The effect of weight
B-Lite® Lightweight Breast Implants

The tissues composing the breast naturally lose their elasticity over time, making them increasingly susceptible to the relentless force of gravity. More weight results in more stretch.

Significantly lighter than traditional implants

Reducing the implant weight will directly reduce the stress on your breasts, potentially improving your comfort, especially during sports and leisure activities.

The B-Lite® innovation

All breast implants are composed of a shell and a filler. The filler in traditional 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 - by permanently bonding tiny hollow spheres in the standard implantable-grade silicone gel, we can make implants significantly lighter.

B-Lite® implants further provide peace of mind by using the standard POLYTECH shell, which has been safely and successfully implanted in hundreds of thousands of augmentation and reconstruction procedures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The B-Lite® gel is created by permanently bonding tiny hollow spheres within the standard implantable-grade silicone gel, which makes the implants significantly lighter. Microspheres are widely used in a range of applications. They are biocompatible and can be found in medical devices and cosmetics.(1) 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 in space technology, offering significantly less weight. Microspheres are biocompatible and used in many kinds of medical applications e.g. in urology, oncology, gastroenterology, orthopedics and more(1).

 

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.(1) B-Lite® implants employ the clinically proven POLYTECH shell, used in hundreds of thousands of procedures.

The B-Lite® microspheres are small microscopic balls that are very strong yet extremely light. The microspheres are biocompatible and very stable.

 

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 urology, oncology, gastroenterology, orthopedics and more.(1) 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. Crush strength tests demonstrated that the borosilicate microspheres in B-Lite® can withstand pressures of over 200 psi (>13 atm), far beyond the pressure ranges women are predicted to be exposed to following implantation, including during flight and recreational diving.

 

It is the reflection of light on the microspheres within the gel.

 

Whilst white & opaque in visible light, the microspheres improve the quality of results in mammography and ultrasound.(2)

 

What is the effect of the implant weight on the breast tissue (comfort, longevity of results)?

Increased weight equals increased gravitational pull, which increases stress and strain on the breast and surrounding tissue. This can ultimately lead to sagging, as well as cause back and neck pain. Breast movement during activity exacerbates the effect of weight which can cause discomfort and increase the stress and strain on the breast tissue. Less weight equals less strain. It’s that simple.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Jacky Govrin-Yehudain is the developer of the B-Lite® lightweight breast implant.

Sources:

1. Govrin-Yehudain, Jacky et al: Lightweight Breast Implants: A Novel Solution for Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction Mammaplasty, Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Nov; 35(8): 965–971. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjv080

2. G&G Biotechnology data on file.