Patients

Silimed is recognized for the quality and safety of its products, for its collaboration with plastic surgeons, and for producing products that meet the individual needs of patients.

Silimed's main interest is to provide satisfaction and wellness to its customers, and therefore it provides innovation, such as the pioneering printing of serial numbers on each implant, facilitating product traceability. It also provides benefits to customers, such as the Silimed Product Replacement Program (PSPS).

Silimed Product Replacement Program (PSPS)

Choosing Silimed will provide your patient with the peace of mind of purchasing safe and quality breast implants, which also offers a product replacement program in cases of rupture due to manufacturing defects or Baker grades III or IV capsular contractures.

After placement, silicone breast implants are naturally involved by a capsule of tissue, which is a normal reaction of the body. In some patients, this capsule becomes vigorous enough to harden the breast and even change its shape, giving it an unsightly, hardened, and sometimes painful shape. Therefore, it is a reactive manifestation of the body in the presence of a foreign body, which isolates it through the layer of tissue that forms around it, known as the fibrous capsule or fibrotic capsule. This reaction of the body is known as capsular contracture. There are four grades, as classified by Baker, and our program coverage includes grades III and IV.

Frequent Questions

What is the PSPS?

The PSPS is the Silimed Product Replacement Program, a product replacement program in the event of ruptured breast implants due to a manufacturing defect or Baker's grade III or IV capsular contracture.

What is the Capsular Contracture?
After placement, silicone implants are naturally involved by a capsule of tissue, which is a normal reaction of the body. In some patients, this capsule becomes vigorous enough to harden the breast and even change its shape, giving it an unsightly, hardened, and sometimes painful shape. This reaction of the body is known as capsular contracture.
How does the PSPS work?

Silimed will replace silicone gel filled breast implants covered with textured surfaces (TRUE TEXTURE) or polyurethane (PURE POLYURETHANE) in the following situations:

–  Capsular Contraction 

Although it is a natural manifestation of the body, the replacement will be done in cases of capsular contracture of Baker III and IV for a primary augmentation surgery or a first reconstruction surgery, with the subsequent periods counted from the date of the surgery:

  • Pure Polyurethane: 10 years 
  • True Texture: Period of up to 10 years for interventions carried out from 05/03/2017 and up to 6 years for those carried out between 09/01/2014 and 05/03/2017.

 

–  Rupture of the implant due to a manufacturing defect, with lifetime replacement in case of proven rupture of the breast implant due to a manufacturing defect.

What documents are required to apply for the PSPS?
  • Imaging tests (ultrasound, tomography or magnetic resonance) 
  • Stamped and signed medical report explaining the incident in detail 
  • The invoice or patient card that follows inside the product package

All documents must be legible.

In what situations would I not be eligible for PSPS?
  • Dissatisfaction with the size of the implant or the cosmetic result;

 

  • Rupture of the implant caused by reasons other than a manufacturing defect, such as: rupture caused during a mammogram, among others;

 

  • Contraction of Baker's capsule grade I or II;

 

  • When the event of rupture due to a manufacturing defect or a Baker grade III or IV capsule contracture does not have examination/photographs and medical report as initial evidence;

 

  • When the patient does not present a physical copy of the patient card provided during or after the surgery or a copy of the purchase invoice;

 

  • In the case of non-primary surgeries, that is, when it comes to revision augmentation, seroma or any other reason for reoperation.
How to contact us for any question?
If you still have questions, please contact SILIMED through our email address: assessoria@silimed.com.br or 08009424199

Patient Card

To offer even more safety to patients, each box of Silimed implants is accompanied by a patient card, on which the plastic surgeon or the team labels the serial number, reference and volume of each implant.

Therefore, this card must be kept by the patient who has undergone the surgical procedure with the insertion of a silicone implant and must be presented by him before mammographic examinations or mineral bone densitometry.

In the event that the patient wishes to undergo surgery to change the silicone implant, this card must be presented to the plastic surgeon to select the new implant.

Security

Always with the objective of the safety and well-being of our clients, Silimed acts with transparency, providing important information for the knowledge of patients.

Patient Registration

Silimed products are always monitored, even after they are sold.

If you have purchased a Silimed implant, please fill in your name, product, and surgery information so that we can update your record and better serve you, the patients.

Please remember to ask your plastic surgeon after surgery for the patient card that is sent in the implant package.