Difference Between Textured Breast Implants & Smooth Round Breast ImplantsPublished on June 29, 2014 by Tal Roudner
Dr. Tal Roudner is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the nation. He can help determine whether a smooth or textured and silicone or saline breast implant will achieve the results you desire from your breast augmentation surgery.
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Categorizing Breast Implants
Breast implants are usually categorized by the kind of filling and outer shell they are made of. The type of breast implant that works best for a patient depends on how the patient wants the breast to look and feel.
Silicone or Saline, Textured or Smooth
The majority of people are familiar with the materials that are encased within an implant’s outer shell (silicone and saline). However, there are different outer shells used as well. These outer shells can have a textured or smooth surface. Dr. Roudner will determine the best breast implant shell surface and filler material for you. He will make his determination based on your anatomy and which materials he believes will give you the results you want.
Smooth Breast Implants
A smooth breast implant shell is not as thick as a textured shell is, which helps make it feel softer and more natural than the textured breast implant shell does.
A smooth implant tends to move around more freely during activity than a textured implant does. The smooth implant moves similar to that of natural breast tissue because it can move around freely.
Smooth implants are frequently referred to as smooth, round implants. While many patients choose smooth implants, each patient is different and certain medical issues will require the use of textured breast implants.
Textured Breast Implants
Textured implants have a thick shell. The shell of a textured breast implant feels somewhat rough, similar to sandpaper. Once filled, the thicker shell of a textured implant creates a firmer feel than that of a smooth, round implant.
Whereas, smooth implants are round, textured implants could be either round or teardrop shape. Teardrop shaped implants require a textured shell because the texture helps it adhere to the breast tissue. This assists in preventing rotation of the implant. Rotation is not a concern with the smooth, round implants because it looks the same no matter which angle is in view.
Textured implants may be necessary if a patient has a condition that causes the breast bone to be convex (i.e., pectus carinatum) or concave (ie., pectus excavatum). If a patient has pectus carinatum or excavatum) a smooth, round breast implant may slide down and out of the desired area. A textured breast implant usually adheres, eliminating this potential problem. Other examples were textured implants are commonly used are in cases such as “bottoming out”, “double bubble” or ptotic (sagging) breast, were the goal is to prevent the implant from sliding inferiorly.
Dr. Roudner can help you determine whether smooth implants or textured implants will accomplish the appearance and feel that you desire. Dr. Roudner also takes into consideration where your implants will be placed.
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Dr. Roudner was honored with the “Physician Recognition” award from the American Medical Association (AMA), Vitals’ 2013 “Most Compassionate Doctor” award he is also ranked as one of Vitals’ “Top 10 Doctors of 2014.”
Dr. Roudner maintains a membership in the:
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
- Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Roudner is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
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