Bioplast body jewelry is showing up from more and more manufacturers. It is especially popular for use with navel rings. This material is an alternative to metallic (surgical steel and titanium) body jewelry and provides several benefits that the other materials do not.
Most importantly, bioplast belly rings can be cleaned and sterilized very easily. Before inserting any new body jewelry, a piercer will autoclave it. This means that he or she will kill any germs or infections by heating the navel ring or other body jewelry to a very high temperature. Bioplast can be heated to 121 degrees Celsius, or approximately 250 degrees Fahrenheit. These scalding temperatures will easily kill any bacteria and ensure that the belly button rings are clean and safe to wear.
In addition to being so sterile, this material is more flexible than titanium and surgical steel navel rings. This allows for a greater range of movement and will reduce any tearing or stretching in the navel area. Sometimes, the rigidity of metallic belly rings provides less movement and they will rip open the fresh piercing which is not only painful, but can lead to severe infections.
Because bioplast is a bio-compatible material, it is less likely than metallic belly button rings to be rejected by the body. When the body rejects a new piercing, it will become infected and not heal properly. This new style of belly ring drastically reduces this effect and allows the belly button piercing to heal faster and with less swelling.
Navel ring wearers are especially grateful for bioplast navel rings because this style of belly rings is available in different colors. Prior to bioplast, the only synthetic material available was PTFE which was not available in color.
Belly button ring retailers are also fond of this style of navel ring because it is “self-threading.” When the belly ring reaches the consumer, this is typically not an issue but manufacturers certainly appreciate it. A self-threading belly button ring is one that can be cut to any size. The bioplast barbell is cut to the desired length, and the ends are threaded when the ball is screwed on for the first time. This is important because it allows for more flexibility in terms of length and it very valuable when creating pregnancy belly button rings.
Bioplast navel rings are typically no more expensive than the metallic navel rings of compatible styles. They are reportedly “the best material for belly button rings” because they offer so many more benefits than metallic rings but do not have a higher price.