What’s the Difference Between Smooth and Textured Breast Implants?

istock_000009518082_large-compressorPhoenix is known for consistently warm weather so it’s not uncommon to be in a bikini year round. Perhaps you’re thinking about getting breast implants and improving the way your body looks. However, you want to make sure that you get the right kind of implants that will be best for you and what you want aesthetically. Before scheduling your surgery, you need to figure out what kind of implants there are and what will be best for you. Plastic surgeon Dr. Meger can help provide you with the right information you need to make this decision.

Typically, there are two main options to consider when getting breast implants: smooth and textured. It’s important to know the difference between both methods before you decide to schedule the procedure.

Smooth Breast Implants

All breast implants have an outer silicone shell. Inside the shell is either silicone gel or saline, so that the breasts have a soft consistency similar to real breasts. Phoenix patients often wonder what is the main difference between smooth and textured implants. For your implants to be classified as “smooth,” the outer silicone shell will look shiny and glossy. The implants’ outer shell will also feel more slippery in texture. Smooth implants are also less likely to ripple or break. These types of implants typically have an advantage because they provide a more natural physical shape.

Textured Breast Implants

Textured implants differ in how they feel and look physically in comparison. They are different from smooth implants because they will feel more fine and coarse. However, they will not feel rough, just less slippery than the smooth implants. Textured breast implants also create more friction between the implant and its surroundings. These types of implants also attach to the tissue capsule, so they are a little more firm in place and position, unlike smooth implants. Also, if you want to have a shaped breast implant, textured would be the choice for you.

Which One Do I Choose?

There are various benefits for textured and smooth implants. Choosing one over the other depends on a number of factors. When it comes to your breast augmentation, you need to decide based on the shape, feel, and texture of your desired breasts. They both have advantages for different reasons based on feel and shape. For example, for more of a firm placement and shaped breast, textured would be a better choice. If you want a more polished, slippery feel to your breasts; then smooth implants will be better for you. Ultimately, if you need help deciding, call Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Meger to schedule your consultation. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the difference in your plastic surgery choices. Undergoing breast surgery is a big decision, and we want to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable about your decision.

Call our Phoenix office at 602-957-6000 or fill out the form online to schedule a consultation or speak with Dr. Meger today.

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