# Is there a way to smooth a selected patch of vertices but preserve the contour?

It is really irritating the way that Smooth shrinks the entire selected contour, especially after several applications. For me, this almost always introduces additional distortions that can be almost as hard to fix as the original irregularity of the surface I was trying to smooth. Is there no version of the Smooth tool that will maintain the border vertices/edges in their exact position while smoothing all the vertices inside these borders?

• Well, what if you deselect the contour? – Polosson Aug 31 '15 at 14:37