What are the requirements to get Motiva Implants®
- Motiva Implants® Breast implants are indicated for the following procedures in female patients:
Breast augmentation for women of at least 18 years of age, including previous augmentation to increase the breast size and revision surgery to correct or improve the result of a previous breast augmentation surgery.
- Breast reconstruction, including previous reconstruction to replace breast tissue that has been removed due to cancer or trauma, or that has failed to develop properly due to a severe breast anomaly, as well as revision surgery to correct or improve the results of a previous breast reconstruction surgery.
Who should NOT get breast implants?
Breast implant surgery should not be performed in women due to the following conditions:
- Active infections anywhere in their bodyExisting carcinoma of the breast (without mastectomy)
- Advanced ﬁbrocystic disease considered premalignant (without accompanying subcutaneous mastectomy)
- Any disease clinically known to impact wound-healing ability
- Tissue characteristics clinically incompatible with mammoplasty
- Any condition – or treatment – determined by the surgeon to constitute an unjustiﬁable surgical risk and women who are currently pregnant or nursing
What complications might occur with breast implants?
Breast implant surgery, which is often performed using general anesthesia, is associated with the same risks as other invasive surgical procedures. Complications vary in accordance to the patient. After breast implant surgery, patients may experience the following symptoms over the first few weeks:
Additional potential adverse events that may occur with silicone gel-filled breast implant surgery also include:
- Capsular contracture
- Alterations in nipple and breast sensation
- Delayed wound healing
- Implant extrusion
- Breast tissue atrophy / Chest wall deformity
- Gel diffusion
- Gel fracture
- Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)
If you are unfamiliar with the previously mentioned terminology and would like to learn more please contact your doctor and / or surgeon. For any additional information please refer to: https://motivaimplants.com
After breast augmentation surgery, how long does the recovery process take?
The recovery process depends on your profile and other variables. Adequately specifying a specific time frame of recovery is During the first 48 hours, you might have an elevated body temperature and your breasts may remain swollen and sensitive to physical contact for a month or longer. Both should fade away over time. You are likely to feel tired and sore for several days following the operation. You could experience a feeling of tightness in the breast area as the skin adjusts to the new breast size. You should avoid any strenuous activities for at least a couple of weeks but should be able to return to work within a few days. Breast massage may also be recommended as appropriate.
Is the microtransponder (Qid™) MRI safe? Does it interfere with the MRI images?
Yes, the microtransponder (Qid™) is MRI safe. The device is MRI conditional meaning that it has demonstrated to pose no known hazards in a specified MRI environment with specified conditions of use.
This microtransponder may create an imaging void during a breast implant MRI (known as an artifact effect) that can block visualization of a small area of minor breast tissue near the Qid™. In selected cases, alternative imaging techniques such as ultrasounds, tomosynthesis, digital compression mammogrammy, subtraction contrast mammography and scintimammography can be used to better visualize the region affected by the implant Qid™.
Can breast implants interfere with mammographies?
Breast implants may complicate the interpretation of mammographic images by obscuring underlying breast tissue and/ or by compressing overlying tissue. Prior to any examination you should inform your examiners about the presence, type, and placement of their implants and to request a diagnostic mammography, rather than a screening mammography. Accredited mammography centers, technicians with experience in examining patients with breast implants and the use of displacement techniques are needed to adequately visualize breast tissue in the implanted breast. The current recommendations for preoperative/screening mammograms are no different for women with breast implants than for those women without implants. Pre and post-surgical mammography may be performed to determine a baseline for routine future studies in augmentation patients.
Can I breastfeed with breast implants?
Yes you can breastfeed with breast implants. However, breast implant surgery may interfere with the ability to optimally breast feed, either by reducing or eliminating milk production. Most women with breast implants who attempt nursing have successfully breast-fed their babies. It is not known if there are increased risks for a woman with breast implants or if the children of women with breast implants are more likely to have health problems. At this time, it is not known if it is possible for a small amount of silicone to pass from the breast implant silicone shell into breast milk during breastfeeding, or what the potential consequences might be. A periareolar surgical approach may further increase the chance of breast-feeding difficulties. Furthermore, the American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that there is no reason why a woman with implants should refrain from nursing.
How long do Motiva Implants® last?
