Overhauling Your Look

Choosing Between Smooth & Textured Breast Implants

If you are looking at different breast augmentation types, you may have heard about smooth and textured implants. Each comes with its own set of advantages, and you may find that your doctor even has a preference for one type of implant over another.

So, which implant is best for your body? These are some of the factors you should consider before you select a texture for your implants.

Smooth Breast Implants 

Smooth breast implants include an outer shell that is smooth, almost slippery. The smooth part of the implant doesn't get attached to other parts of the breast tissue, which allows it to move around slightly.

A smooth breast implant may feel softer beneath the surface of the tissue. If somebody were to touch your implant, they would not be able to tell that your breasts are not natural.

Smooth breast implants may be used in most cases. In fact, more surgeons prefer smooth implants with silicone and saline implants. In some cases, smooth implants have been considered safer than some of the textured options, but each implant type is different and serves a different role.

Textured Breast Implants

Textured implants are slightly different. The shell of the implant is rough on the exterior, and it has a consistency that looks more like sandpaper. When a breast implant has this kind of texture, it attaches to the tissue around it so that it does not move around so much.

In many cases, these implants feel firmer than smooth implants. This is because they may have a slightly thicker surface. While this can be firm, it's also important to note that you may be able to feel the implant through your breast more often than you'll feel a smoother implant. The good news? You likely will not be able to see any difference.

A doctor may decide to use textured implants if you want to achieve a specific breast shape. Compared to smooth implants, textured implants are often better at maintaining specific shapes.

Consult With Your Doctor

Ultimately, many people have no preference for what kind of texture they should choose. Many people notice no difference, but there are some scenarios in which your doctor will recommend a specific type of implant.

A consultation with your doctor can shed more light on your implant options. Schedule an appointment with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your surgical options and implant choices.