Is there any real difference between Natrelle 339cc and Mentor 325cc?
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Breast Augmentation: Information
Thank you for your story and questions. Unfortunately without photos or a examination and the ability to take measurements I can advise you in general terms, however I hope you will find them helpful.
It is my understanding that the silicone gel for both implant companies comes from the the same silicone gel manufacturing company. Only their shell dimensions and sizes differ.
The choice of profile of implant:
A) for the same volume the higher the profile the narrower the base width.
B)there is very little difference in projection between a moderate to high profile implant
thus little affect on how the actual nipple will look.
C) the base width of the breast should equal the base width of the implant
D)thus I personally chose the profile based on the patients chest measurements,
(a high profile on a wide chest may not result in the cleavage desired and
conversely a low profile on a narrow chest may result in implant in the outside arm
I trust that you have chosen a Plastic Surgeons who is experienced and Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition ideally is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
I wish you my best and success,
R. A. Hardesty, MD, FACS
Diplomate and Certified by the Am. Bd. of Plastic Surgery
4646 Brockton Ave
Riverside, Ca 92506
I recommend that you go with what your Plastic Surgeon recommends and the cost you are comfortable with. The visible difference between these two once implanted would be almost impossible to see in my opinion.
All the best
Is there any real difference between Natrelle 339cc & Mentor 325cc?
an ounce, so we're talking about 1/2oz. difference. In my experience, most people cannot see a difference
with that small a change. There may be slight differences in implant dimensions. But again, not to a degree
that anyone could really see. I hope that this helps.
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No real difference
Breast implants - Mentor or Natrelle
- Great question -
- It is really, really important in my opinion for you to have the implant that you prefer.
- The volume difference sounds small but it makes the larger implant (\Natrelle) 4% larger than the Mentor.
- However - if in fact your breast width is no more than 12.1 cm, the Natrelle will be 2.5% wider than your breast width, the Mentor will be 1.7% wider.
- If you want the greater volume and can live with an implant that wider than your chest, then it is reasonable in my view to ask the surgeon to implant the Natrelle..
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
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