Silimed Polyurethane Breast Implants
Silimed has operated in the market since 1978 serving the plastic surgery community with the manufacturing & distribution of products of the highest quality to satisfy a broad range of needs. In order to achieve this we have developed the best possible partnerships in technology development, raw material suppliers, regulatory bodies, universities and surgeon.
As a result of this work we are renowned worldwide and operate in over 70 countries, in 5 continents. We comply with all formal requirements of each Ministry of Health in the countries where Silimed has partners. We are ISO-9001-2000 & EN13485:2003 certified, have GMP from ANVISA (Brazil) and GMP from the FDA. Our products bear the CE mark and are listed on the ARTG in Australia and in New Zealand on WAND with the Ministry of Health.
As constant improvement moves us forward we are always looking at growing market demands and investing heavily in the development of state-of-the-art products to meet patients and surgeon’s needs.
BioDesign Breast Implants
The BioDesign Collection of mammary implants represents the sum of our experience with the modern and sophisticated needs of an ever demanding market. The innovation represented by this line is the variety of shapes in the base and profile with four different projections for each model, resulting in the right choice of implant for the patient. BioDesign is a line of mammary implants which helps the physician to plan and develop a customised result for the biotype of the patient.
In addition to the broad range of shapes and dimensions, our implants all contain the high performance BIODESIGN gel that is an integral part of this new line. The range includes a flat, malleable base that adapts to the thoracic wall and maintains the projection described in the catalogue, as well as a more tapered and flexible edge, which is less palpable and visible. Since the base is flat, the implants are filled with more gel (of great elasticity and memory) with the result that there is a reduced tendency to deform after implantation, leaving the breasts perfectly natural. We have added the D measurement (otherwise known as the Lower Ventral Curvature) to our tables, which measure from the base to the peak projection of the implant. There is a coloured marking spot, to guide the physician to the desired position in relation to the nipple-areola-complex making the choice of implant even easier. The use of this measurement is entirely the physicians choice.
PURE POLYURETHANE FOAM COATED BREAST IMPLANTS
One of the physicians main objectives while planning surgery, be it aesthetic or reconstructive, is to minimize the possibility of capsular contracture, rotation or downward displacement.
With this in mind, the BIODESIGN polyurethane foam coated mammary implants provide significant advantages compared to other types of implants. Over the last twenty years, several peer reviewed scientific studies have been published with a large number of patients that point towards very low rates of capsular contracture, which, in some studies, amounts to around only 1-2% after 15 years of implantation.
These low rates with longer term effects are attributed to the micro-encapsulation of the fibroblasts on the polyurethane foam matrix. Due to this active scarring process, instead of a single linear capsule with great contractile ability (as occurs around textured and smooth implants) what is observed is the formation of micro capsules around each polyurethane strut, thus neutralising the contraction vectors. As a consequence, the occurrence of capsular contracture is drastically reduced. Another major benefit of the polyurethane foam is its ability to adhere to the surrounding tissues, reducing the occurrence of displacement or rotation of the implant to a negligible value.
These unique characteristics of the polyurethane foam, combined with the gel of great elasticity and memory, result in breasts which are natural and soft to the touch with the minimum risk of capsular contracture. Confidence in product performance is reflected in our product replacement program.