The breast is a relatively unstable, unsupported and dynamic organ. It does not have weight support mechanisms such as muscles or bones and goes through significant internal and external stresses and strains over the lifetime of a woman (pregnancy, lactation, weight changes, exercise, etc.), which may result in loss of volume and / or sagging.
Up to 30% lighter than traditional implants, B-Lite® implants reduce gravitational stress on the breast soft-tissue, as well as retain shape and form in the long term. The reduction in weight will directly reduce the stress on your breasts, potentially improving your comfort - especially when doing sports and leisure activities.
How are B-Lite® implants different from other implants?
All breast implants are composed of a shell and a filler. The filler in traditional, heavy implants is either Silicone gel or Saline (salt water). The B-Lite® innovation is in the unique combination of well known, clinically proven materials to create a lightweight filler.
What is the B-Lite® gel made of?
The B-Lite® gel is created by permanently bonding tiny hollow spheres within the standard medical grade silicone gel, which makes the implants up to 30% lighter. Microspheres are widely used in a range of applications. They are biocompatible and can be found in medical devices and cosmetics. The microspheres are integrated within the cohesive gel and their bonding to the gel remains intact even in the unlikely case of the implant rupturing.
The B-Lite® gel incorporates technology used by NASA and has an excellent safety profile and characteristics, offering significantly less weight while providing a natural look and feel.
B-Lite® lightweight implants are relatively new to the market so how can patients be assured that they are safe?
B-Lite® implants were developed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists and engineers, then extensively tested over the course of 10 years before being offered to patients.
All materials used in the production of the CE marked B-Lite® implants are well documented, safe, inert, biocompatible, and have a long history of use in medicine. B-Lite® implants employ the standard POLYTECH shell, which has been used for hundreds of thousands of patients with an excellent safety record.
What are the B-Lite® microspheres?
The B-Lite® microspheres are small microscopic balls that are very strong yet extremely light. The microspheres are biocompatible and very stable.
Are microspheres safe?
Yes. Microspheres are already widely used in a range of applications. They are biocompatible and can be found in medical devices and cosmetics. Microspheres are common in dentistry, orthopedics, urology and many other medical fields. The microspheres are integrated within the cohesive gel and their bonding to the gel remains intact even in the unlikely case of the implant rupturing. The microspheres will not change in size or shape under temperatures and pressures that humans can normally withstand. There is no concern with flying, recreational diving, mountain climbing, etc.