Silicone breast implant manufacturer GC Aesthetics Ltd has confirmed it will offer a brand new lifetime warranty on all its breast implants.
The company previously had a GCA Comfort Guarantee, which provided free-of-charge implant replacements in the event of rupture or capsular contracture. The new GCA Comfort Plus warranty will now also provide free, automatic and retrospective cover for late seroma (swelling which can occur after breast implant surgery) for products implanted since 1 January 2009.
In addition, in the case of a confirmed BIA-ALCL, the company may also provide reimbursement of up to US $3,000 towards the cost of necessary medical scans, as well as the cost of necessary surgery to remove the GC Aesthetics breast implants and associated scar tissue and replace them with a more suitable GCA solution.
Manuela Schneider-Höfferer, chief marketing officer at GC Aesthetics Ltd said, “Our employees are proud of the quality of our implants, our strong clinical data and enduring relationships with our customers and patients. Extending our warranty to a Comfort Plus Warranty signals that we are a real partner for our customers and patients. Safety always comes first and providing confidence to our patients is essential.”
She added, “For more than 40 years, GC Aesthetics has been a reliable partner in the aesthetic surgery business. Every day we work closely with our surgeons and know that BIA-ALCL and the dialogue with their patients around late seroma is not always easy. The Comfort Plus Warranty will help both surgeons and patients to facilitate this communication by providing security, reliability and giving patients peace of mind.”