Starting to think about getting breast implants? Beverly Hills patients often tell us that once they start doing their research on breast augmentation they end up with more questions than they started with. There are a lot of different questions, concerns, and considerations that patients have to mull over before they decide on a breast augmentation procedure. While many women focus on what size of implant they want and which incision they’ll use, there’s another significant decision that needs answering. Will you get textured or smooth implants? While it might not seem like a big deal, there is a great deal of difference between the two.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the differences, similarities, advantages, and disadvantages of textured and smooth breast implants. Beverly Hills women that are ready to get the breasts of their dreams should call Dr. Bruno today. If you’ve talked with anyone who has had a breast augmentation, you know that the quality of your results really comes down to your surgeon. That’s exactly why Dr. Bruno is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in all of Beverly Hills. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Bruno has dedicated his entire career to mastering the art and science of cosmetic surgery. His precision and efficiency are nearly unmatched, and patients love his gentle and compassionate approach. Make sure you take a moment to look through our gallery of breathtaking Before-and-After breast augmentation results to see his work for yourself.
Why Are There Two Different Textures for Breast Implants?
Beverly Hills patients often ask us why they have to choose between textured and smooth implants in the first place. This is a very insightful question. The reason all has to do with one of the most common complications that can happen with breast implants: capsular contracture.
What is Capsular Contracture?
After breast implants are placed in the breast, the body begins forming a protective “capsule” of scar tissue around the implant. This capsule holds the implant in place and, usually, gives it a soft, natural feel.
However, capsular contracture occurs when this scar capsule begins to shrink and tighten around the implant. If you’ve ever seen implants that sit very high on the chest and are unnaturally pronounced, then you’ve most likely seen someone with capsular contracture.
How Does Implant Texture Help?
The reason that surgeons offer both smooth and textured implants is that there are conflicting studies on whether or not the texture helps reduce capsular contracture. Some studies say that textured implants reduce capsular contracture, but other studies say that it makes no difference.
So What’s the Difference Between Smooth and Textured Breast Implants?
Beverly Hills can get either smooth or textured breast implants. Smooth implants do not attach to the scar tissue capsule and are free to move around. Textured implants do attach to the scar capsule and more stable. From a visual standpoint, there is usually not a difference depending on the patient and if the implant is placed above or below the chest muscle. However, textured implants can feel firmer because they have a thicker shell.
When patients come to Dr. Bruno for breast augmentation, he will discuss all of this in great detail with you. Talking with him in person is really the best way to determine which type of implant is right for you. Call us today to get started.