Establishment Labs, manufacturers of Motiva breast implants, has today announced that their extended warranty programme has been improved to provide better protection for all patients with Motiva implants, at a lower price.
In 2010 Establishment Labs introduced their extended warranty programme which was backed by an insurance policy underwritten by Lloyds of London, one of the world's best known insurance companies. This warranty programme protected patients who had Motiva implants with Qinside Safety technology, covering the two most common breast augmentation related complications, rupture and capsular contracture (Baker grades III and IV). The first year of cover was provided free of charge and patients then had the option to extend their cover for up to 10 years at a cost of around £40 per implant per year.
Under the original warranty, patients affected by either of these complications were able to claim up to £1500 per affected implant. This benefit is over and above Motiva's Always Confident Warranty which is a lifetime guarantee providing for free replacement implants in case of implant rupture and their Product Replacement Guarantee which provides free replacement implants should the patient experience a Baker grade III or IV capsular contracture within 10 years of implantation. This level of patient protection is unmatched in the breast implant industry.
Establishment Labs have now increased their levels of patient protection by putting in place a product liability policy worth $15,000,000 underwritten by one of America's largest insurers, CNA. Alongside this, they have also developed an improved extended warranty programme which will provide cover for all patients with Motiva implants rather than only those with Qinside Safety Technology.
The extended warranty programme is now in two parts, the 2y programme for implants without Qinside and the 5y programme for implants with the Qinside Safety Technology. As with the original extended warranty, patients are protected against implant rupture and capsular contracture Baker grades III and IV with the 5y programme the first year of coverage is once again free of charge .
Under the 2y programme the patient has the option to extend their cover for 2 years at a cost of just £100. In the event of either implant rupture or grade III/IV capsular contracture during the period of cover, Establishment Labs will contribute £1000 per affected implant towards the cost of the reoperation.
Under the 5y programme, the patient has the option to extend their cover for another 4 years at a cost of just £200 (making 5 years in total). In the event of either implant rupture or grade III/IV capsular contracture during the period of cover, Establishment Labs will contribute £2500 per affected implant towards the cost of the reoperation.
As with the original extended warranty, Motiva's Always Confident Warranty and Product Replacement Guarantee also apply.
In order to qualify for Motiva's extended warranties, patients must register their implants either at Motivaimplants.com or via the mobile app which is available in both the app store and Google Play store free of charge.