New teardrop-shaped breast implants by Mentor Corporation received FDA approval this week. The company announced in a June 14 news release that approval had been granted to women 22 and older getting breast augmentation or breast reconstruction.

The new implant offers “the perfect balance of shape and feel to obtain the natural and youthful look patients desire,” according to Mentor President David J. Wilson.

Unique Facts About MemoryShape Implants

Mentor MemoryShape Implants are:.

  • Shaped: Unlike round breast implants, they have an anatomical (teardrop) shape that mimics the silhouette of a natural breast.
  • Studied: The implants have been used for over 10 years outside the United States. An ongoing decade-long study of 955 patients found a low incidence of adverse events.
  • Firm: Filled with cohesive silicone gel, MemoryShape implants offer excellent shape retention, just like the new implants from Sientra and Allergan.

Like all implants from Mentor, the MemoryShape Implants offer a range of sizes. Patients can find the right size by using the company’s volume sizing system or through the sizing options available at our Torrance CA plastic surgery office.