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Mentor Announces Launch of CPX(TM)4 Tissue Expander in EMEA

June 12, 2013

BRUSSELS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Shape an ideal path to reconstruction

Following FDA approval for the US market in April, Mentor, leading global manufacturer
of the highest quality breast implants is proud to announce the availability of the
CPX(TM)4 Tissue Expander in the EMEA markets from June 12th 2013.

With three contoured shapes designed to accommodate patient needs, the CPX(TM)4
Expander continues the heritage of the CPX(TM) Family of Tissue Expanders with three new
developments, designed for safety, patient comfort, and ease of use:

1) Softer, more flexible BufferZone(TM) Self Sealing Patch for enhanced patient
comfort.

2) Directionally focused expansion for a more natural breast appearance.

3) Unmatched safety features for greater procedural confidence.

The launch of the CPX(TM)4 Tissue Expander in EMEA means that patients in these
markets will now benefit from the trusted and proven proprietary BufferZone(TM)
Self Sealing Patch and the posterior Dacron(R) Patch* which focus the expansion toward
the lower pole of the breast to maximize lower pole projection and minimize undesired
shape distortion.

In addition, health care professionals will appreciate the more pliant proprietary
BufferZone(TM) Patch, smooth injection dome and enhanced shell pliability which ensure
easier device insertion and removal.

With patient safety a key priority, the proprietary BufferZone(TM) Self Sealing
Patch has at least 1.5 times – and at most 5.7 times – the surface area of the injection
dome, reducing the risk of device leakage from inadvertent needle puncture.

Further safety and comfort features include:

– The MENTOR(R) Centerscope(TM) Magnetic Detection Device which clearly indicates the
optimal location of the fill port on the patient’s skin.

– Optional suture tabs offer additional stability for better positional control and
symmetry in bilateral breast reconstruction.

– The patented SILTEX(TM) Texture shell which provides a disruptive surface for
collagen interface and creates a surface substantially free of pores and interstices to
prevent pooling or sequestration of body fluids.

– Optional suturing tabs at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions of MENTOR(R) Tissue
Expanders** which allow for left to right alignment during expander placement. A tab at
the 6 o’clock position allows fixation at the inferior pole of the expander to help define
and control the location of the reconstructed Inframammary fold.

The CPX(TM)4 Tissue Expander with enhanced safety, patient comfort, and
ease of use features will be available in EMEA from June 12th 2013.

For more information on reconstruction possibilities, visit the website

http://www.mentorwwllc.eu

*Dacron is a registered trademark of Invista, Inc.

** Suture tabs available on CPX(TM)4with Suture Tabs Tissue Expander.

About Mentor Worldwide LLC

Founded in 1969, Mentor Worldwide LLC is a leading supplier of medical products for
the global aesthetic medicine market. The Company develops, manufactures and markets
innovative, science-based products for aesthetics markets around the world. Our commitment
to the surgeons and patients who use our products is to provide the highest standard of
quality, proven safe and effective clinical outcomes and differentiated service, every
day. This is at the core of who we are as the leader in breast aesthetics, built upon our
50 year dedication and our long term commitment to advance plastic surgery to restore body
and life. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Mentor has manufacturing and
research operations in the United States, Mauritius, and the Netherlands.

SOURCE Mentor Worldwide LLC


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