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Mentor vs Motiva Breast Implants

Jul 12, 2023 | Blog, Breast Augmentation

If you’re considering Breast Augmentation, you may have heard about Motiva and Mentor breast implants. In this blog we compare Mentor vs Motiva implants and answer frequently asked questions about Australia’s best breast implant brands. Read on to also learn about Saline vs Silicone Implants, Breast Implant Safety & Warranties and how long Breast Implants last.


What’s the Difference Between Motiva and Mentor Implants?


Both Motiva and Mentor are considered by Australian Plastic Surgeons as two of the best breast implant brands available. Both brands produce exceptional quality breast implants in a range of shapes, profiles and sizes. The difference between Mentor and Motiva implants is that each company uses different technologies and materials in manufacturing. 

What is better, Motiva or Mentor?

At CosMediTour, our highly experienced, Specialist Plastic Surgeons use both Motiva and Mentor breast implant brands.

While both brands are premium quality and considered the best breast implants in Australia, everyone’s body is different and an implant type that works for one person, may not as well work for you. While it’s important to be informed about different breast implant options, ultimately your Plastic Surgeon’s recommendation will be paramount. Your Surgeon will partner with you to understand your desired outcome and consider factors like your anatomy and lifestyle so that together you can determine which implant brand, shape, size and placement is best suited to meet your needs. 

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What is the difference between Saline and  Silicone Implants?

In Australia there are two types of breast implant filling available—Saline and Silicone. Saline breast implants are produced using a silicone outer casing that is filled up with saline (saltwater). Silicone breast implants are produced using the same silicone outer casing, however they are filled with a cohesive silicone gel.


Which is better, Saline or Silicone Implants?

Leading Plastic Surgeons in Australia prefer to use Silicone Breast implants. Silicone implants are the breast implant of choice because they are known to deliver better outcomes than Saline implants. Saline implants have been known to cause a ‘rippling’ look in the breast, and can have a water sloshing feel during movement, whereas Silicone breast implants look, feel and move more like natural breasts. Both Motiva and Mentor produce Silicone breast implants.


Are Motiva Implants Silicone or Saline?

Motiva produces silicone breast implants. Motiva do no manufacture saline implants.


Are Mentor Implants Silicone or Saline?

The majority of Mentor’s implant range is silicone, however, they also offer a saline implant option.


What are ‘Gummy Bear’ Breast Implants?

Silicone breast implants are filled with a cohesive gel. This gel has a thick, gummy-like consistency that retains its form, hence Silicone implants are sometimes referred to as ‘Gummy Bear Implants’. Both Mentor and Motiva produce Silicone or ‘Gummy Bear’ breast implants.

Mentor vs Motiva – Breast Implant Range

Both Mentor and Motiva produce breast implants in a variety of different shapes, sizes, profiles. Learn all about how to choose breast implant size, shape and profile in our post; All About Breast Implants

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 produce breast implants in a variety of different shapes, sizes, profiles. Learn all about how to choose breast implant size, shape and profile in our post; All About Breast Implants

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 

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Breast Implant Safety & Warranties


Are Motiva implants approved in Australia?

Yes, Motiva implants have approval from both the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).


Are Mentor implants approved in Australia?

Yes, Motiva implants have approval from both the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).


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.

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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 Mentor and Motiva Breast implants or to discuss your Breast Augmentation options, feel free to connect with our friendly Client Support Team.