Textured vs Smooth

Textured implants are much more popular outside of the US, with the majority of patients opting for them. The reverse is true in the US, with most women favoring smooth round implants. That being said, the advancements in silicone implants in the last few years, particularly with gummy bear implants, has meant that they’re enjoying a surge in popularity.

Below are some of the benefits of textured implants.

  • Less movement – Textured implants do not move around as much, compared to smooth implants. Smooth implants tend to slide around, especially when the patient is lying down and this is isn’t always desired, depending on the preference of the patient.
  • Hold their shape well – Textured implants are made from silicone, which means they hold their shape very well. This is particularly true of gummy bear implants, which are made from a highly cohesive form of silicone.
  • No massaging required – If you opt for smooth, round implants then you’ll need to massage your breasts in the days following your surgery. This is not required with textured implants. This is certainly a significant benefit since it’s one less thing to worry about when you’re recovering from your surgery.

Smooth implants have a smooth shell and can be made from saline or silicone. Smooth implants come with some unique benefits. These include –

  • They move more freely – This may be seen as a pro or con, depending on the preference of the patient. The fact that smooth implants move around more can actually give them a more natural appearance.
  • They are cheaper – Saline implants tend to be significantly cheaper than silicone. If budget is a big factor then you can save money by opting for saline rather than silicone.
  • They are available for women under 22 – Saline-filled implants are available for women as young as 18. This is not true for textured, silicone implants, where the patient must be at least 22 years of age.
  • Making a decision

    Don’t feel anxious if all the choices overwhelm you. Dr. Lynam and his team have years of experience and will be able to discuss everything with you at your consultation. Once your consultation is finished, you will have no doubts about the type of implants that are best for you and your desired outcome.

Each type of implant has pros and cons. Lets connect and choose a implant that suits your dreams and goals. The best results start with great communication!

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