Breast Implants are not lifetime devices. However, the life expectancy of a silicone breast implant cannot be precisely estimated, as there are many factors beyond the manufacturer´s control that can affect the longevity of a device. The time period varies from patient to patient. Some patients could need replacement surgery few years after the primary procedure while others can have their implants intact for 10 years or longer. Therefore, the life expectancy of the implant cannot be guaranteed. If you experience pain or a change in appearance please see your doctor. For safety, as well as the most beautiful and healthy outcome, it is important that you return to your plastic surgeon’s office for the follow-up evaluations prescribed by your doctor. Yearly visits are recommended to verify the device integrity. During the 10- year follow-up visit the surgeon should assess whether or not it is advisable to remove and replace the implants.
Which Motiva Implants® will give me a round look?
The Motiva Implants that give a round aesthetic appearance are the Motiva Implants® Round with ProgressiveGel PLUS, which provides the highest projection and a complete filling of the upper pole.
It is however important to mention that the desired results for each patient should be evaluated individually by the surgeon.
Which Motiva Implants® gives a more natural appearance?
The Motiva implants that give a more natural appearance are the Motiva Implants® Ergonomix® with ProgressiveGel ULTIMA. These were designed for women who look for a breast implant that offers the most natural look and feel possible; one that adapts to their natural movements and gives them confidence in their normal lifestyle situations. For the type of results mentioned, the recommended implants should be these. However, the desired results for each patient should be evaluated individually by the surgeon.
Why should I choose a Silk or Velvet surface for my implants?
Motiva Implants® surfaces try to mimic the cellular dimensions, enhancing the biocompatibility of the implants resulting in less abrasion and a controlled inflammatory response after breast augmentation – even in patients with active lifestyles. Therefore, those features decrease complications after breast augmentation. Choosing one surface against the other would depend on the surgeons preferences. The most used is SilkSurface® which has smaller surface dimensions. Other surgeons prefer VelvetSurface® because it has a higher roughness. Both Motiva Implants® surfaces have low complications rates, less than 1%.
Motiva Implants® are divided into three categories: Round, Ergonomix and Anatomical. What exactly is the diﬀerence between them?
Round implants provide a higher top and a more full-bodied appearance. They are the most common implants and are used in almost 80 percent of all breast augmentation surgeries.
Anatomical implants are often called tear-drop-shaped because they are designed to simulate the shape of a natural breast. While the result with an anatomical implant is natural looking, the predeﬁned shape means the implant lacks natural movement and doesn’t shift with the body’s movements. For example, when a patient with anatomical implants moves from lying down to a standing position there is a noticeable lack of breast movement. This is because the implant retains the same shape wether the patient is prone, supine or upright.
Motiva’s Ergonomix® implants avoids this drawback by using a unique gel, which is very soft, allowing the implant to follow a women’s natural movement, holding a round shape when lying down and assuming a teardrop shape when standing. This gives a very natural appearance, both in look and feel.
What is the difference between Mini/Demi/Full/Corse?
The main difference is the projection size. This means that our MINI has the smallest projection, then our DEMI, following our FULL size and the biggest projection will be our CORSE. To select the perfect size, you should contact your surgeon who is going to select the implant projection, always taking into account your final desired results, depending on your torso and chest dimensions.
What is the Q Inside Safety Technology™ (Qid™)?
The Q Inside Safety Technology is the world’s first FDA approved transponder for use in humans cleared in 2004 and the only one with CE-Mark when used in a breast implant. The microtransponder is a device which is placed in the breast implant filler material. Motiva Implants® with Qid™ contains a transponder that provides electronic serial number data through an external reader for traceability and quality assurance purposes.
This microtransponder has been separately reviewed and cleared for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as an implantable microchip that is inserted into the subcutaneous tissue of a patient to provide the patient an electronic serial number that may be used to access a database containing the patient’s identity and health information.
Can you recommend a clinic/surgeon that uses Motiva Implants® in my country?
Please find a local Motiva Implants® surgeon/clinic at the following link: https://motiva.health/center-locator/
Are Motiva Implants® FDA approved?
No. But we have started with the FDA clinical investigation trial to become a FDA certiﬁcation. Motiva Implants®are CE mark approved.
Where can I find more information about your products?
Information from our products is available online at www.motivaimplants.com.
Why are Motiva Implants® available with RFID technology?
Motiva Implants® are available with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) microtransponder embedded in the silicone gel known as the Q Inside Safety Techonology™. When interrogated by an external secure hand-held reader a unique electronic serial number (ESN) will be transmitted by the microtransponder. With this technology Motiva Implants® assures that healthcare providers and patients have access to secure, non-invasive verification of the electronic serial number (ESN). This unique number can then be referenced back to the implant ’s serial number, manufacturer name, date of manufacture, implant style and volume. Furthermore the ESN codes can never be lost or misplaced, unlike product and warranty cards, providing a permanently readable code that ensures safety and well being in the event of any issue or device recall.
