FDA approves MENTOR MemoryShape Breast Implants

Published on June 15, 2013 at 5:15 AM · No Comments

Mentor Worldwide LLC, the U.S. market leader in breast aesthetics, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants, providing new options for women looking for a more natural shape and youthful feel from breast enhancement or reconstruction surgery.

"We understand each woman has different needs and specific, personal reasons for choosing to undergo breast surgery," said David J. Wilson, Worldwide President, Mentor Worldwide LLC. "As the U.S. market leader in breast aesthetics, Mentor constantly strives to develop products that celebrate a woman's uniqueness. The FDA approval of MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants allows us to meet this need by delivering the perfect balance of shape and feel to obtain the natural and youthful look patients desire."

Unlike round implants, MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants have a teardrop shape, much like the silhouette of a natural breast. They have been approved for more than a decade outside of the U.S. and are filled with a uniquely formulated cohesive gel that enables shape retention, while providing a natural silhouette and youthful firmness. The combination of teardrop shape and distinct gel formulation creates the optimal balance of shape and feel. MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants are indicated for breast augmentation in women at least 22 years old and for breast reconstruction.

"I knew that I wanted to have breast augmentation because I came to a point in my life where I was self-conscious about my appearance, and I wanted to change that," said Jessica White-Hatinger, a 30-year-old breast augmentation clinical trial participant. "I really wanted a natural result, and after speaking with my surgeon, we decided on the MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants. I am very happy with my new look and the confidence the implants have given me."

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