Polyurethane Foam-Coated Silicone Implants Popular for Breast Augmentation
There are a number of different implant options available these days: they differ in filling, shape, and outer coating. However, one of the most popular options is Polyurethane Foam-Covered Silicone Implants, commonly nicknamed “Furries” due to their furry-feeling outer layer. Made by Polytech in Germany for over 25 years and used in more than 60 countries worldwide, these implants dramatically reduce the chances of Capsular Contracture and Implant Displacement – the commonest reasons for repeat surgery.
Why the popularity?
As reported in a 10-year North American Study completed only 6 years ago, the two commonest complications after breast augmentation with traditional Smooth and Textured implants are:
- Capsular Contracture (the breast feels firmer due to contracture of the fibrous capsule around the implant)
- Implants moving out of position.
Studies have shown that Polyurethane Foam-Covered Silicone Implants dramatically reduce the risks of these two complications and by doing so, lower your risks of repeat surgery. Since their introduction into Australia in 2009, a lot of women have reported high levels of satisfaction with these special implants, leading to a lot of word-of-mouth buzz about them.
Who makes them?
The Polyurethane Foam-Covered Silicone Implants currently available in Australia are manufactured by Polytech in Germany. Polytech manufactures only the highest-quality breast implants, has done so for over 25 years and currently exports to over 60 countries worldwide.
We are one of Australia’s largest users of Polyurethane Foam-Covered Silicone Implants
Although at Breast Excellence we offer ALL types of breast implants, the overwhelming majority of our patients choose these implants on account of their safety record.
What if my surgeon doesn’t use them?
If you’re considering a breast augmentation, you should at least be given the opportunity to consider these proven-safer implants.
If you find that the surgeon you are seeing does not offer these implants, or has only limited experience in their use, you owe it to yourself to seek a second opinion from one that does.
How you would you feel if your Smooth or Textured implants developed Capsular Contracture or moved out of position – requiring further surgery at considerable additional cost – and your surgeon had not even offered you the choice of Polyurethane Foam-Covered Implants which may have prevented the complication?