Mentor vs. Motiva: A Comparison of Breast Implants

Sep 29, 2023 | 2. Blog, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation and Lift, Breast Revision, Breast Surgery

If you’re contemplating Breast Augmentation, chances are you’ve come across Motiva and Mentor breast implants. In this blog, we delve into a comprehensive comparison of Mentor vs. Motiva implants and address common inquiries about these top-tier breast implant brands. Continue reading to explore topics like Saline vs. Silicone Implants, Breast Implant Safety & Warranties, and the longevity of Breast Implants.


Are Motiva Implants different to Mentor Implants?

Both Motiva and Mentor are renowned brands highly regarded by Australian Plastic Surgeons for their exceptional quality breast implants, available in a variety of shapes, profiles, and sizes. However, the distinction between Mentor and Motiva implants lies in their unique manufacturing technologies and materials.

Is Motiva or Mentor Better?

At CosMediTour, our team of extensively experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeons offers both Motiva and Mentor breast implant brands.

While both brands represent top-tier quality and are globally renowned, individual bodies vary, and what works for one person may not be as suitable for another. While it’s crucial to familiarise yourself with the options available, the ultimate recommendation comes from your Plastic Surgeon. Your Surgeon will collaborate with you to understand your desired outcomes, taking into account factors such as your anatomy and lifestyle. Together, you’ll determine the ideal implant brand, shape, size, and placement tailored to your specific needs.

Breast Implant Comparison

Differences between saline and silicone implants

The two primary types of breast implant fillings are Saline and Silicone. Saline breast implants consist of a silicone outer casing filled with saline (saltwater). Silicone breast implants, on the other hand, also feature a silicone outer casing but are filled with cohesive silicone gel.


Which is better, Saline or Silicone implants?

Prominent Plastic Surgeons typically favour Silicone Breast implants. Silicone implants are preferred due to their reputation for delivering superior results compared to Saline implants. Saline implants have been associated with a potential ‘rippling’ appearance in the breast and may create a sensation of water movement during physical activity, whereas Silicone breast implants offer a more natural look, feel, and movement, closely resembling natural breasts. Both Motiva and Mentor manufacture Silicone breast implants.


Are Motiva implants Silicone or Saline?

Motiva exclusively produces Silicone breast implants and does not manufacture saline implants.


Are Mentor implants Silicone or Saline?

The majority of Mentor’s implant range comprises Silicone implants; however, they also offer a saline implant option.


What are ‘Gummy Bear’ breast implants?

Silicone breast implants are filled with a cohesive gel that possesses a thick, gummy-like consistency, retaining its form. As a result, Silicone implants are sometimes referred to as ‘Gummy Bear’ implants. Both Mentor and Motiva offer Silicone or ‘Gummy Bear’ breast implants.

Mentor vs Motiva – Breast Implant Ranges

Both Mentor and Motiva offer a diverse range of breast implants encompassing various shapes and sizes. Learn more about selecting breast implant size, shape, and profile in our comprehensive Breast Implant guide.

Motiva Implant Range

Motiva Ergonomix Breast Implant
Motiva Ergonomix implants blend the features of both Round & Teardrop shaped implants into one.They offer a natural look, but offer more pole fullness than a standard teardrop breast. And when laying down, they retain a round appearance.

Motiva Round Breast Implants
Motiva’s Round shaped implant is designed to offer high projection and increased fullness to the breast, in particular the upper pole. This style of implant is a popular choice for clients seeking a fuller, more glamorous look.

Motiva Anatomical TrueFixation Breast Implants (Teardrop)
Motiva’s Teardrop shaped implant is designed to mirror the contour of natural breasts, offering greater fullness at the bottom and gradually tapering off toward the top. This style of implant is a popular choice for clients seeking a natural, subtly enhanced look.

Mentor Implant Range

Mentor Memory Gel Xtra Implants (Round)
Mentor’s Round shaped implants are available with two different types of silicone gel filling. Cohesivity I offers a softer feeling implant, while Cohesivity II offers a firmer feel with greater upper pole fullness – popular with clients seeking larger, fully enhanced looking breasts.