Are There Any Safety Concerns for Patients With Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology?
Q Inside Safety Technology™ does not pose any safety concerns for patients. It has been proven to be both safe & effective because it tolerates all conditions to which it will be exposed. Activated externally by the reader it doesn’t require a battery and has an indefinite life expectancy. Q Inside Safety Technology™ is Magnetic Resonance (MR) conditional per ISO Standard 14630: ”Non-active Surgical Implants”, meaning that it is a device that showed not to pose any hazards under specific magnetic resonance conditions.
Can Q Inside Safety Technology™ affect MRI evaluation for a potential implant rupture?
MRI scanning is the imaging modality of choice for breast implant rupture surveillance or diagnosis. In the event of a suspected rupture in Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™, MRI should be the first imaging of choice. The Q Inside Safety Technology™ is a small and light device comprising of an integrated circuit and ferrite coil/antenna assembly. Due to the presence of the ferrite, an MRI of Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™ may produce in some of the imaging a small shadow, also known as an artifact, immediately behind the device. If a rupture is not found, but still suspected to be present in this specific area, a second imaging modality, such as CT or ultrasound, should be employed.
What specifically causes artifacts?
Artifacts are commonplace in MRI and, may cause visualization challenges when reading tissue structures. Artifacts may be present as shadows, distortions or voids within the imaging field and can be caused by a variety of phenomena such as:
- Underlying physics of the energy-tissue interaction
- Data acquisition errors (e.g., patient movement during the test)
- Poor reconstructive algorithms (unable to properly represent the anatomy)
- Presence of metallic objects (orthopedic hardware, vascular ports, pacemakers).
Breast implants also commonly interfere with imaging examinations by creating shadows or voids that obscures some breast tissue as well and may cause complications in obtaining a mammography of the entire breast. If you are unfamiliar with the previously mentioned terminology and would like to learn more, please contact your doctor and / or surgeon.
What Information Needs to Be Provided to the Radiologist Prior to an MRI of Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™?
The radiologist should be informed of the presence of the microtransponder and that it is embedded in the interior of the breast implant. The presence of an imaging void artifact should be anticipated along with the expected size.
Are There Alternative or Additional Imaging Modalities That Will Improve Visualization of the Artifact-Affected Area?
Currently, MRI imaging is the preferred method of choice for identification of implant rupture in breast implant evaluation. However, there are other technologies that may be used in addition to MRI and are recommended complement visualization and improve overall diagnosis. Additional imaging modalities to be considered include the following:
- Breast ultrasound.
- Digital tomosynthesis.
- Automated ultrasound.
- Dual energy contrast subtraction digital mammography.
- Dual-energy enhanced mammography.
If you are unfamiliar with the previously mentioned terminology and would like to learn more, please contact your doctor and / or surgeon.
Other Than Improved Imaging Visualization, Are There Any Other Benefits to Adding a Second Imaging Modality?
When clinically indicated, following an MRI scan with a second imaging modality, such as an ultrasound, may actually improve cancer detection accuracy. with or without the presence of Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™.
What extended warranty programs are available for Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™?
If a patient registers her Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™ within the first 90 days after implantation she will receive 1 free year extended warranty that entitles the patient for financial aid in case of rupture or capsular contracture Baker grades III or IV, which is subject to terms, conditions and procedures.
5Y Motiva Program™ : A 5 year extended warranty program is also available for Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™ registered in the Motiva website or Motiva app, only when a non-refundable fee of $200 has been paid to enroll the patient in the program. Patients must also register their Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™ during the first 90 days after the initial breast surgery. Patients enrolled in the 5Y Motiva Program ™, in addition to the replacement product, may also receive financial assistance for each affected implanta applicable to the cost of the revision surgery in the case of a warranty claim for rupture or capsular contracture Baker grades III or IV, when complying to this terms, conditions and claim procedures. I also includes financial assistance for imaging testsb.
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How can I register my Motiva Implants®?
- Open the MotivaImagine App and go to “Register your Implants” or open the MotivaImagine® website and sign up with either Facebook, Google or email address.
- Fill your Personal Information as requested.
- Read the terms and conditions by clicking on “I agree with Terms and Conditions”.
- Agree with terms and conditions by clicking “Agree” at the end of the displayed text.
