essential in achieving the desired breast contour
  • Safety Factor: If a saline implant leaks, the body safely absorbs the saline solution. This safety aspect is a comforting factor for many people

Each type of MENTOR® Breast Implant offers distinct advantages. MemoryGel® is excellent for shape stability and a natural feel, CPG implants for a natural shape and silhouette, and Saline implants for their flexibility and safety. Your choice will depend on your personal needs, body type, and the specific outcomes you’re hoping to achieve.

MENTOR® Options for Breast Tissue Expanders

When considering reconstructive breast surgery, particularly after a mastectomy, you might come across the term ‘Breast Tissue Expander.’ It’s an important component in the reconstruction process. Let’s look at what breast tissue expanders are and explore specific products like the MENTOR® CPX4 Expander and MENTOR® BECKER Expander/Implants.

What is a Breast Tissue Expander?

A Breast Tissue Expander is a temporary device used in breast reconstruction. Its primary function is to stretch the skin and chest muscle to make room for a permanent breast implant. Here’s how it works:

  • Placement: The expander is placed under the skin and chest muscle after a mastectomy
  • Gradual Expansion: Over time, the expander is slowly filled with saline. This gradual process stretches the skin and muscle, creating enough space for the final implant
  • Preparation for Implants: Once the area is sufficiently expanded, a second surgery is performed to replace the expander with a permanent breast implant

This process is crucial for many women undergoing breast reconstruction, as it helps in achieving a natural-looking breast shape post-mastectomy.

MENTOR® CPX4 Tissue Expander

The MENTOR® CPX4 Tissue Expander is designed for patient comfort and ease of use during the expansion process. Important features include:

  • Contoured Shape: It’s designed to mimic the natural shape of the breast, offering a more aesthetic temporary result during the expansion phase
  • INTEGRATED SUTURE TABS: These tabs help in the precise placement and stability of the expander, reducing the chance of rotation or displacement
  • Atraumatic Expander: The CPXTM4 is built to minimise the discomfort associated with tissue expansion, making the process more tolerable for patients

MENTOR® BECKER Expander/Implants

The MENTOR® BECKER Expander/Implant is a unique product that combines the expander and the implant into one device. This offers several advantages:

  • Single-Stage Reconstruction: In some cases, the BECKER Expander/Implant allows for breast reconstruction to be completed in a single stage, as it can serve as both the expander and the final implant
  • Adjustable Volume: The volume of the BECKER Expander/Implant can be adjusted post-surgery. This provides flexibility in achieving the desired breast size and contour
  • Reduced Number of Surgeries: Since it can potentially eliminate the need for a second surgery to place a permanent implant, patients might have a shorter overall treatment and recovery timeline

Breast Tissue Expanders play a critical role in breast reconstruction, preparing the body for a permanent implant. Products like the MENTOR® CPX4 and MENTOR® BECKER offer innovative solutions, making the process more efficient and comfortable for patients. Each product has unique features tailored to different needs and situations, ensuring that patients have access to the best possible options for their reconstructive process. As with any medical device or procedure, it’s essential to discuss these options with your plastic surgeon to determine the best course of action for your individual case.

Safety Measures and Certifications of Mentor Implants in the UK

When it comes to getting Mentor Breast Implants in the UK, it’s really important to know about the safety measures and certifications in place. You’re making a big decision for your body, so it makes sense to want all the details about how safe these implants are. Let’s go through what makes Mentor Implants a safe choice in the UK:

MHRA Approval and Regulations

In the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the body that looks after the safety of medical devices, like breast implants. Mentor Breast Implants have the MHRA’s approval, which means they’ve been thoroughly checked and are considered safe for use. This approval is your assurance that these implants meet high safety standards.

Compliance with EU and UK Safety Standards

Even with Brexit changing things, safety standards for medical devices in the UK are still closely aligned with the European Union’s standards. Mentor Implants comply with these high standards. They’re regularly checked to make sure they keep meeting these requirements. This compliance is not just a one-off; it’s ongoing, which is good news for your peace of mind.

Quality Assurance Processes

Mentor takes quality seriously. They have several processes to make sure every implant is up to scratch. This includes:

  • Regular Inspections: The manufacturing facilities where Mentor Implants are made get inspected regularly. This is to make sure everything is being done right and to the highest standards
  • Strict Manufacturing Standards: The implants are made in facilities that meet stringent standards. This means every part of the process, from design to making the implants, is carefully controlled and monitored
  • Testing for Safety and Durability: Before the implants are sent out, they go through tough testing. This is to check that they’re strong, durable, and safe

Certifications and Warranties

Mentor Implants come with certain certifications and warranties. This is the company’s way of standing behind their product. For example, they often offer a warranty program that covers you in case there’s an issue with the implant, like a rare defect.

Keeping Up with Research and Development

The world of medical devices is always advancing, and Mentor stays on top of this. They’re involved in ongoing research and development to keep improving their implants. This means that the implants you’re considering are backed by the latest science and technology.

When you’re considering Mentor Breast Implants in the UK, you can be reassured by the thorough safety measures and certifications in place. From MHRA approval to strict quality controls and ongoing research, a lot goes into ensuring these implants are a safe choice for you.

FAQs about Mentor Breast Implants

FAQs Anca Breahna

How long do mentor breast implants last?

  • While Mentor Breast Implants are designed for durability, they are not considered lifetime devices. The general lifespan of these implants can vary, but on average, they may last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. However, this duration can be influenced by factors such as individual health, lifestyle, and any complications that may arise.

Can I breastfeed with Mentor breast implants?

  • Many women with breast implants, including those with Mentor implants, are able to breastfeed successfully. The ability to breastfeed after getting implants depends on the type of surgery, the placement of the implants, and individual factors. It’s important to discuss your plans for future pregnancies and breastfeeding with Anca before the procedure.

Are there any lifestyle restrictions after getting Mentor implants?

  • Post-surgery, once you have fully recovered, there are typically no permanent lifestyle restrictions with Mentor Breast Implants. However, during the recovery phase, your surgeon will likely advise you to avoid certain physical activities to ensure proper healing. It’s always good practice to consult with Anca about your specific lifestyle and any activities you’re involved in for personalised advice.

How do I know if my Mentor implants need to be replaced?

  • Signs that your Mentor Breast Implants might need replacement can include changes in breast shape, size, or feel, discomfort, or complications such as a rupture. Regular check-ups with your plastic surgeon are essential to monitor the condition of your implants and address any concerns.

Will Mentor breast implants affect mammograms or other breast examinations?

  • Breast implants can affect the way mammograms are performed. It’s important to inform your radiologist about your implants before the examination. Special techniques and additional views might be used to get a clearer image of the breast tissue. Mentor Breast Implants should not hinder the effectiveness of a mammogram when performed correctly.

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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.

 

 

Your Next Steps

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  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

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How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

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Call Clare on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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