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Increasing concerns regarding the safety of textured surface implants have resulted in surgeons transitioning from textured tissue expanders (TE) to smooth TEs. Given this change has only recently occurred, Jacob Dinis and his co-authors evaluated outcomes between smooth and textured TEs. In a study involving 384 textured and 96 smooth TEs, no significant differences in complication rates between the two cohorts were found. Though it is difficult to distinguish from an evolution in technique and surgeon preference, this group did find smooth tissue expanders were associated with lower pain scores, reduced fill volumes, reduced expansion time, and reduced operative times during exchange for implant. Smooth versus Textured Tissue Expanders: Comparison of Outcomes and Complications in 480 Implants Jacob Dinis, BS @jacob_dinis; Omar Allam, BS; Alexandra Junn, AB @alexjunn; Mohammad Ali Mozaffari, MD; Rema Shah, BA; Olamide Olawoyin, BA; Sumarth Mehta, BS; Kitae Eric Park, BA; Tomer Avraham, MD; Michael Alperovich, MD MSc @drmikealperovich. Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

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