Q: Why Do Natrelle Saline Implant Shell Have a Small Amount of Cc Fill Comparing to Mentor?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 08:40

Mentor seems to have around 80cc's where as natrelle only has 20cc fill. Anything over that is considered overfill. I'm getting 320 natrelle HP implants. my doctor wants to either fill it up to 350 or fill it up to 370. I'm a little worried filling it to 370 to make the implant feel more firm and look too fake. I am opting for the natural look but want around 375 cc's Would getting a 330 mentor HP implant and filling it to 370 make a difference? (in look and firmness)

A: Staying within the manufacturer’s parameters is a good idea

Staying within the manufacturer’s parameters is a good idea as it will preserve your warranty. I would not worry about the range difference between the two companies as all these implants are over engineered to be filled multiple times beyond their designated volumes. What usually fails is the shell from cracks at folds or from valves that leak. The footprint design and projection are what matter to your look and not the degree to which implants are overfilled. So probably not such a good plan to choose the lower designated volume Mentor to overfill. Overfilling to prevent ripples is overrated.