Breast Implant Warranty Information

All breast augmentation surgeries with Dr. Pancholi include an implant warranty.

Both Allergan and Mentor breast implants offer two levels of comprehensive implant warranty to our patients. You are automatically eligible for the basic warranties, which usually cover the cost of implants in case of rupture or deflation. You also have the option of purchasing a supplemental warranty that will reimburse you for a portion of the surgical fees for breast implant revision surgery in addition to the cost of implants.

ALLERGAN Breast Implant Warranties

When you choose NATRELLE™ style breast implants, you are automatically enrolled in the ConfidencePlus® warranty. Additionally, you may choose to upgrade to the ConfidencePlus® Premier warranty.

Both options include a lifetime product replacment for Natrelle saline or silicone and Natrelle 410 highly cohesive silicone implants:

  1. Regardless of the age of the implant, Allergan provides product replacement in the event of a deflation or rupture due to loss of shell integrity.
  2. At the request of Dr. Pancholi, any size or style* may be selected to replace your current NATRELLE™ style breast implant. (Expect to pay the difference if you choose new implants that cost more than your originals.)

What’s included in the ConfidencePlus® Warranty

As a recipient of certain NATRELLE™ style saline and silicone filled breast implants you are automatically enrolled in the ConfidencePlus® warranty program at no charge! Here’s what you get:

  • 10 years of guaranteed financial assistance
  • Up to $1200 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
  • Silicone filled and saline filled breast implants covered
  • Lifetime product replacement
  • Automatic enrollment
  • Non cancellable terms

What’s included in the ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty Option

With Natrelle Silicone implants, you get upgraded to the ConfidencePlus® Premier for free. If you have Natrelle saline implants, you can choose this option for $100, so long as you sign up within 45 days of having surgery. Here’s what is included:

  • 10 years of guaranteed financial assistance
  • Up to $2400 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
  • Contralateral implant replacement. At the surgeon’s request, Allergan will also provide a replacement for the contralateral breast.
  • Silicone filled and saline filled breast implant covered
  • Lifetime product replacement
  • Automatic renewal to ConfidencePlus® at no charge
  • Non cancellable terms

What isn’t covered under these warranty options?

ConfidencePlus® warranties apply only to cases of loss of shell integrity resulting in implant rupture or implant deflation that requires surgical intervention. The ConfidencePlus® warranties do not apply to:

  • Removal for capsular contracture
  • Dissatisfaction with implant size or aesthetics
  • Adverse reactions other than implant deflation or rupture
  • Loss of product integrity caused by open or closed capsulotomy
  • Surgery on the opposite breast to replace an intact implant unless covered by the ConfidencePlus® Premier warranty
  • Other manufacturers’ product
  • Financial reimbursement for a non-NATRELLE™ style replacement product in lieu of a NATRELLE™ style replacement product

More information about Allergan Warranties

We recommend you read the complete terms of the Allergan ConfidencePlus® and ConfidencePlus® Premier warranty information before choosing your implants.

MENTOR Breast Implant Warranties

Mentor also offers different warranty options for its products. All Mentor breast implants include a Lifetime Product Replacement policy for free. The remaining details vary somewhat depending on the type of implants you have (saline, MemoryGel®, or MemoryShape®) as well as when you got your implants.

What the Lifetime Product Replacement Policy includes:

  • A new Mentor breast implant, the same or a similar as your original, at no cost (again, if you choose an implant that is priced higher than your original, expect to pay the difference)

Saline-Filled Warranty Options

The Mentor Standard Advantage Limited Warranty is free of charge to all patients who are implanted with Mentor saline-filled breast implant products. It includes:

  • Lifetime product replacement policy*
  • 10 years and up to $1200 financial assistance for operating room and anesthesia charges not covered by insurance**
  • Free replacement of the other implant as well upon surgeon’s request

The Mentor Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty is optional, applies only to saline-filled breast implant products, and must be purchased for an enrollment fee of $100 within 45 days of your surgery. This option includes:

  • Lifetime product replacement policy*
  • 10 years and up to $2400 financial assistance for operating room and anesthesia charges and the surgeon’s fee not covered by insurance**
  • Free replacement of the opposite side implants upon surgeon’s request

More info on Mentor Saline Implant Warranties

Depending on when you had your implants placed, your warranty terms may vary. To get the specific details on Mentor’s saline implant warranties, use the following links:

Mentor Silicone MemoryGel® & MemoryShape® Warranty Option

The Mentor Standard Advantage Limited Warranty applies to MemoryGel® round breast implant surgeries on or after May 1, 2009. All recipients of MemoryGel® round breast implants and MemoryShape® breast implants are automatically eligible for the Mentor Lifetime Product Replacement Policy. What this means to you is that should a confirmed rupture occur, you are eligible for up to two replacement breast implants of any size in a similar style…at no charge.

The Mentor Premier Advantage Limited is also offered for MemoryGel® or MemoryShape® surgeries on or after May 1, 2009. It does not cost extra, but you do have to register to enable this warranty. Here’s what it includes:

  • Lifetime product replacement policy
  • This warranty applies to expenses occurring from a confirmed rupture due to loss of shell integrity for up to 10 years from the date of implant surgery
  • Up to $3,500 financial assistance for operating room, anesthesia, and surgical charges not covered by insurance
  • Free contralateral (opposite side) implant replacement upon surgeon request

Please note: If you had breast surgery prior to May 1, 2009, your warranty coverage will be based on the warranty in effect at the time of such surgery. Click here for warranty info on MemoryGel implants placed before this date.

What isn’t covered under Mentor’s warranties?

The Mentor Standard Advantage and Enhanced Advantage coverages do not apply to the following:

  • Removal of intact implants due to capsular contracture, wrinkling, or rippling
  • Loss of implant shell integrity resulting from reoperative procedures, open capsulotomy, or closed compression capsulotomy procedures
  • Removal of intact implants for size alteration

More info on Mentor Breast Implant Warranties