Why some surgeons don’t offer Polyurethane Foam-Covered Silicone Breast Implants
Given the number of studies reporting the benefits of Polyurethane Foam-Covered Silicone Breast Implants, many people wonder why more Australian Breast Augmentation Surgeons don’t offer them to patients as one of their options.
There are several possible reasons as to why:
Some surgeons are unaware or are reluctant to admit that the not-uncommon complications of Capsular Contracture & Implant Displacement/Rotation with Smooth and Textured (“Rough”) Surface Implants are more common.
2. Different Techniques Are Required
Polyurethane Foam-Covered Silicone Breast Implants require subtle differences in technique compared to standard Smooth & Textured Implants to get the best possible results. And, it takes years to acquire the skills and differences in technique that will deliver the best results with Polyurethane Foam-Covered Breast Implants. Quite frankly, some surgeons cannot master the different techniques or don’t have the inclination to learn them. On the other hand, Dr George Mayson has been using these implants since 2010 and has witnessed first-hand their reported benefits. However, if for some reason you prefer Standard Smooth or Textured Implants, we can offer you those as well.
3. They’re More Expensive
Admittedly, Polyurethane Foam-Covered Breast Implants are more expensive because they’re costlier to produce. Accordingly, in the current era of cut-price Breast Augmentations, discounting clinics simply don’t offer them in order to keep their costs down and appear more attractive on total price. But what patients are not told is that with Smooth & Textured Implants, they are at a greater risk of repeat surgery for two of the commonest complications after Breast Augmentation: Capsular Contracture and Implant Displacement (moving out of position) – complications which Polyurethane Foam-Covered Breast Implants have been proven to dramatically reduce!
Want more information?
It’s always a good idea to do your own research on a subject like this so that you can make up your own mind and air any concerns during your consultation with your surgeon. Our article on Polyurethane Foam-Covered Silicone Implants is a good place to start.