Polyurethane-coated implants: are they a significant advance?
Recently, there has been lots of information in the press about the use of polyurethane implants for breast enlargement, and there has been a resurgence in their use.
The main advantages of polyurethane implants over conventional textured implants are that they:
- Reduce the rate of capsular contracture.
- Reduce the risk of implant descent.
The polyurethane-coated implant adheres to your natural body skin internally, and because of this adherence, the rate of capsular contracture is reported to be in the region of 1 in 100 rather than 6% to 10% with conventional textured silicone implants.
Polyurethane implants have been used for many years in Brazil and Europe, and are often used for people who have developed capsules with traditional implants.
The other main advantage of the polyurethane implants is that they adhere internally to your breasts and unlike traditional silicone implants do not tend to be affected so much by gravity.
Gravity effects with the traditional implants can cause lowering of the implants and bottoming out in which the lower portion of the breasts is stretched unnaturally.