Breast Implant Manufacturers – Breast Augmentation Surgery

 6. Breast Implant Manufacturers

Mentor Corporation Find Contact Information Here
Natrelle (Allergan, Inc.) Find Contact Information Here
Silimed, Inc. Find Contact Information Here
Breast Implant Warranty Info Find Implant Warranty Info Here
See All Implant Dimensions and Specifications Find Implant Dimensions Here

In almost all cases, your doctor is going to make this choice for you. Please do not go to your doctor demanding an implant make, style and size. Mentor Corporation and Natrelle (Allergan, Inc.) are the 2 implants used by nearly all U.S. Surgeons.

Years of training and experience go into making sure that the breast implant chosen meets dozens of other criteria that a plastic surgeon knows a lot more about than you. That much said, DO include in your research an understanding of the different breast implants available from each of the manufacturers and what their dimensions might mean to your overall choice and result. You should also find out about the warranty coverage you have.

  • Mentor Corporation - Located in Santa Barbara, California, Mentor is one of the 2 largest companies who manufacture breast implants for the U.S. and internationally.
  • Natrelle (Allergan, Inc.) (formerly Inamed Aesthetic and McGhan Medical) - Located in Irvine, CA, Allergan is one of the two largest breast implant makers worldwide. The brand name of their breast implants is Natrelle.

In addition to Mentor and Allergan, there have been other breast implant manufacturers who have sold breast implants in the US. These include Inamed Aesthetic, McGhan Medical and Silimed, Inc. If you have either McGhan or Inamed breast implants, both of those companies are owned by Allergan and sold under the Natrelle brand today.

Breast Implants: The Full Roadmap

1. Breast Implant Fill - Saline or silicone?

  • Saline
  • Silicone
  • History & Controversy
  • Studies about Silicone Gel Breast Implants
  • Who Qualifies for Silicone Breast Implants
  • Cohesive Gel and Gummy Bear Silicone Breast Implants

2. Breast Implant Size - How do I choose the right size?

  • Methods of determining ideal breast implant size choice
  • Using Nicole's photo gallery to help choose size
  • Choosing from breast implant manufacturer specifications

3. Breast Implant Shape

  • Choosing Breast Implant Shape and Profile
  • Breast Implant Shapes: Round vs. Anatomical (teardrop/contoured/shaped)
  • Breast Implant Profile: Low, Moderate, High

4. Breast Implant Surface

  • Textured Surface Breast Implants
  • Smooth Surface Breast Implants

5. Breast Implant Profile

  • Moderate profile breast implants (regular/standard)
  • High profile breast implants
  • Low profile breast implants
  • Moderate "PLUS" profile breast implants

6. Breast Implant Manufacturers

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