I’m Larry Schlesinger and I’m a board-certified plastic surgeon from Honolulu, Hawaii. I’m often asked why we use smooth implants as opposed to textured.
Textured implants are supposed to stay softer. In my experience, they don’t. Smooth implants have as good a track record as textured if not better and textured unfortunately feels firmer from the beginning and there is a very rare but real cancer associated with textured implants. It’s only about 300 cases out of probably 30 million breast augmentations but for those people, it’s 100 percent. Therefore, we do not use textured implants nor are we ever going to use textured implants because of both their lack of staying soft and also the potential dangers. I’m Larry Schlesinger, thank you very much.