Breast Reconstruction Recommendations and Resources
Keep a copy of your implant identification cards in your files
If you decide to get Breast Implants as part of your reconstruction, you’ll receive
device identification cards with the style and serial number of your breast implant(s)
following your operation. It is important that you keep copies of these cards because
you may need to refer to the information at a later date.
You can also request a copy of the MENTOR® Breast Implants patient labeling and package insert (directions for
use) from your surgeon or directly from Mentor. The package insert has many undefined
medical and technical terms because it contains information directed only to the
For more detailed information on the preclinical and clinical studies conducted
by Mentor, please refer to the summary of safety and effectiveness data (ssed) for
this product at
Take advantage of helpful resources
For additional information or questions about MENTOR® Breast Implants, please visit
You can also explore the resources listed below to help you learn more about breast
cancer, make informed decisions about breast reconstruction and find the support
you need for recovery.
Breast Reconstruction Resources
UK National Healthcare System
Institute of Medicine Report on the Safety of Silicone Implants
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
U.S. National Institutes of Health—Breast Implant Clinical Trial Listings
Breast Cancer Resources & Support
The Breast Cancer Companion, From Diagnosis through Recovery:
Everything you need to know for every step along the way
Latour, Kathy. Avon Books, New York, 1993.
Breast Implants, everything you need to know
Bruning, Nancy. Hunter House, Inc. California, 1995.