Mentor CPG Breast Implants (Teardrop)
CPG is Mentor’s Anatomical or Teardrop shaped implant. Designed to mimic the form of a natural breast, this style of implant is often chosen by clients looking for a natural looking outcome from their Breast Augmentation.

Mentor Saline (Round)
Mentor Saline Breast Implants have an outer shell of silicone which at the time of surgery is filled with saline before the implant is inserted into the breast pocket. In some cases a Surgeon may recommend Saline Implants, however, generally Silicone Implants are preferred because they look and feel more like natural breasts.

Mentor vs Motiva – Breast Implant Profiles

Both Mentor and Motiva offer a diverse range of breast implants encompassing various shapes and sizes. Learn more about selecting breast implant size, shape, and profile in our comprehensive Breast Implant guide.

Motiva Breast Implant Projection Options

Mini: Motiva’s lowest projection implant
Demi: Motiva’s medium-low projection implant
Full: Motiva’a medium-high projection implant
Corsé: Motiva’s highest projection implant

Mentor Breast Implant Projection Options

Moderate: Mentor’s  lowest projection implant
Moderate Plus: Mentor’s Medium-low projection implant
Moderate Plus Profile XTRA: Mentor’s medium-high projection 
High Profile: Mentor’s high projection implant
High profile XTRA: Mentor’s extra-high projection implant
Ultra High Profile: Mentor’s highest projection implant 

Woman feeling breast implants

Breast Implant Warranties

Who makes Mentor implants?

Mentor Breast implants are produced by Mentor Worldwide LLC. Mentor LLC is a US based company owned by Sientra Inc and Johnson & Johnson (also known and J&J).


Who makes Motiva Breast Implants?

Motiva Breast implants are produced by Establishment Labs. Establishment Labs is a Us based medical technology company whose manufacturing unit is located in Costa Rica.


Do Motiva Breast Implants Come with a Warranty?

Yes, Motiva breast implants come with a comprehensive warranty that covers a range of implant-related incidents. All Motiva implants include a free standard warranty program, with the option to purchase extended coverage.


Do Mentor Breast Implants Come with a Warranty?

Yes, Mentor breast implants include a comprehensive warranty covering a variety of implant-related incidents. All Mentor implants come with a free standard warranty program, and the option to purchase extended coverage.

Woman researching Mentor v Motiva Implants

How long do Breast implants last?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this. It’s important to know that breast implants are not a lifetime device. While everyone is different, generally it’s reasonable to expect the results of a breast augmentation surgery to last 10-15 years or more. And at this point in time, it’s common for clients to explore making a change with their implants – this is mostly because of natural changes in their own body as opposed to experiencing issues with their implants. Over time, gravity, weight fluctuations, hormones and natural ageing all affect the look of your breasts – whether you have implants or not.

Post surgery, it’s important to monitor your breast carefully and seek medical advice if you have any concerns or see any change in the shape, feel or size of your breasts. It’s also vital to continue to perform the normal breast check process that all women should do, including regular mammograms and monthly self-examination.

Planning Your Breast Augmentation

When planning your Breast Augmentation, the type of breast implant you prefer is just one of many choices you’ll need to make. Other things to consider include:

Are You A Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for breast surgery. Your health, anatomy and lifestyle all need to be taken into account. The best way to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for Breast Augmentation is to complete a Free Online Assessment. Our team of experts will assess your case and advise accordingly, setting you on the path to your desired Plastic Surgery outcomes.

Breast Augmentation vs Breast Lift
Do you need a Breast Augmentation of a Breast Lift? Do you need to consider having a combination of Breast Augmentation & Lift surgery to achieve your desired outcome?

Breastfeeding and Breast Surgery
Breast surgery can sometimes impact breastfeeding. Equally, breastfeeding can impact your surgery result, so it’s important to take your family planning into consideration.

Risks and Recovery
Every surgical procedure carries risk and it’s very important that you are aware of the risks, along with the recovery period required for your breast surgery. 

Further Information

To learn more about recovery following Plastic Surgery procedures, feel free to connect with our friendly Client Support Team.

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