In 1965 DOCTOR H.G. Arion, plastic surgeon and physician, invented the first inflatable prosthesis in the world. Since then, millions of women took advantage from this innovation. To this inventive genius and passionate, it was necessary to add rigor, method, creativity and perfection. It is the sum of these values that is met in every single implant today and that makes Laboratoires Arion a reference of high level to the professionals of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

With over 45 years of experience, Arion has been a pioneer in the breast implant industry.

JC Arion, HG Arion’s son, current CEO of the company as well as scientist and dedicated technician, is encouraging the innovative development of our breast implants from day to day. Thereby establishing the founding principles of the Arion company: creativity, innovation and professional ethics are the keystones of this family business devoted to the imperatives of high technology.
Therefore, if Arion is a world leader in breast implants, it is by virtue of our expertise and skills.

Our research and development department and production facilities are located in the High-Technology Park at Sophia Antipolis and our implants, designed and manufactured in France, meet the most stringent quality requirements.

Today, Arion still has a number of innovations in the pipeline and is developing top-of-the-range breast implants for optimum safety and impeccable cosmetic outcomes. Patient well-being and health together with satisfaction on the part of our surgeons are our main priorities.


1994 - 2000

The company ARION Laboratories was founded in 1994 by Dr. Ingrid Arion and its current president Jean Claude Arion. Supported by Henry Gilbert Arion, surgeon inventor of inflatable breast implants in 1965, the company Laboratoires Arion already has an experience of 30 years in research and clinical trials that allow it to be at the forefront of technology and safety of breast implants. During this period, Laboratories Arion developed implants containing saline or CMC hydrogel. The Scientific Board of Laboratories Arion believes that silicone gel implants of older generation still do not offer enough safety for the patients (insufficient cohesiveness of silicone gels, envelopes prone to perspiration, structural weakness at the level of occlusion discs). The older generation silicone gel implants are further prohibited in the United States and were prohibited in France from 1995 to 2001.

2000 – 2010

During this decade, all technologies relating to breast implants have evolved significantly. Laboratoires Arion have validated scientific tests of human biocompatibility and non-toxicity of CMC hydrogels (initial experiments conducted by Dr. Henri Gilbert Arion date from 1984?). Laboratoires Arion have also fully integrated in their entire range the exclusive concept of Monobloc, autogenous welding of occlusion discs on multilayer envelopes of implants.
The quality of medical silicone gels has also greatly progressed (cohesiveness, purity of the raw material supplied by Nusil and FDA-approved), enabling the Laboratoires Arion to finally develop a range of silicone gel implants of the latest generation that also take advantage of the Monobloc exclusive sealing system.

Today and tomorrow...

With an experience curve of more than 40 years validated by several scientific publications, Laboratoires Arion now offer a range of top quality implants designed according to the best available techniques with regard to safety of the patients




Round Implant

The influence of gravity tends to diminish the curve of the upper breast, making the chest look flatter and less full. This type of implant fills out the existing mammary tissue by augmenting the volume, especially higher up, giving the breast a more domed shape.

Using medical silicone for long term implantations, complying with ISO 14949 and approved by FDA

Implants with CE marking certified by the notified organization KIWA

Autogenous welding of occlusion disc with the envelope to ensure the lowest possible rupture rate

Barrier layer in the envelope to prevent the silicone oils from being diffused in the body

Implants conforming to the regulatory performance required by ISO 14607


Round implants (Monobloc-Silicone) – MICROTEXTURED

Implants can be smooth, textured or micro-textured.

A special process may be carried out to make the surface a little rough to promote adhesion to surrounding tissue. Such adhesion prevents rotation of an anatomical implant and has an impact on the development of capsular contraction. A textured implant may require a longer incision because it is more difficult to insert. This can oblige the surgeon to exert more force, which exacerbates the risk of damaging the implant and may reduce its lifetime.

Factors like the position of the implant, its size and the amounts of skin and tissue covering it can affect how it feels on palpation, e.g. prepectoral implants tend to be more palpable than retropectoral ones.


Arion breast implants can be filled with different substances.

The silicone gel used in MONOBLOC® silicone SoftOne® implants is viscous, i.e. it is not liquid so it will remain stable and keep its shape even if the covering ruptures. Its viscosity makes its consistency close to that of the mammary gland tissue.

The aqueous gel used in MONOBLOC® Hydrogel CMC implants is made of cellulose and normal saline. It is soluble in water and radio-transparent, making it more compatible with screening for and diagnosing mammary disease. Its viscosity also makes its consistency close to that of mammary gland tissue.

Aqueous CMC gel is currently the only alternative filling substance between silicone and normal saline.


An implant’s profile will depend on its frontward projection from the chest wall.

Round MONOBLOC® silicone implants are available in Low, High, Intermediate, Extra High and Ultra-High profiles.


Hereafter are presented the cumulated rupture rate* for the Monobloc® – Silicone SoftOne® by texture:


Complication 2 years of Implantation 5 years of Implantation 10 years of Implantation
Rupture % 0,00 0,023 0,046
Survival Rate % 100,00 99,08 99,95

Table 1: Cumulated rupture rate at 2, 5 and 10 years for smooth implants


Complication 2 years of Implantation 5 years of Implantation 10 years of Implantation
Rupture % 0,019 0,027 0,047
Survival Rate % 99,98 99,97 99,95

Table 2: Cumulated rupture rate at 2, 5 and 10 years for microtextured implants


Complication 2 years of Implantation 5 years of Implantation 10 years of Implantation
Rupture % 0,017 0,039 0,060
Survival Rate % 99,98 99,96 99,94

Table 3: Cumulated rupture rate at 2, 5 and 10 years for textured implants


*Calculated from PMS data between 2002 and 2020


Arion commits itself with the Serenity pack, which is a real guarantee of satisfaction for you.

The Laboratoires Arion, in case of loss of integrity of the implant envelope meaning a re-operation, replace the damaged implant free of charge, and possibly contribute to the operation charges according to the conditions of the Arion Serenity Pack.

For more information on the Serenity Pack, please ask your surgeon.




Book your slots NOW with the TOP 3 Verified Plastic Surgeons who 100 % recommend ARION Monobloc-Silicone SoftOne® for you to make smart, beautiful choices for yourself!

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    03-3884 3884

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    Merchant Square, A-1-3A,
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    47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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    012-334 8873

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    Klinik Plastic Surgery Soma SJ Klinical Aesthetics Sdn. Bhd.

    No. 60, Ground Floor, Jalan SS 15/5A,
    47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

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    03-5634 4404