Furry Brazilian Breast implants—the name sounds intriguing (and fun!) but what are they?
Not yet approved by the FDA, these silicone-based breast implants are named after their outer, suede-like appearance. They are encased in a foam-like substance, and you won't be surprised to hear that they feel furry.
Furry breast implants have been around since at least 1969, during which time studies have documented only a 1% incident of capsular contraction.
With some studies showing that 10% of all women with traditional breast implants experience this complication, furry implants could help prevent one of the most common negative side effects of breast augmentation.
Still, furry Brazilian implants are not approved in the USA.
There’s a likely chance that this is because the FDA process is tedious and incredibly expensive. Of course there are always two sides to every debate, and while many people love furry breast implants, others have their doubts. Some argue furry breast implants are not yet FDA-approved because over time the polyurethane outer layer on the breast implant begins to wear off.
It still remains unclear what the body does with these materials, and some worry polyurethane leads to chronic inflammation. Arguably, this type of material has been used in pace makers and other implants without problems for many years, plus thousands of women swear by them. In fact, they are one of the most popular implants in other nations including England, Mexico, and Brazil. And some women even decide to have surgery outside of the states just to get Furry Brazilian implants.
Thoughts from Dr. Jeremy PyleFurry brazilian implants are called that because they are covered with a soft coating called polyurethane. They were used for a period of time because they lower the capsular contracture rate then immediately removed from the market when it was realized the polyurethane, when in the body, gets converted to something called toluene.
Both Polyurethane and toluene are better known for their industrial uses (think wood stain and paint thinner than they are for the healthy attributes. Implants and breast augmentation are great. Using industrial wood stain and paint thinners are not great and are known carcinogens.
The FDA isn't perfect but it does a good job of protecting Americans from stuff like this.