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
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.