Saline Standard and Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranties
Any patient who receives Mentor saline-filled breasts implants during breast augmentation is automatically eligible for the Mentor Lifetime Product Replacement Policy. This Policy completely covers patients in the event of a confirmed deflation. If one or both implants deflate, the Lifetime Product Replacement Policy provides eligibility for up to two replacement breast implants of any size in a similar style without charge.
The Mentor Breast Implant Standard Advantage
This warranty provides all patients with the Lifetime Product Replacement Policy*, free contralateral (opposite side) implant replacement if requested by a surgeon, non-cancelable terms and up to $1,200 in financial assistance for operating room, surgical and anaesthetia costs not covered by insurance for ten years (please note that operating room and anaesthesia costs are given payment priority, and patients who wish to qualify for financial assistance will need to sign an applicable release form).
The Optional Mentor Enhanced Advantage
The Optional Mentor Enhanced Advantage warranty is available to any patient who has received saline-filled breast implant products. The warranty must be purchased within 45 days from the implant surgery and requires that patients pay an enrollment fee of $100**. The Optional Mentor Enhanced Advantage warranty replaces the Mentor Standard Advantage warranty and raises the amount of total financial reimbursement that patients are entitled to from $1,200 to $2,400.
The Optional warranty provides patients with the Lifetime Product Replacement Policy, $2,400 in financial assistance for operating room, surgical and anaesthesia costs not covered by insurance for ten years, free contralateral implant replacement if requested by the surgeon and non-cancelable terms.
An Important Note:
Patients enrolled in either the Mentor Standard Advantage or Mentor Enhanced Advantage warranty should be sure to maintain their own records to ensure validation of their participation in these programs. While most physicians will maintain patient records, some may not do so for the entirety of the warranty and the responsibility falls to the patient to protect themselves by retaining warranty documentation.
* The Lifetime Product Replacement policy provides a patient a replacement of a Mentor product in the same (or similar) style as the originally used implant free of charge throughout a patient’s lifetime. A different implant style can be selected if requested by the surgeon, but this change may be subject to a charge based on the difference in value between the two products’ listed prices.
** The Optional Mentor Enhanced Advantage warranty only provides one payout per enrollment fee. Enrollment in the program for replacement implants requires an additional $100 enrollment fee.