Breast expanders are very special implants that serve a purpose other than normal breast implants: they are primarily used in breast reconstruction after cancer surgery and prepare the body to receive the final implants. Therefore, they are only used temporarily and removed after a maximum of six months.
To preserve the tissue, breast expanders are used unfilled. Then they are gradually filled to the desired volume. POLYTECH manufactures a wide range of breast expanders, in order to offer patients a variety of solutions for their individual needs.
We focus mainly on anatomical breast expanders, because the most aesthetic results can be achieved with them. The shape of our breast expander is specially adapted to the models of our SublimeLine®. For this reason, they also bear the same names as the corresponding implants: Même®, Replicon®, Opticon® and Optimam®.
All POLYTECH breast expanders have a reinforced support surface to increase their stability and stretch the skin. In addition, part of the front of the Opticon® Expander is reinforced to ensure primary elongation in the lower segment. For the MeshForce ™ expanders, the reinforcement runs all the way down the back and half of the front to resist excessive stretch in the upper segment.
The surface of our expanders is textured (POLYtxt®). Depending on the shape (SublimeLine®), they have a standard distance valve (Même®) or an internal valve equipped with a permanent magnet (Replicon®, Opticon® and Optimam®). To locate the internal valve, each expander comes with a magnet finder.