Drooping of the breast is a very common reason why women have their breast implants changed or opt for further breast surgery. B-Lite implants are a third lighter than traditional silicone implants resulting in less drag on the breast tissue which helps to reduce the weight of the implant and significantly reduces the risk of requiring a second operation later on in life. To tell us more, we invited esteemed consultant plastic surgeon Mr Christopher Inglefield to share his expert insight on B-Lite implants.
What are B-lite breast implants?
The implant is filled with a microsphere enhanced silicone gel. The shell is of standard industry silicone, and the gel allows for a weight reduction of 30 per cent. The microspheres, made from high purity and biocompatible borosilicate, are fixed into the cohesive gel which allows for this weight reduction as compared to normal implants.
B-Lite breast implants are very safe. The highest quality silicone gel is used and a microsphere is added to reduce the weight of the implant.
The microspheres used in B-Lite breast implants are very safe. They are used in orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery without any risk of reaction in the body. B-Lites, like all high-quality breast implants, are guaranteed for life. In the unlikely event of rupture, they are replaced free of charge. They use the same high-quality silicone shell and gel, which gives a nice, soft, natural appearance.
The microspheres used within the silicone gel have a very low reaction within the tissue so there is no risk if the implants rupture.
The actual surgical procedure for inserting a B-Lite is exactly the same as any other breast implant. The implants come in all shapes and sizes, with smooth or textured surfaces. The only difference that we see from a surgical point of view is a slightly longer incision to insert the implants, half a centimetre to a centimetre longer than in other types of breast surgery. The scars heal very well so the length of the scar is of no concern to patients.
Patients describe the feel of the implants as very natural and light, without a sensation of heaviness of the implants. In addition, the long term outcomes with B-Lite breast implants are reported to be very good with high patient satisfaction.
If you want to know more about B-lite breast implants, make an appointment with London-based plastic surgeon, Mr Inglefield by visiting his Top Doctors profile today.