Nanotechnology Breast Implants and
Believing Is Achieving
Creating a controlled nanotexture on implant surfaces has shown positive results in terms of bacterial growth and guided tissue integration, providing a biocompatible result...
Nanotechnology has a vast array of applications in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Specifically, advances in nanotechnology have influenced implant design, tissue engineering, and drug delivery systems. As our understanding of physiology on the nanoscale advances, the use of these new technologies will increase exponentially. Creating a controlled nanotexture on implant surfaces via additive surface modification techniques has shown positive results in terms of bacterial growth and guided tissue integration, aiming at moving from a ‘foreign body reaction’ to ‘known body bidirectional interaction’. These aspects make nanotechnology a strong resource when applied to all aspects of breast surgery. Understanding the ways in which surface properties impact inflammatory cell response is of the utmost significance in designing implants that can provide satisfactory solutions by minimising clinical complications in the long term.