Do Breast Implants Have Warranties?

 

When most people think about breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, implant warranty is the last thing on their minds. But considering that breast implants are not lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point, implant warranties can be very beneficial if breast revision surgery is needed.

I perform breast augmentation and reconstruction using Allergan’s Natrelle® breast implants, which come in the industry’s widest range of safe and high-quality implant styles. All of the implants consist of an outer silicone shell filled with either a silicone gel or a saline (saltwater) solution, and this outer shell can be either smooth or textured. The implants may be round or teardrop-shaped and come in a variety of projection styles and filler consistencies. For example, the Natrelle® 410 (also known as “gummy bear”) breast implants are filled with a form-stable, highly cohesive silicone gel that are anatomically designed in a teardrop shape to resemble the breasts’ natural curves. During your consultation, I will help determine what would be the best implant to suit your desired outcome.

Allergan offers the following warranties on their (Natrelle®) implants:

Lifetime Product Replacement

Gold seal that states 100% LIFETIME WARRANTY

In the case of an implant rupture or deflation due to loss of the integrity of the implant shell at any time, breast revision surgery can be performed to correct it and Allergan will provide a new implant to replace the damaged one. You may request any Natrelle® implant size or style for your replacement, although a charge may apply for implants with a higher list price.

ConfidencePlus® Warranty

The ConfidencePlus® Warranty is automatically applied for free to all recipients of certain Natrelle® style saline and silicone breast implant products and comes with the following benefits:

  • Lifetime product replacement
  • 10 years of financial assistance
  • Up to $1,200 for out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance

ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty

The ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty is automatically applied for free to all recipients of Natrelle® silicone implants, and for an enrollment fee of $100 within 45 days of surgery with Natrelle® saline implants, and comes with the following benefits:

  • Lifetime product replacement
  • 10 years of financial assistance
  • Up to $3,500 (silicone) or $2,400 (saline) for out-of-pocket expenses for surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia expenses not covered by insurance
  • At the surgeon’s request, Allergan will also provide a replacement implant for the opposite breast

If you’re considering breast augmentation, breast revision, or breast reconstruction surgery, please call my office at (480) 451-3000 or fill out our online contact form today. I am a board-certified plastic surgeon and have helped countless women improve their confidence through breast enhancement surgery.