- Complete the Medical Information as requested and click “Next”.
- Complete the Implants Information.
- Select your registration method and complete as requested.
- Option A: Serial Number (SN).
- Option B: Electronic Serial Number (ESN).
- Click “Submit” to the registration of your implant(s).
- You will receive a confirmation e-mail indicating that your implant(s) have been succesfully registered.
I have problems registering my implants, what should I do?
Please send us a support request by clicking here or the “Request Support” button at the bottom of the page.
What is the SN / ESN?
The picture below is where the Electronic Serial Number (ESN), Serial number (SN) and online validation code (VC) are located on your Patient card.
Are all Motiva Implants® are covered for the lifetime of the device?
All Motiva Implants® silicone breast implants are covered by the Always Confident Warranty® against rupture for the lifetime of the device and by our Product Replacement Policy in the event of capsular contracture Baker grades III and IV for a period of 10 years. To learn more about our Warranty Program Terms and Conditions click here.
How can I extend the coverage of my Motiva Implants®?
o extend the coverage of your Motiva Implants® silicone breast implants; Motiva offers an Extended Warranty Program that applies to qualifying Motiva Implants® silicone breast implants, through an additional fee to be covered by or on behalf of the patient during de first 90 days after the initial breast surgery as specified below:
- First Year Free Coverage. For first year coverage, patients must register their Motiva Implants® silicone breast implants through our website or through the Motiva App within the first 90 days after the initial breast surgery. Patients with Qualified Q inside implants during this first year since implantation in addition to product replacement, in case of rupture or capsular contracture Baker grades III and IV cases, may also receive financial assistance per affected implanta applicable to the cost of the revision surgery when complying with the terms, conditions and claim procedures available in our site and app.
- 2Y Extended Warranty Program. The Motiva 2 year Extended Warranty Program applies only to the qualified SilkSurface® Plus without Q inside and Ergonomix® implants without Q inside registered in the Motiva website and Motiva app when a non-refundable feed has been applied to enroll the patient in the program. Patients must register the implanted devices during the first 90 days after the initial breast surgery. For all registered products with our 2Y Motiva Program™, in addition to the replacement product patient may also receive financial assistance per affected implantb applicable to the cost of the revision surgery for each impacted implant in the case of a warranty claim for rupture or capsular contracture Baker grades III and IV .When complying to the terms, conditions and claim procedures available in Motiva Site and App.
- 5Y Extended Warranty Program. The Motiva 5 year Extended Warranty Program applies only to the qualified SilkSurface® Plus with Q inside and Ergonomix® implants with Q inside registered in the Motiva website and Motiva app when a non-refundable feec has been applied to enroll the patient in the program. Patients must register the implanted devices during the first 90 days after the initial breast surgery. For Motiva Implants® with Q Inside Safety Technology™, with our 5Y Motiva Program™, in addition to the replacement product customer may also receive financial assistance per impacted implant a applicable to the cost of the revision surgery in the case of a warranty claim for rupture or capsular contracture Baker grades III and IV. When complying to the terms, conditions and claim procedures available in the Motiva Site and App.
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Do all the Motiva Implants® qualify for the extended 2 and 5 years warranty?
Qualified Motiva breast implant for the 2Y Extended Warranty are as follows:
- Round, SilkSurface® Plus™ without Qid™
- Round, VelvetSurface Plus without Qid™
- Round, Ergonomix without Qid™
Qualified Motiva breast implant for Free First Year and 5Y Extended Warranty are as follows
- Round, SilkSurface® Plus™ with Qid™
- Round, VelvetSurface Plus with Qid™
- Round, Ergonomix with Qid™
In what cases does the extended warranty not apply?
Motiva Implants® silicone breast implants warranty shall not apply to any implantations performed without strict accordance to current product “Directions for Use, Sterile Silicone Breast Implants Motiva Implant Matrix” and accepted surgical procedures by appropriately qualified licensed surgeons. Motiva Implants® standard and extended warranty program do not apply to:
- Removal of intact implants for capsular contracture, Baker Grade I or Baker Grade II.
- Removal of intact implants for size alteration.
- Removal of intact implants due to wrinkling or rippling.
- Loss of shell integrity caused by or during re-operative procedures.
- Loss of shell integrity resulting from open capsulotomy or closed compression capsulotomy procedures.
- Loss of shell integrity resulting from sharp instrument damage.
Establishment Labs may exclude from the applicable warranty program patients with previous history of capsular contracture Baker grades III and IV.