The San Diego, Calif.-based company said that all Mentor breast implant recipients will be automatically enrolled in the plan, with an enhanced version of the plan available for an extra fee.
“When you have a warranty program as strong as the MentorPromise Protection Plan, it makes choosing Mentor products an easy decision. Mentor’s confidence in their products reassures me that I am working with quality products, and that is exactly what my patients want,” Dr. Aldo Guerra of the American College of Surgeons said in a prepared statement.
The warranty program will supply protection beyond the company’s current plan, and will offer financial assistance for a broad range of needs, including a lifetime guarantee for product replacement and 10-year financial assistance coverage.
“We understand the importance of developing products that not only make our patients feel confident, but also give them and their surgeons the extra peace of mind that comes with choosing Mentor products. This warranty program reinforces the confidence we have in the quality of our products and our commitment to our customers and their patients,” Mentor US sales and marketing VP Warren Foust said in a press release.
Yesterday, J&J’s Mentor said it won FDA approval for its MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants.
With the approval, Mentor said it also launched an Artoura breast tissue expander designed to work with the newly cleared MemoryGel Xtra implants. The Artoura breast tissue expander features a smooth shell to provide controlled expansion for reconstructive surgeries.