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Why Smooth Implants Are the Better Option

Breast Augmentation With Implants

If you’ve decided to reshape your figure with a breast augmentation procedure, these questions may seem familiar:

What size implant should I choose? Round or Teardrop? Saline or Silicone Gel?

Your initial consultation will allow you to have all these answered and more. Among your choices will be the surface of breast implants; smooth or textured?

If you’re just beginning your journey toward breast enhancement, you might not know why these details are important, or why various textures exist at all. The following will help shed light on the two different types and why smooth may be the better option for you.

Why are there two different implant surfaces?

There are many factors plastic surgeons assess when helping you choose the right implant type. Your existing chest and breast anatomy, your lifestyle, and of course the size and feel of implants you want are all considered.

Textured breast implants were first developed with the hope of reducing scar tissue formation (capsular contracture). However, as most surgeons will tell you, years of study have not demonstrated the anticipated benefits. As such, that shouldn’t be the main reason for your decision. Their ability to “stick” in place can be helpful in some instances where precise positioning and no movement within the implant pocket are desired.

Why smooth implants are the ideal option

Textured implants are much firmer than non-textured and often adhere to the capsule the body forms around them. As a result, they don’t move as naturally as smooth implants. They’re also a bit more prone to showing visible folds in patients who have minimal breast tissue.

Smooth implants, on the other hand, tend to be popular among patients and surgeons as they have the softest and most natural feel. Expert surgical technique can help reduce the chance of unwanted implant movement over time. They also tend to last longer than textured implants in the long-term.

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A few things to note:

– If you decide to go with a tear-drop implant, it’s important to understand that they all have rough shells to assist with locking them into the desired position.

– There are a few medical reasons your surgeon might recommend textured vs smooth. For example, if your chest wall is convex or concave and there is a concern that the implant could shift.

– There have been some sporadic cases of ALCL, a type of lymphoma found in patients who have had breast implants. It can be treated, but does have links to textured implants.

To sum up: Smooth surface implants are the better option for many patients who want long-lasting, natural results. Your surgeon may recommend textured devices, and they’ll explain the benefits according to your situation.

Remember, you have an abundance of options when it comes to today’s breast augmentations. Your outcome can be custom-tailored for you. It’s essential to work with an industry expert who is renowned for their breast enhancement results. We welcome you to contact Dr. Michael Gartner and book your consultation today.

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