Mentor Receives FDA Approval For MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants

    Mentor Receives FDA Approval For MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants

Newly Available Teardrop-Shaped Breast Implants Provide Natural Silhouette and
Youthful Feel

PR Newswire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 14, 2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Worldwide LLC, the
U.S. market leader in breast aesthetics, today announced the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) has approved MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants,
providing new options for women looking for a more natural shape and youthful
feel from breast enhancement or reconstruction surgery.

"We understand each woman has different needs and specific, personal reasons
for choosing to undergo breast surgery," said David J. Wilson, Worldwide
President, Mentor Worldwide LLC. "As the U.S. market leader in breast
aesthetics, Mentor constantly strives to develop products that celebrate a
woman's uniqueness. The FDA approval of MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants
allows us to meet this need by delivering the perfect balance of shape and
feel to obtain the natural and youthful look patients desire."

Unlike round implants, MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants have a teardrop
shape, much like the silhouette of a natural breast. They have been approved
for more than a decade outside of the U.S. and are filled with a uniquely
formulated cohesive gel that enables shape retention, while providing a
natural silhouette and youthful firmness. The combination of teardrop shape
and distinct gel formulation creates the optimal balance of shape and feel.
MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants are indicated for breast augmentation in
women at least 22 years old and for breast reconstruction.

"I knew that I wanted to have breast augmentation because I came to a point in
my life where I was self-conscious about my appearance, and I wanted to change
that," said Jessica White-Hatinger, a 30-year-old breast augmentation clinical
trial participant. "I really wanted a natural result, and after speaking with
my surgeon, we decided on the MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants. I am very
happy with my new look and the confidence the implants have given me."

"Over the past 25 years, we have been exploring opportunities to improve
breast implants. MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants incorporate several new
design features, such as the cohesive gel that allows the implant to be formed
into a teardrop shape to fit each individual patient," said Dennis Hammond,
M.D. of Partners in Plastic Surgery of West Michigan, and lead investigator of
the MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants clinical trial. "I am pleased women
in the U.S. now have an implant that offers an enhanced yet subtle breast
appearance with a proven safety profile."

To help surgeons find the ideal size and fit for their patients, MemoryShape™
Breast Implants are available in a range of sizes. Like all breast implants in
the company's product portfolio, MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants can be
sized using the BodyLogic® System, an innovative implant sizing system. The
BodyLogic® System helps surgeons determine the right breast implants for their
patients, by providing selection tools and materials to identify a range of
implants for the patient, which will ultimately increase the patient's level
of satisfaction.

MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants Supported by Extensive Clinical Data
The open-label, multi-center MENTOR® MemoryShape™ (CPG™ Core) Breast Implant
Core Study consists of 955 patients who undergo post-surgery follow up
annually for 10 years. This study is designed to assess the safety and
effectiveness of these implants in primary augmentation, revision
(augmentation and reconstruction), and reconstruction patients. Effectiveness
is assessed by bra and cup size, patient satisfaction, and quality of life
(QoL) measurements. Safety is assessed by complications, such as implant
rupture, capsular contracture, and reoperation.

In the clinical trial, MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants were shown to be
safe and effective in both reconstruction and augmentation patients at 6
years, with a low rate of adverse events, such as rupture and capsular
contracture Baker grades III and IV. Overall, the Core Study patients also had
high satisfaction rates with their breast appearance, and 97 percentof
patients who have MemoryShape™ Implants reported they would repeat the

Post approval studies will be conducted to collect additional clinical data
for the MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants.

About MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants
The latest addition to the Mentor Breast Aesthetics portfolio in the U.S.,
MemoryShape™ Breast Implants are uniquely tapered to match the silhouette of
the natural breast and are filled with a uniquely formulated, highly cohesive
gel. They are indicated for breast augmentation in women at least 22 years old
and for breast reconstruction.

MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants require careful pre-operative planning,
measurements, and surgical technique. Mentor, as a leader in surgeon and
patient education, has developed a comprehensive range of educational
resources for surgeons to use in becoming familiar with MemoryShape™ Breast
Implants. For more information, surgeons can visit Completion of Mentor's MemoryShape™ Device
Training is required for all physicians in order to gain access to Mentor's
MemoryShape™ Breast Implants. Physician online training can be accessed via

Breast implants may not be suitable for everyone. Women should speak with a
plastic surgeon to learn if implants are right for them. To learn more about
MemoryShape™ Breast Implants, visit For detailed product
and safety information, visit

MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants Important Safety Information Disclaimer
MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants are indicated for breast augmentation in
women at least 22 years old, or for breast reconstruction. Breast implant
surgery should not be performed in women with active infection anywhere in
their body, with existing cancer or pre-cancer of their breast, who have not
received adequate treatment for those conditions, or who are pregnant or

There are risks associated with breast implant surgery. Breast implants are
not lifetime devices and breast implantation may not be a one-time surgery.
You may need additional unplanned surgeries on your breasts because of
complications or unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. Many of the changes to your
breast following implantation are irreversible (cannot be undone) and breast
implants may affect your ability to breastfeed, either by reducing or
eliminating milk production. The most common complications with MENTOR®
MemoryShape™ Breast Implants include reoperation for any reason, implant
removal with or without replacement, and ptosis. A lower risk of complication
is rupture, which is most often silent (meaning neither you nor your doctor
will know you have a rupture) and can only be detected by appropriate imaging
techniques such as MRI. The health consequences of a ruptured silicone gel
breast implant have not been fully established. MRI screenings are recommended
three years after initial implant surgery and then every two years after to
detect silent rupture.

Detailed information regarding the indications, contraindications, warnings,
precautions and the risks and benefits associated with MENTOR® MemoryShape™
Breast Implants are provided in three brochures available from your surgeon
(Patient Educational Brochure – Breast Augmentation with MENTOR® MemoryShape™
Breast Implants, Patient Educational Brochure – Breast Reconstruction with
MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants, and Quick Facts about Breast
Augmentation & Reconstruction with MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants) or
visit It is important that you read and understand this
information when considering MENTOR® breast implants prior to deciding on

About Mentor Worldwide LLC
Founded in 1969, Mentor Worldwide LLC is a leading supplier of medical
products for the global aesthetic market. The company develops, manufactures,
and markets innovative, science-based products for surgical and non-surgical
medical procedures that allow patients to improve their quality of life. The
company is focused on three strategic areas: breast, body and facial
aesthetics and is the only manufacturer whose breast implants are made in the
U.S.A. Mentor joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in 2009 and is
part of its Global Surgery Group. For more information about Mentor visit:
www.mentorwwllc.comor either of our two breast aesthetic websites:


Mentor Worldwide LLC

Francesca DeMartino

Director, Worldwide Communications

(805) 879-6335

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