Top 3 Breast Implant Warranties
One of the things anyone contemplating having Breast Implants should include as part of their initial research is “What Warranties and Guarantee does the Breast Implant company offer”. With the recent issues with the PIP implants you need to know that you are well covered. By asking your surgeon what implants they will use enables you to also question the guarantees and do your own research. You need to know if they are limited or lifetime warranties and what conditions may apply.
Each company will have standard conditions that surgery is preformed by appropriately qualified, licensed surgeons and that they were inserted in accordance with company insert instructions. There will also be situations where they will not be covered such as capsular contracture, wrinkling or rippling.
To save you some time we have done a bit of research on your behalf on Breast Implant warranties from the top 3 most used suppliers of implants who are FDA Approved.
Offer limited warranties dependant on the date of the surgery and type of implant use. You can use the Warranty Selector on their site to confirm. The main implants currently used are Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants that have a “Patient Safe Limited Warranty” This includes a lifetime product replacement policy,automatically applied to all recipients of Mentor Breast Implants. Provides that regardless of age of implant, when confirmed rupture occurs you are still eligible for a no fee replacement breast implant products of any size in similar style. Mentor also offers additional benefits with the Patient Safe coverage the automatic enrolment, lifetime replacement policy and 10yrs limited to approx $1200 AUD financial assistance for operating room, anaesthesia and surgery charges not covered by insurance.
Natrelle by Allegen
If you are a recipient of Natrelle®style breast implants, you will be automatically enrolled in the ConfidencePlus® Standard Warranty. Additionally, you will be offer the ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty, which represents the next tier of their comprehensive product warranties for out of pocket expenses. Natrelle implants have a lifetime that automatically applies to all recipients of certain Natrelle® style saline and silicone filled breast implant products. 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
Your Sientra Limited Warranty and Product Replacement Breast Implant Programs include, Up to $3600 toward surgery, if needed due to a rupture within 10 years after your breast implant surgery. Feel safe in the knowledge that you will have Lifetime product replacement if your implant ruptures as wells as free contralateral (opposite side) implant if needed. You should also be aware as with any Breast Implant what is not covered. The common things not covered are any adverse events other than rupture or if rupture caused by surgical procedure or physical trauma. If the implant has been compromised or removed in anyway to change the size or style of the implant
The information we have gathered is all subject to individual conditions and we advise that prior to making a decision on which implants you would like to have that you read and understand the Breast Implant Warranties for you all Breast Implants.