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Breast Implant Warranties

Breast Augmentation Procedures Breast Implants enhance the fullness of the breasts. They provide additional breast volume for women who have never had it, and can restore breast volume for women who have lost it. The result is an increase in breast size that restores confidence. So what happens if your Breast Implant deflates? Whether the implant wears out or ruptures due to an accident, what happens next?

Deflated Breast Implants need to be removed and replaced. The good news is that all FDA approved Breast Implants in the USA come with a warranty. Each manufacturer has slightly different coverage and requirements. The information provided here is correct as of the time of publication; however, it is best to check with the manufacturer for the latest information.

In general, all Breast Implant Manufacturers provide lifetime replacement for breast implant deflation. Additionally, for deflations that occur within ten years of the original surgery date, financial assistance may be provided to defray the cost of surgery. The amount of coverage varies by manufacturer and type of implant (Silicone vs. Saline). Some companies have a standard free Breast Implant warranty, and also offer an enhanced warranty, for an additional charge, that increases the amount covered. Currently, all manufacturers provide enhanced coverage for their Silicone gel filled Breast Implants.

Scroll down to see all three companies' Breast Implant Warranties, or, if you know your Breast Implant Manufacturer, click their logo below to skip ahead.

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Every effort is made to keep the breast implant warranties listed on this site up-to-date; however, manufacturers may change them without notice. Be certain to check your manufacturer's website for the latest information.

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Breast Implant Warranties

The three major breast implant manufacturers in the US are Natrelle® (Allergan), Mentor (a division of Johnson & Johnson) and Sientra (OPUS). All stand behind their unique breast implant product lines with generous warranties, including lifetime replacement of your implant should you experience a deflation. Breast implant leaks which occur within ten years of your initial breast augmentation surgery may qualify for additional financial assistance to defray the cost of Breast Implant Deflation Replacement Surgery, i.e. replacing your old breast implants with the new breast implants. For your convenience, warranty details are available here. Breast Implant warranties are frequently updated, so be certain to check your breast implant manufacturer's web site for the latest information.


Natrelle® Breast Implants (Allergan)

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  • Natrelle® Breast Implant Lifetime Product Warranty:

    • The Natrelle® ConfidencePlus® Breast Implant Warranty automatically applies to all recipients of certain Natrelle® style saline and silicone filled breast implant products.
    • Regardless of the age of the implant, Allergan provides product replacement in the event of a deflation or rupture due to loss of shell integrity.
    • A different size or style or breast implant may be selected to replace your current Natrelle® style breast implant; however, a charge may apply on products with a higher list price.
    • The ConfidencePlus® Warranty, detailed below, is free.
    • The ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty, also detailed below, has an additional charge.

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  • ConfidencePlus® Warranty

    As a recipient of certain Natrelle® style saline and silicone filled breast implants you are automatically enrolled in the ConfidencePlus® Warranty. For silicone filled implants Natrelle® is currently upgrading the warranty to the ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty at no charge. (See below.) For saline filled breast implants the warranty is as follows, and depends on when your Breast Augmentation was performed:

    • Allergan - Natrelle® ConfidencePlus® Breast Implant Warranty
    • Lifetime product replacement*
    • Allergan will also provide a replacement for the contralateral (opposite side) breast when necessary
    • Ten years of financial assistance for Breast Augmentation performed before July 1, 2014.
    • Up to $1200 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance for Breast Augmentation performed before July 1, 2014.
    • If you Saline Breast Augmentation was performed on or after July 1, 2014, financial assistance will not be provided unless you pay $200 within 45 days of your procedure to upgrade to the ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty. (See next section.)
    • Silicone filled implants are currently covered by the ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty. (See next section.)
    • Automatic enrollment
    • Non-cancelable terms
  • ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty

    Enrollment for ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty is automatic for Natrelle® silicone filled breast implants. For Natrelle® saline breast implants, an additional enrollment fee of $200 must be paid within 45 days of surgery. The warranty includes:

