Lightweight Breast Implants

Surgeon & implants – the key to achieving a beautiful shape, natural feel and lasting results.


B-Lite Temporary Certificate Suspension 16th February 2021

Polytech Health and Aesthetics GmbH, a leading manufacturer of world-class breast implants recently stated that the presence of the B-Lite filling material was identified on the surface of the B-Lite implants. However, this was not due to any concern with the integrity of the shell of the implant but their analysis is that a droplet quantity of filling material containing the gel and microspheres touched the outer surface of the shell during manufacturing. They state the following: These findings do not pose a risk to patients’ safety but as a responsible manufacturer have voluntarily halted B-Lite shipments while they work with their notifiable body Medical Devices Certification GmbH (MDC) to address the issue. Microspheres are used throughout the body in many medical procedures….they do not pose a safety risk….the microspheres identified on the surface of B-Lite implants before and after are covered by a veil of cured silicone which further strengthens their adherence to the implant’s surface….B-Lite implants have gone though the most rigorous research, development and testing over 10 years prior to introduction….since then they have exceeded every required industry test prior to and post market….tens of thousands of implants have been used by surgeons in over 50 countries in the last 7 years.


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Why have B-Lite implants been of interest to surgeons and patients?

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.  With the option of a lighter weight implant since 2014, the idea of having less weight dragging within the breast has been an attractive concept to consider.

B-Lite breast implants are the only lightweight option for augmentation and reconstruction.

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Up to 30% lighter!

"I’m a regular runner and didn’t want implants that weigh me down and bounce excessively."

The implant volume you want, now lighter!
New B-Lite lightweight implants are up to 30% lighter than traditional implants. B-Lite implants reduce gravitational stress on the breast soft-tissue, as well as retaining shape and form stability in the long term.

B-Lite Implants: Extreme Stress Test by Philip Turton

Why A Patient Might Choose B-Lite

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

Breast tissue is similar to a rubber-band – when stretched too much, it doesn’t return to its original shape.

Reducing the weight of the breast implant reduces the pull of gravity on the breast.

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"Why carry extra weight when you don’t need to?"

New breast implants for the active woman

B-Lite lightweight implants are an option for women who lead an active lifestyle who are looking for a lighter weight implant. Up to 30% lighter than traditional implants, B-Lite lightweight implants reduce gravitational stress on the breast soft-tissue, as well as retain shape and form stability in the long term.

The Technology

B-Lite lightweight breast implants combine well known and clinically proven materials in an innovative way to provide natural fullness, feel and strength with minimal weight.

Microspheres are the magic ingredient. By permanently bonding tiny hollow spheres in the medical grade silicone gel the manufacturer makes implants up to 30% lighter than the equivalent all-silicone implants.

The microspheres are reported to be very strong – they easily withstand pressure experienced during flights and diving.

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"My B-Lites feel so natural, its like they were always a part of me."

The Professional Opinion 

“I have found this implant to be highly effective for several groups, including women wanting larger volume implants, or those wanting to have their implants renewed (exchange implant surgery) and also for women who need mastopexy augmentation”

Philip Turton, Specialist Breast and Aesthetic Breast Surgeon


“The weight of the implant may influence the age-related changes that normally take place in breasts.”

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

B-Lite was associated with shorter recovery and return to work times, alongside reduced pain levels when compared to implantation of traditional silicone breast implants.”

Dr Kai Uwe Schlaudraff, Plastic Surgeon, Geneva.

(Presented at American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual meeting 2016)

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