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Mentor Worldwide LLC is the leader in the global aesthetic and reconstructive surgery marketplace and is dedicated to developing, manufacturing and marketing science-based products for surgical and non-surgical medical procedures. These procedures allow patients to retain a more youthful appearance and improve the quality of their lives.

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Mentor Worldwide LLC

A Global Leader in Aesthetic Medicine

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.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Mentor has manufacturing and research operations in the United States, Mauritius, France, and the Netherlands.

Mentor has made breast implant devices for more than 20 years. Mentor's breast implants are for use in both breast augmentation and breast reconstruction and are of the highest quality, and made under strict standards of design and testing. Because of this, Mentor has achieved a tremendous level of respect in the medical community and is consistently recognized by physicians for outstanding product integrity. Learn about MemoryGel Breast Implants – our popular, U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved silicone implant.

Mentor continues to launch important line extensions to its existing products that add value to doctors and patients. In addition, the Company has made a number of strategic acquisitions and established key partnerships to expand its product portfolio. Mentor has leveraged its leadership position in aesthetics to expand into the cosmetic dermatology market through two development programs. The Company has acquired a range of next generation, non-animal, synthetic hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler products. Mentor has also acquired broad rights to a range of highly purified, next generation botulinum toxin products. Mentor continues to expand its product portfolio through internal innovation.


To be the trusted, global leader in aesthetic medicine among consumer and professionals by providing a broad range of innovative, science and clinically-based solutions to maintain, enhance and restore self-esteem and quality of life.


Mentor began as an urology company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Company started with four employees and initial capital of $50,000 and went public in 1970.

  • In 1984, Mentor acquired the Heyer-Schulte division of American Hospital Supply located in Irvine, California. The acquisition more than doubled Mentor's sales and diversified its product lines. Heyer-Schulte produced several implantable products, including breast implants, and gave Mentor a leading position in the plastic surgery market. Mentor moved its headquarters from Minneapolis to the Heyer-Schulte facilities in Santa Barbara in 1985.
  • In 1999, Mentor divested its ophthalmology division as a strategic decision to concentrate its future efforts in plastic and reconstructive surgery and urology where the Company had strong market leadership.
  • In May of 2006, Mentor divested the urology business in order to enhance shareholder value and focus more fully on expanding the company’s global position in the fast-growing field of aesthetic medicine.
  • In November of 2006, Mentor received Health Canada approval for its MemoryGel (silicone gel-filled) breast implants for use in breast augmentation and reconstruction surgery. Since the approval, the popularity of silicone gel-filled products has grown tremendously.


International sales rose steadily during the 1980s, and took a dramatic leap in 1991 following the opening of direct sales offices in Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. In 1993, the Company selected a European manufacturing site in Leiden, The Netherlands, which became operational in 1994.


Mentor’s business also includes a line of lipoplasty products for body aesthetics to help the healing process. Mentor recently expanded into the cosmetic dermatology market with the addition of TPREVELLE Silk Filler, a hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal filler that includes lidocaine to reduce the pain of injection. This product is the first in a line of “comfort” based HA products.

On Jan 23, 2009, Mentor was acquired by Johnson & Johnson and is a stand-alone business unit reporting through ETHICON Inc., a leading provider of suture, mesh, hemostats and other products for a wide range of surgical procedures. By joining forces, we aspire to be the trusted global leader in aesthetic medicine among both consumers and professionals by providing a broad range of innovative, science and clinical-based solutions to maintain, enhance, and restore self-esteem and quality of life. Simply said, our goal is to make life more beautiful.

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