The Mentor corporation has announced more options in their already excellent selection of memory gel silicone implants.
Smooth round memory gel implants by Mentor are my current preferred choice for silicone implants. I received a fax from the company yesterday that they have manufactured eight new size options. Two of these are in high profile implants 475 cc and 750 cc. Four of these are in a moderate plus profile 425 cc, 475 cc, 525 cc, 575 cc, 650 cc and 750 cc.
As opposed to saline implants, silicone implant come pre-filled. Previously silicone implants came in 25 cc intervals starting at 100 cc to 450 cc in high profile and 400 cc in moderate plus profile. Above that, the implants came in 50 cc intervals to 700 cc. This meant that for patients choosing implants above 400 cc they would have to jump up considerably to the next size. These new implants fill in some of the gaps giving patients and plastic surgeons more options. Good job Mentor, but what took so long.