Do you know what your implant warranty covers?
Written on August 3, 2011 at 11:49 am
Unlike those who receive hip or knee implants, patients who have breast implants receive warranties that can be put into play if they need replaced. Although the implant companies, Allergan and Mentor Corp., which combined sell about 99% of the breast implants in the US, don’t cover every part of the replacement expense, their warranties are quite extensive. This proves the trust they have in their products.
Just in case you aren’t aware, these are the generous warranties currently offered by both companies:
- Up to $3500 in financial assistance if surgery was performed after May 1, 2009
- Silicone filled and saline filled breast implants are both covered
- Lifetime product replacement—is there any other product in your life with this?
- Automatic enrollment at the time of your original surgery
Our Raleigh plastic surgery practice is one of the biggest breast augmentation practices in the state, performing over 200 breast augmentation procedures annually.