A lighter way!
Since they were first introduced in the 1960’s, breast implants haven’t got any lighter and the material inside them hasn’t altered. All this is about to change – B-Lite breast implants have been designed by Dael Govreen, a biochemical engineer and Plastic Surgeon Jacky Govrin, in Israel who have developed the implants consisting of a clinically proven, licenced shell which is filled with microspheres mixed with cohesive silicone gel making the implant about 30% lighter.
What does this mean for the future? The weight of an implant can cause the breast to sag over time, and women may require further surgery to maintain a good breast shape. B-Lite implants may offer an alternative solution by providing a light-weight implant that maintains shape while increasing volume, and therefore reducing the risk of sagging.
I recently travelled to Haifa, Israel to assist in surgery and meet patients who have had the B-Lite implants. I have held meetings to plan the UK Clinical Study which we hope to start soon. The implants have received the European ‘CE Mark’ approval in August 2013 and will be launched in the UK in the near future.