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Question:

are surgical stainless steel and surgical steel the same thing?

i got the belly button ring from icing and its surgical steel are they the same things?

Answer:

There are several different grades and specifications that are referred to collectively as surgical steel, or Surgical stainless steel Non-stainless steel is not used for piercings and sutures and the like, because of the obvious reason that it tends to rust. The most common grade referred to as surgical is 316L, which is also used for food handling equipment. 316L is tough and very durable and has outstanding corrosion resistance. But it is moderately expensive. Very cheap body jewelry may be made out of cheaper grades of stainless steel like 304 or even the dirt-cheap 409. 304 is less corrosion resistant than 316L ; Almost nothing good can be said of type 409, except that's it cheap. 409 is not technically known as surgical, but some manufacturers may claim it is, to increase their asking price and also to cause buyer confusion. Surgical tools, which are not meant to be implanted, are usually made of the well known 440C, which is extremely strong and excellent at holding and edge, but it is not very corrosion resistant and it is brittle. 440C is not usually considered surgical. It's also used to make kitchen knives.
Sep 27, 2017
There are different grades of surgical steel. I'd look for something that says, implant surgical steel. I have the same trouble as your mother, but my daughter's is worse. This is not saying that you will have problems. but better safe!
Sep 27, 2017
yes they are same kind of steel
Sep 27, 2017

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