Getting the results you want from breast augmentation can be tricky, especially if you don’t get the right type of breast implant. One of the first questions many women ask is ‘should I opt for round or shaped breast implants?’ Women ought to discuss the options thoroughly with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will be able to evaluate your breast and body type and make specific recommendations based on your goals. The shape implants you choose will determine how your breasts look after surgery. Let’s examine some of the differences between round and shaped implants:
Some women prefer these implants because they provide nice fullness in the upper portion of the breast. These implants also provide a rounder look to the augmented breast.
The shaped or tear drop implants closely mimic the shape of the natural breast, which is conical and not round. They have a gentle slope at the top, while most of the implant material is in the lower half, below the nipple. Shaped implants therefore give a natural-appearing result.
Round vs shaped breast implants
While shaped implants may not be the best option for everyone, there are cases in which they are more suitable. Shaped implants are often recommended for women with little natural breast tissue. Since the new generation tear drop implants are form-stable, they give good results for women with little lower pole tissue.
If you are still not sure whether you should opt for round or shaped breast implants, contact South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. David Dorfman or Dr. Kyle Song by calling 949-701-4454 today.