Dr. Brenner commonly uses saline-filled breast implants from Mentor. All Mentor breast implants come with a Lifetime Product Replacement Policy at no additional charge. Once you receive Mentor saline breast implants, you are automatically enrolled in the Mentor Advantage Limited Warranty.
What does this mean to you? Should a confirmed device deflation occur, you are eligible for one to two replacement breast implants of any size in a similar style, at no charge. When you sign up for surgery with Dr. Brenner, you have two options:
1) The Mentor Standard Advantage ($1,200 toward out-of-pocket costs). This warranty is free of charge to all patients who are implanted with Mentor saline-filled implant products. This warranty includes: The Mentor lifetime product replacement policy(check with Mentor for details), up to $1,200 financial assistance for operating room, anesthesia, and surgical charges not covered by insurance for 10 years; free contralateral (opposite side) implant replacement upon surgeon request; and non-cancelable terms.
2) The Optional Mentor Enhanced Advantage ($2,400 toward out-of-pocket costs). This optional warranty is available for saline-filled breast implant products and, to be eligible, must be purchased for an enrollment fee of $100 within 45 days from implantation (*there is only one warranty payout per enrollment fee; enrollment in the program for replacement device will require additional $100 enrollment fee.) The Enhanced Advantage replaces the Mentor Standard Advantage allowing for a total financial reimbursement of up to $2,400. Here is what is included: Lifetime product replacement policy(as above), up to $2,400 financial assistance for operating room, anesthesia, and surgical charges not covered by insurance for 10 years, free contralateral (opposite side) implant replacement upon surgeon request, and non-cancelable terms.
What events are covered?
*deflation due to crease fold failure, patient trauma, or unknown cause.
**Loss of valve integrity.
What events are not covered?
*Adverse reactions other than deflation.
**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.