The Truth on Brazilian Implants
Having breast implant not only limit to having it done by simply inserting a piece of silicone and viola! Being around for so many years now, the practice has evolved resulting to a lot of variations in implants and approaches.
Brazilian breast implants are one of the most popular ones out there as it is often asked for by a lot of women since it was known to give better results.
History on Brazilian Implants
Brazilian implants were introduced not long after the first silicone implant was produced by Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow in 1961. It is more formally called a Polyurethane Coated Implant, and its beginnings were marred by reports that it was unsafe to use. In 1991 UK have stopped the use of these kind of implants fearing that it may increase the risk of breast cancer.
However, polyurethane has already been noted to be safe for use inside the body since it was used in blood vessel grafts and pacemakers. Before an implant is made available for use it must also undergo a battery of tests in order to ensure safety. After 1970 a lot of reports and articles about the use of polyurethane coated implants confirmed that it is indeed safe for use.
Research done in the UK to confirm their previous theory proved that the risk of developing cancer for this type of implant is actually very low, less than one in a million to be exact. This led them to re-introduce the use to polyurethane coated implants in 2005.
These implants also approved by the Australian government’s regulatory body, which is the Therapeutic Goods Administration. By that Australian doctors are authorized to use this on their patients.
Benefits of Brazilian Implants
One major benefit of Brazilian Implants which made them widely popular is that it significantly reduces the risk of capsular contractures. This is the natural response of the body when a foreign body is placed inside the body. Overtime tissues form around it and then contracts providing pressure on the implants like shrimp wrap. This makes the implant hard to the touch. Although there are capsules naturally forming after every implant surgery, only excessive cases can make it disturbing and deformed and can be rather painful.
Brazilian or polyurethane coated implants also provide a softer and smoother appearance. Aside from preventing capsular contractures, Brazilians were found to have lesser complications compared to other implants.
What is it made of?
Unlike the usual silicone implant, a Brazilian has a polyurethane coating which gives it a furry texture like that of suede. This gives it its name as “super furry Brazilians.” This polyurethane foam surrounding the implants is what prevents it from forming capsular contractures.
These implants also come in different shapes, conical, round, teardrop, oval and anatomical. However they say that this type of implant is the most challenging to manipulate into position.
The fact that it reduces capsular contractures, which is one of the most common complications in typical breast augmentation, is what makes this type if implants widely asked for by a lot of women. For extensive information and the best advice it is still best to have a personal consultation with your surgeon.
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