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 warranty continues to provide free of charge implants replacement in the event of a rupture or a capsular contracture (Baker grade III/IV) post implantation surgery, and also now provides free, automatic and retrospective cover for Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) when clinically diagnosed by surgeons or other medically qualified professionals for products implanted since 1st of January 2009.
In addition, in the case of a confirmed BIA-ALCL, the new warranty could provide reimbursement of up to $3,000 towards the cost of necessary medical scan(s) and the cost of necessary surgery to remove the GC Aesthetics breast implant(s) 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. The Comfort Plus Warranty will help both surgeons and patients to facilitate this communication by providing security, reliability and giving patients peace of mind.”