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 surgeon.

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 our sites:

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

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

The British Association of Surgical Oncology

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Cancer Society Reconstruction Information

Mayo Clinic

DIEP Tram Flap—Breast Reconstruction Information

Implant 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

Cancer Reseach UK

American National Cancer Institute:

American Cancer Society

WebMD Breast Cancer information:

Susan G. Komen Foundation:

Look Good. Feel Better:

American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Program:

Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer USA:

American Breast Cancer Network of Strength:

Young Survival Coalition USA:


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.

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