Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Philippines

Available Breast Implants in the Philippines

How would you feel if you traveled to a foreign country to have breast augmentation and the specific breast implant you prefer is not available there? The purpose of this article is to inform prospective patients about the kinds of breast implants that are available in Metro Manila, Philippines.

There are various kinds of breast implants. In general, the most commonly used are filled with either silicone or a saline (salt water) solution. The soft outer shell is either smooth or textured. There are various sizes available, as well as shapes and profiles.

In the Philippines, the patient has a choice of the following brands: McGhan, CUI, Mentor or Eurosilicone. In general, round smooth surfaced or textured surfaced implants are readily available and the patient does not have to make a special orders.

If the patient desires anatomically shaped implants, please be advised that these are not in stock by distributors of all the major brands of implants. A special order has to be placed, and it takes from 2 to 3 weeks before the anatomical implants can be delivered.

The following is a list of the specific implants that are readily available:

McGHAN IMPLANTS:

McGhan Style 40: Intrashiel TM Barrier Shell, smooth surfaced, silicone gel filled, round implants with "standard" projection. Available volumes: 180 cc, 200 cc, 220 cc, 240 cc, 260 cc, 280 cc, 300 cc, 320 cc, 340 cc, and 360 cc.

(Intrashiel TM Barrier Shell is a unique design for significantly reducing silicone diffusion.)

McGhan Style 45: Intrashiel TM Barrier Shell smooth surfaced, silicone gel filled, round implants with "full" projection. Available volumes: 160 cc, 200 cc, 240 cc, 280 cc, 320 cc, 360 cc, and 400 cc.

McGhan Style 110: Biocell TM textured, silicone gel filled, round implants with "moderate" projection. Available volumes: 180 cc, 210 cc, 240 cc, 270 cc, and 300 cc.

(Biocell TM Texture is designed to reduce the chance of capsular contracture and to promote tissue adherence which may help maintain positioning.)

McGhan Style 120: Biocell TM textured, silicone gel filled, round implants with "full" projection.
Available volumes: 180 cc, 220 cc, 260 cc, 300 cc, 340 cc, and 400 cc.

McGhan Style 68: Matrix of Saline Filled implants, round, moderate profile.
Available volumes: 240-270 cc, 270-300 cc, 300-330 cc, and 330-360 cc.

McGhan Style 68 HP: Matrix of Saline Filled implants, round, high profile.
Available volumes: 320-340 cc, 350-380 cc, 400-430 cc.

McGhan Style 410 and Style 410 Soft Touch TM implants are anatomical shaped implants incorporating these different technologies: BioDimensional TM cohesive gel-filled, Biocell TM Textured, Intrashiel TM Barrier Shell. These implants are not available in Manila and a special order has to be placed with McGhan. There is a minimum 2-week waiting period between ordering and delivery of the implants. A deposit of 50% is required upon placing the order.

CUI IMPLANTS

CUI SLD: CUI DRIE TM smooth, silicone gel filled, round implants, low profile
Available volumes: 170 cc, 200 cc, 230 cc, 260 cc, 290 cc, 320 cc, 350 cc, 380 cc, 410 cc.

(DRIE TM refers to Diffusion Rate Inhibiting Envelope barrier shell technology to reduce silicone diffusion.)

CUI SHD: CUI DRIE TM smooth, silicone gel filled, round implants, high profile
Available volumes: 190 cc, 230 cc, 260 cc, 300 cc, 340 cc, 380 cc, 410 cc.

CUI MLP: CUI Round MicroCell TM textured, silicone-gel filled, round implants, low profile
Available volumes: 170 cc, 200 cc, 230 cc, 260 cc, 290 cc, 320 cc.

(MicroCell TM is textured surface technology designed to minimize capsular contracture by disturbing the linearization of fibrotic collagen while encouraging mild tissue adherence for a favorable tissue to implant interface.)

CUI MHP: CUI Round MicroCell TM textured, silicone-gel filled, round implants, high profile
Available volumes: 190 cc, 230 cc, 260 cc, 300 cc, 340 cc, 380 cc, 410 cc.

MENTOR IMPLANTS

Mentor Cohesive I Siltex Textured Round Moderate Profile implants
Available volume: 225 cc

(Cohesive I TM is the standard cohesive level gel used in Mentor implants. It is the softest gel in Mentor's line-up.)

Mentor Cohesive I Siltex Textured Round Moderate Plus Profile implants
Available volume: 225 cc

Mentor Cohesive I Siltex Textured Round High Profile implants
None available - special order needed

Mentor Cohesive I Smooth Round Moderate Profile implants
Available volumes: 200 cc, 225 cc, 250 cc, 275 cc, 300 cc, 350 cc

Mentor Cohesive I Smooth Round Moderate Plus Profile implants
Available volumes: 200 cc, 225 cc, 250 cc, 275 cc, 300 cc, 350 cc

Mentor Cohesive I Smooth Round High Profile implants
Available volumes: 200 cc, 225 cc, 250 cc, 275 cc, 300 cc, 350 cc

Mentor Cohesive II TM implants are made of a slightly firmer gel, resulting in a firmer feeling implant. This gel is used in textured Round, Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile and Becker implants. These implants have to be specially ordered from Mentor with a 1-2 week waiting period for delivery.

Mentor Cohesive III TM is the most cohesive gel, used in Contour Profile anatomically-shaped implants. These implants are not readily available and have to be specially ordered from Mentor with a 1-2 week waiting period for delivery.

EUROSILICONE IMPLANTS

E.S. 26 - Smooth Surface Paragel Low Profile implants
Available volumes: 220 cc, 240 cc, 260 cc, 280 cc, 325 cc, 375 cc

E.S. 28 - Smooth Surface Paragel High Profile implants
Available volumes: 120 cc, 140 cc, 160 cc, 180 cc, 200 cc, 220 cc, 240 cc, 260 cc, 280 cc, 300 cc, 325 cc, 350 cc, 375 cc, 400 cc, 450 cc, 500 cc, 600 cc

E.S. 46 - Smooth Surface Standard Gel, Low Profile implants
Available volume: 240 cc

E.S. 48 - Smooth Surface Standard Gel, High Profile implants
Available volumes: 160 cc, 180 cc, 200 cc, 220 cc, 350 cc, 375 cc, 400 cc

E.S. 56 - Smooth Surface, Inflatable Saline Implants
Available volumes: 160 cc, 200 cc, 220 cc, 375 cc

E.S. 81 - Textured Surface, Paragel, High Profile Implants
Available volumes: 180 cc, 200 cc, 220 cc, 240 cc, 260 cc, 280 cc, 300 cc, 325 cc, 350 cc, 375 cc.

E.S. 102, 102N - Anatomic cohesive gel implants
These are not readily available and have to be specially ordered. It takes 3 weeks for delivery of these implants.

 

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Carlos I. Lasa, Jr., Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

Korben Place
3rd Floor, 91 Roces Avenue cor. Scout Tobias St.,
Quezon City, Philippines

Tel (632)-374-6092
Cellphone +639178229014

Email Dr. Carlos Lasa, Jr. or
info@cosmeticsurgeryphil.com

 

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