Lightweight Breast Implants
Surgeon & implants – the key to achieving a beautiful shape, natural feel and lasting results.
The skills of the surgeon need to be combined with the quality of the implants and the right patient characteristics to achieve the desired results.
Over the last fifty years, surgical skills have come a long way but breast implants have evolved more slowly. The first generation implants were in the 1960s and had a high rupture rate. In the 1970s second generation implants failed with more ruptures, or silicone gel bleed where it leaked through the shell of the implant. The third generation devices in the 1980s were a great improvement with a barrier layer to reduce diffusion of silicone through the shell and better more cohesive silicone gels. In the 1990’s we saw the development of quality assurance into manufacturing techniques, more cohesive gels, form stable anatomical implants and the introduction of texturing. We also now have the option for a lighter weight implant.
B-Lite breast implants are the only lightweight option for augmentation and reconstruction.