Can Mentor Saline Implants be reused for revision if the Mentor Manufacture say that they can NOT? What about warranty? Will be void?
Can Mentor Saline Implants May Be Reused?
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Reusing Breast Implants
It is unclear as to what you mean by 'reused'. If it is an indwelling implant then it certainly can be maintained in any revisional procedure. Technically, revisions of breast implants void the warranty although the manufacturers seem to be lax about applying that exclusion. But if the implant was ever removed from the body, then it should not be reimplanted later even in the same patient. So from that perspective breast implants can not be reused.
Implants can not be reused. If they are taken out during a revision, they can be placed back in, but other than that situation they can not be reused per se.
Reuse of a saline breast implant
Some will consider reuse of a saline implant or a gel for that matter if the revision is 'recent' and the field and implant remains sterile and clean and free of any damage. Any question about the implant, or an implant which is older is best replaced.