Mentor Breast Implants: Helping Women Love Their Look for Over 20 Years


Why have millions of women chosen Mentor® breast implants? For over 20 years, Mentor has been the global leader in breast implant manufacturing, research and testing.

Mentor offers MemoryGel (round) and MemoryShape® (shaped) implants, an unsurpassed portfolio of breast implant options.

We adhere to the highest standards of safety in manufacturing, testing and clinical trials for saline and silicone breast implants for use in both breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.

Mentor is consistently recognized by surgeons for outstanding product integrity with low implant rupture, capsular contracture, wrinkling, and rotation rates.

*Based on 10 year clinical outcomes of reported rates from Mentor's MemoryShape Core Study.



Round MemoryGel Breast Implants have now been successfully used and trusted for over 25 years by millions of women worldwide. Why? Because our implants feel like natural breast tissue. We offer multiple profiles to meet the needs of different patients.





MemoryShape Breast Implants have a history of over 10 years of surgical use. Available in more than 70 countries worldwide, they’re a leading choice for women who could benefit from an implant that helps create a natural breast shape.

Learn more about Mentor breast implants by reading reviews from the RealSelf community.

Find out more about Mentor breast implants at BreastImplantsByMentor.com, where you can create personalized before and after images with the New You Visualizer.

Before & After Photos

A cup to B, Round Moderate Plus Profile Gel
C cup to D, Round High Profile Gel
A cup to D, MemoryShape Breast Implants
A cup to D, MemoryShape Breast Implants



This guide has been reviewed for accuracy and bias by Otto Placik, MD, an independent expert. Learn more about Dr. Placik. It has also been vetted by the RealSelf Editorial Team for adherence to our Brand-Sponsored Content Guidelines.




Important Safety Information:

Mentor® MemoryGel Breast Implants, Mentor MemoryShape Breast Implants, and Mentor® Saline-filled Breast Implants are indicated for breast augmentation in women (at least 22 years old for MemoryGel Implants and MemoryShape® Implants, and 18 years old for Saline Implants) or for breast reconstruction. Breast implant surgery should not be performed in women with active infection anywhere in their body, with existing cancer or pre-cancer of their breast who have not received adequate treatment for those conditions, or who are currently pregnant or nursing.

Breast implant surgery should not be performed in women: with active infection anywhere in their body, with existing cancer or pre-cancer of their breast who have not received adequate treatment for those conditions, or who are currently pregnant or nursing.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in patients with autoimmune diseases (for example lupus and scleroderma), a weakened immune system, conditions that interfere with wound healing and blood clotting, or reduced blood supply to breast tissue. Patients with a diagnosis of depression, or other mental health disorders, should wait until resolution or stabilization of these conditions prior to undergoing breast implantation surgery.

There are risks associated with breast implant surgery. You should be aware that breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation may not be a one-time surgery. You may need additional unplanned surgeries on your breasts because of complications or unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. Many of the changes to your breast following implantation are irreversible (cannot be undone) and breast implants may affect your ability to breastfeed, either by reducing or eliminating milk production.

Breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation may not be a one-time surgery. The most common complications for breast augmentation with MemoryGel Implants include any reoperation, capsular contracture, nipple sensation changes, and implant removal with or without replacement. The most common complications with MemoryShape Implants for breast augmentation include reoperation for any reason, implant removal with or without replacement, and ptosis. A lower risk of complication is rupture. The health consequences of a ruptured silicone gel breast implant have not been fully established. MRI screenings are recommended three years after initial implant surgery and then every two years after to detect silent rupture.

The most common complications for breast augmentation with Mentor Saline-filled Breast Implants include reoperation, implant removal, capsular contracture, breast pain, and implant deflation.

Detailed information regarding the risks and benefits associated with Mentor® breast implants is provided in several educational brochures. For MemoryGel Implants: Important Information for Augmentation Patients about Mentor® MemoryGel Breast Implants. ForMemoryShape® Implants: Patient Educational Brochure – Breast Augmentation with Mentor® MemoryShape® Breast Implants and Quick Facts about Breast Augmentation & Reconstruction with Mentor® MemoryShape Breast Implants. For Mentor® Saline-filled Implants: Saline-Filled Breast Implants: Making an Informed Decision. These brochures are available from your surgeon or visit www.mentorwwllc.com. It is important that you read and understand these brochures when considering Mentor breast implants.