Textured breast implants acquired their name because they have a rough, sandpaper-like texture to them. The concept of this type of implant was initially developed to lower the risk of capsular contracture (hardening) and promote tissue adherence of implants.
The textured quality is also believed to help the implant stay in proper position, because it encourages the tissue to adhere to the implant.
Anatomically shaped or form-stable implants need to be textured because they have a greater risk of shifting out of position. Generally speaking, textured implants are not needed for placement behind the muscle.
Textured breast implants also tend to cost more and require a longer recovery than the traditional smooth option, but the results do have significant advantages worth considering.
To learn more about textured breast implants in San Francisco, contact Pacific Plastic Surgery Group to set up a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Miranda.
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