Depending on the indication, different implant surfaces may be utilized. Particularly implants with Microthane® coating but also textured implants contribute to a reduction of the total complication rate and reduce the risk of capsular contracture. In Europe, POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics is the only manufacturer of breast implants with polyurethane coating.

Microthane®, the POLYTECH micropolyurethane-foam cover

One of the principle considerations for any elective operations, e. g. breast reconstruction or augmentation, is to minimize the number of complications.

The most common complication of breast-implant surgery is capsular contracture. Implants coated with Microthane® (micropolyurethane foam) have been developed to minimize the capsular contracture rate, as well as reduce implant dislocation and rotation.

eferences:1. Handel, 1991; Pennisi, 1990; Shapiro, 1989;Hester et al., 2001; Baudelot, 1989; Gasperoni, 1992; Hermann, 1984; Eyssen, 1984; Schatten, 1984; Artz, 1988; Vázquez, 2007
2. Handel,

POLYtxt®, MESMO®sensitive – shell textures by POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics

The idea behind the design of the textured, i.e. structured or slightly roughened, implant surfaces had been to combine capsular contracture rates as low as with Microthane® implants and the easy implantability of smooth implants.

Our standard microtextured surface POLYtxt® is known for its reliability and has been proven to contribute to a reduction of capsular contracture rates. Textured-implant contracture rates are 8–15% (Iwuagwu + Frame, 1997), which is 15% less than with smooth implants (Handel, 2006).

The MESMO®sensitive microtexture has a more levelled structure than the POLYtxt® standard texture. Implants with this type of surface are easier to insert through a smaller incision.




Implants with a smooth shell surface have been in use since the 1960s. They may be used for insertions through an axillary incision.


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