MENTOR ®  Breast Implants: Find the Best Breast Implant For You

Mentor Breast Implants in New Zealand

Quality Breast Implants and Breast Surgery by Dr Mark Gittos Plastic Surgeon NZ

Have you been thinking about getting a boob job or breast implant surgery? Then you’ve probably heard of MOTIVA and MENTOR Breast Implants, two very well-known and trusted implant brands. Dr Gittos only uses the BEST quality implants for surgery and over many years, MOTIVA and MENTOR implants have always provided excellent results. These brands are considered top of the line and are trusted by plastic surgeons and patients worldwide.

With all the variety in brand names, sizes, and shapes, you are likely to get very confused when looking up breast implant options. This article will help you learn more about this reputable brand. Many other cosmetic doctors use cheaper, less reliable brands of breast implants which Dr Gittos avoids.

Dr Mark Gittos is a breast surgery expert and Plastic Surgeon in New Zealand who has helped hundreds of patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

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What Are MENTOR Breast implants?

Mentor Breast Implants - Best Mentor Breast Implant Surgery NZ

MENTOR implants are one of the top breast implant brands available in New Zealand and always a favourite choice for patients and plastic surgeons alike. With over 40 years of experience in manufacturing breast implants, MENTOR has always provided outstanding results that fit every patient’s desire, with unparalleled safety and longevity. Numerous studies have shown that patients who get MENTOR implants are extremely satisfied with the results. The implants come in different shapes, types, textures, and sizes to fit all needs.

Different Types of MENTOR Implants

MENTOR currently offers both silicone and saline breast implants here, in New Zealand, all approved for use in breast enhancement or reconstruction. Dr Gittos will recommend one of these based on your desired look, your current breast anatomy, and a number of other factors. MENTOR offers two silicone implants (the round and the anatomical implants), and a saline implant:

MENTOR Silicone MemoryGel® and Memory Shape ® Implants:

MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants

MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants 

The soft, natural feel women want, using Mentor’s proprietary cohesive gel and available in a wide range of sizes and profiles.

MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implants

MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implant

Projection, performance and peace of mind. A teardrop-shaped design helps create your desired look with long-lasting results.

These implants are manufactured from the latest generation of medical-grade silicone, and they come in various sizes, shapes, and projections. They come prefilled with the special MENTOR silicone gel, which is a uniquely formulated material designed to mimic the natural feel and consistency of normal breast tissue. This gel is neither liquid nor semi-liquid, and is rather a cohesive gel manufactured to ensure suitable elasticity and maximum integrity. Two shapes of implants are available : the round implant and the anatomical or teardrop breast implant.

Depending on a combination of factors, Dr Gittos might recommend one of these implants to give you your desired look. Your normal anatomy, breast shape, size, and other factors all play a role in choosing the correct implant for you. The key difference between the two implants is their shape. The round implant is, as the name suggests, round in shape, while the anatomical implant is teardrop-shaped; narrower at its upper pole and wider at the bottom. This implant greatly resembles the look of natural breasts and Dr Gittos might recommend it if it fits your desired look.

MENTOR® Saline Breast Implants

MENTOR® Saline Breast Implants

An implant with a firmer feel compared to gel-filled implants, using a sterile saltwater solution similar to fluid found in the human body.

MENTOR Saline implants are filled with sterile saline water (water and salt), a solution that highly resembles our normal body fluids. The implants are delivered empty and contain no saline initially. Once Dr Gittos inserts them into the pocket created inside the breasts, they are filled with saline to reach the desired breast size. The filling tube is then removed, and the implant automatically seals itself. MENTOR saline implants are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and projections to fit every need.

For more information about Mentor Implants – visit their informative website.

MENTOR Saline vs Silicone Breast Implants

Both the silicone and the saline implants have a silicone outer shell; however, the filling is different. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, while saline implants are filled with sterile salt water.

Saline implants have the advantage of requiring a smaller circular incision since they are deflated initially during insertion. Filling the implants intraoperatively also allows Dr Gittos to adjust the size more freely during surgery.

Silicone implants, on the other hand, give a softer, more natural feel that resembles that of normal breast tissue, all thanks to the cohesive gel that fills them. Moreover, there are several “firmness” options that you can choose from. Overall, silicone implants are considered safer and more durable than saline implants.

In the end, the choice of implant should be made after a consultation with Dr Gittos during which you’ll discuss which implants are best to achieve your desired look and feel.

MENTOR Implants vs MOTIVA Implants – Which One Is Better?

MOTIVA implants have been in use in Australia & NZ since 2016, and soon after their debut on the market, they became one of the most commonly used implants by top plastic surgeons in the country. MOTIVA implants are top of the line silicone breast implants manufactured with extremely high standards to ensure longevity and quality. That being said, the comparison between MOTIVA and MENTOR can be unfair to both implants, as they both truly are the best on the market. The choice between the two is not a matter of quality and rather depends on which one your surgeon thinks would deliver the specific desired outcome you’re asking for. In terms of implant quality, integrity, and durability, both MENTOR and MOTIVA deliver outstanding results.

MENTOR Implants Advantages

  • MemoryGel® is a groundbreaking technology in breast silicone implants
  • Unparalleled breast fullness and firmness, especially if you have a flat chest or breast atrophy after nursing
  • Excellent outcomes if used for breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery
  • Results are apparent almost immediately after surgery
  • A Lifetime warranty is available from MENTOR on all their breast implants implanted in New Zealand, which provides free replacement implants in case of a qualifying rupture (conditions apply)

If you’re considering getting a boob job, schedule an appointment today with Dr Gittos to discuss how you want your new breasts to look and feel, and he will help you find the best implant for you.

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About Dr Mark Gittos FRACS (Plast) – New Zealand Plastic Surgeon 

Practice locations in Herne Bay Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty – Kerikeri, Whangarei, New Plymouth & Tauranga

Dr Mark Gittos is a leading Specialist Plastic Surgeon and operates a practice in Herne Bay, Auckland and in the UK. The practice focuses on both surgical and non-surgical procedures, each designed to help restore, improve or change a physical characteristic or problem. The first step in every case is to talk through your personal requirements and explore all the options, before deciding on the most effective solution.

Dr Mark Gittos offers high quality, natural-looking cosmetic surgery results and is highly experienced in BreastBody and Face Surgery having performed over 4000 Surgeries in the last 26 years.  With worldwide expertise Dr Gittos is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men & women. 

Naturally, before any treatment is begun, we will explain clearly the advantages and risk factors; so that you have the information you need to make an informed decision that is best for you. Visit the practice to find out more.


Please NOTE: Dr Gittos only performs surgery on non-smoker patients with a BMI less than 30. To check your BMI please visit the NZ Heart Foundation website. For help giving up smoking before surgery visit the Smoke Free website

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What to Bring to your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress for examination
  • Bring your medical referral and any relevant medical documents or test results

Book your Initial Surgery Consultation

  • A Referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
  • Email us or Call on 09 529 5352 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment.
  • Book a consultation with Dr Gittos by paying the Consultation Fee – $350 incl GST

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