    • Allergan - Natrelle® ConfidencePlus® Premier Breast Implant Warranty
    • Lifetime product replacement*
    • Ten years of financial assistance
    • Up to $3500 for silicone filled and $2400 for saline breast implant deflation for out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
    • Allergan will also provide a replacement for the contralateral (opposite side) breast when necessary
    • Coverage for capsular contracture Baker Grade III/IV with 10 years biliateral implant replacement and up to $2000 in financial assistance if it occurs within 2 years of the primary Breast Augmentation.
    • Implant replacement: 20 years for both affected and contralateral textured implants for late seroma.
    • Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) coverage for both gel and saline patients. If you have textured implants, Allergan will cover up to $1000 of out-of-pocket fees toward diagnostic testing for BIA-ALCL. In the event of a BIA-ALCL diagnosis, all Allergan implant patients are eligible for up to $7500 of out-of-pocket surgical financial assistance toward the removal of the breast implant(s) and the associated scar tissue (complete capsulectomy). Allergan will also provide replacement implant(s) at no charge. For coverage eligibility, surgeons are directed to contact Allergan and provide appropriate documentation. Coverage valid for cases diagnosed on or after January 1, 2018.
    • Non-cancelable terms
  • BioCell® Replacement Warranty

    On July 24, 2019, Allergan® announced a voluntary worldwide withdrawal of unused BioCell® textured breast implants from doctors' offices and hospitals, and a suspension of any future sales. As a result of this product withdrawal, if you and your plastic surgeon decide to remove your textured breast implants, Allergan® will cover the cost of new, smooth replacement devices under the BioCell® Replacement Warranty. As part of this program, Allergan® will not be providing surgical fee assistance.

    • Allergan® - Natrelle® BioCell® Replacement Warranty
    • The FDA recommends not to remove devices in asymptomatic patients.
    • If you and your plastic surgeon decide that replacing your device is the best option for you, you can choose any Allergan® smooth implant(s) as a replacement
    • Surgical fee assistance is not provided, only implant replacement.
    • Replacement of all BioCell® textured breast implants must be completed on or before July 24, 2021.

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Sientra® Breast Implants (OPUS)

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  • Sientra® Breast Implant Warranty and Replacement Policy

    Sientra® currentlly offers the best breast implant warranty. They manufacture only high strength Silicone-filled Breast Implants. All Breast Augmentation patients are covered with their enhanced warranty. Enrollment is automatic and no additional fees or paperwork are required. A copy of the warranty can be viewed by clicking here: Sientra® Silicone Gel Breast Implant Warranty. Warranties do change from time to time, so be certain to check with Sientra directly for the latest details.

  • Sientra® Breast Implant Warranty

    • Lifetime product replacement* for rupture, capsular contracture (Baker Grade III/IV), double capsule, and late forming seroma.
    • Twenty years of financial assistance for implant rupture
    • Up to $5000 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
    • Sientra® will also provide a free replacement of the contralateral (opposite side) breast implant when necessary
    • The C3 Program includes two years coverage for capsular contracture (Baker Grade III/IV). Capsular contracture within two years of your primary breast augmentation surgery means you get a replacement implant for free, and up tp $2000 in financial assistance for uncovered fees.
    • Automatic enrollment
    • Non-cancelable terms

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Mentor® Breast Implants (Johnson & Johnson)

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  • Mentor® Breast Implant Lifetime Replacement Policy

    In the event of a qualifying deflation of a Saline-Filled Breast Implant or rupture of a MemoryGel® Breast Implant, Mentor® will replace your Breast Implant, free of charge, over your lifetime. Implantation of the Saline-Filled, MemoryGel® or MemoryShape® Breast Implant, as well as any subsequent procedures, must be in accordance with current Mentor® product literature and accepted plastic surgical procedures by appropriately qualified licensed physicians for product to qualify for replacement under the Mentor® Product Replacement Policy. What is covered depends on the warranty in effect at the time of your surgery. More details are available by clicking here: Older Mentor Warranties (prior to October 6, 2014). For the latest information, it is best to check the Mentor website directly.

