The difference between textured and smooth implants is very simple. A texture is a rough surface – it’s got little projections, like this, variedness, which can be seen, or felt by hand. And if you put it under a microscope, you’ll be able to see it in a much more clear manner.
A smooth implant has a smooth surface, ie, there is no roughness to it, there is no projections on it. And the difference is, that textured implants, initially the implants always used to be smooth implants, and the texturing was developed to try to make the implants more stable. Because the theory is that the tissue grows into the texture and that holds the implant in place.
But the basic difference in the surface is, very simple, smooth is smooth. You know, when you look at it under the microscope, there is no bumpiness around it. It’s a totally smooth surface. There’s no roughness on it, and the texture, there’s clearly, you could see a wave of up and down, up and down, up and down.