Up to 30% lighter than conventional implants – B-Lite® implants reduce the stress and strain on the breast soft tissue, and maintain the shape and appearance of the breast in the long term.
Developed to overcome the limitations of traditional breast implants by considerably reducing gravitational stress, B-Lite® applies groundbreaking technology, combining well known and clinically proven materials in an innovative way to provide natural fullness, feel and strength with a significantly lighter implant weight.
Once patients hold the B-Lite® implant during pre-op consultation, the intuitive understanding of the benefits related to the reduced weight empowers them to seek B-Lite®.
B-Lite® implants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate the wide variety of patient needs and preferences.
Up to 30% lighter than traditional implants, they provide the same fullness and firmness look and feel.
To achieve this, B-Lite® combine proven materials with breakthrough technology: the standard silicone gel filling is enhanced with special microspheres and is designed to reduce the effects of gravity. The result is an implant that combines comfort with sustainable aesthetics.
B-Lite® breast implants minimise stress on the breast and connective tissue – even with large models. Thus, they retain a natural, attractive shape and ensure a more relaxed wear.
The B-Lite® series implants are currently manufactured in round and anatomical shapes.
The significant weight reduction is achieved through the unique and proprietary B-Lite® gel, a microsphere-enhanced cohesive implantable-grade silicone gel. The microspheres are inert, ultra-high purity, hollow, borosilicate microspheres that are broadly used in space technology as a lightweight yet robust solution. Microspheres are used and approved in numerous clinical applications.
The B-Lite® microspheres are permanently bonded within the surrounding cohesive silicone gel. By employing selective spatial positioning and by chemically bonding the microspheres to the gel network, less silicone gel is required and extra reinforcement is achieved. Even in the unlikely event of rupture, the microspheres are designed to remain bound within the gel.
Whilst white & opaque in visible light, the microspheres improve the quality of results in mammography and ultrasound.(2)
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.
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.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Jacky Govrin-Yehudain is the inventor of the B-Lite® lightweight breast implant.
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.