  • Mentor® Saline Breast Implant MENTORPromise® Protection Plan Breast Implant Warranty

    The Standard Advantage Breast Implant Warranty currently only applies to Mentor® Saline-Filled Breast implants, as the MemoryGel® and MemoryShape® Silicone Gel Breast Implants qualify for the Enhanced Advantage Warranty, free of charge, since February 15, 2007. Details of the MemoryGel® Silicone Gel Breast Implants are included below. Click the following link for details of the: Mentor® Saline-Filled Breast Implants Standard Advantage and Advanced Advantage Breast Implant Warranties.

    • Lifetime product replacement*
    • Ten years of financial assistance up to $1200 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees for Breast Augmentation performed before May 1, 2017, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
    • Saline filled breast implants covered
    • Mentor® will also provide a replacement for the contralateral (opposite side) breast when necessary
    • Automatic enrollment
    • Non-cancelable terms
  • Mentor® Saline Breast Implant MENTORPromise® Enhanced Protection Plan Advantage Breast Implant Warranty

    This warranty is optional for all Saline-Filled Breast Implants. To be eligible, you must be purchase the Enhanced Advantage Breast Implant Warranty for an enrollment fee of $200 within 45 days from implantation. Click to view a copy of Mentor's® Mentor® Saline-Filled Breast Implants Standard Advantage and Advanced Advantage Breast Implant Warranties.

    • Lifetime product replacement*
    • Ten years of financial assistance
    • Up to $2400 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
    • Saline filled breast implants covered
    • Mentor® will also provide a replacement for the contralateral (opposite side) breast when necessary
    • Non-cancelable terms
  • Mentor® Silicone Breast Implant MENTORPromise® Protection Plan Breast Implant Warranty

    This warranty is currently standard for all MemoryGel® and MemoryShape® Silicone Gel Breast Implants. To view a copy of Mentor's® Silicone Gel Warranties click here: Mentor's® MemoryGel® (Silicone Gel) Breast Implant Warranty and Mentor's® MemoryShape® (Silicone Gel) Breast Implant Warranty.

    • Lifetime product replacement*
    • Ten years of financial assistance for implant rupture only.
    • Up to $3500 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
    • Mentor® will also provide a replacement for the contralateral (opposite side) breast when necessary
    • Automatic enrollment for MemoryGel® (Silicone Gel) Breast Implants
    • Non-cancelable terms
  • Mentor® Silicone Breast Implant MENTORPromise® Enhanced Protection Plan Breast Implant Warranty

    This warranty is optional for all MemoryGel® and MemoryShape® Silicone Gel Breast Implants. You must purchase the enhanced plan for $300 within 45 days of your Breast Augmentaion. To view a copy of Mentor's® MemoryGel® and MemoryShape® Silicone Gel Warrantis click here: Mentor's® MemoryGel® (Silicone Gel) Breast Implant Warranty and Mentor's® MemoryShape® (Silicone Gel) Breast Implant Warranty.

    • Lifetime product replacement*
    • Ten years of financial assistance
    • Up to $3500 in out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
    • Financial assistance for capsular contracture (Baker Grade III/IV) up to $3500.
    • Financial assistance for double capsule up to $3500.
    • Financial assistance for late forming seroma up to $3500.
    • Silicone filled breast implants covered
    • Mentor® will also provide a replacement for the contralateral (opposite side) breast when necessary
    • Automatic enrollment for MemoryGel® (Silicone Gel) Breast Implants
    • Non-cancelable terms

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*Lifetime product replacement means the manufacturer will provide a replacement Breast Implant of any size in the same or similar style as the originally implanted product free of charge for the lifetime of the patient. Upon the plastic surgeon's request, a different implant style may be selected (subject to a charge of the difference between product list prices). In other words, if you trade up for a more expensive Breast Implant, there is a charge equal to the increase in price.

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