Which Implant Shape is Right For You?

Published on August 15, 2018

Breast implants come in several different shapes and sizes.  When determining the correct shape and size for you, there are a variety of things you’ll need to consider and it’s essential to speak with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options.  The following five topics are things you’ll want to keep in mind and discuss with your doctor when planning for a breast augmentation.

Round Breast Implants – The most common breast implant is the round implant.  For women with sagging breast, a round implant gives more fullness in the top of the breast, which many women like.  Another variable you’ll need to consider with a round implant is the projection, or how far from the chest the breast stand out.  Some women will prefer implants that are wide with low projection, which still gives them a large breast while maintaining a more natural appearance.

Teardrop Breast Implants – Sometimes women will choose a teardrop shaped implant because they feel it gives a more natural look.  The teardrop shape provides more fullness at the bottom of the breast, creating that natural look, however these implants often cost more than round implants.

Body Type – Your body type is a very important factor when choosing the right implant for you.  You’ll want to discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon and they will help you choose implants that will achieve the look you desire.  If you’re a very small person that wants natural looking breast then getting very large implants is not going to be ideal. Your doctor will measure you, show you different sized implants and make a recommendation based on your desired look.

Implant Placement – The placement of your implant can also be a determining factor in the implants you choose.  Your surgeon will discuss the benefits of going under the muscle or over the muscle based on your body’s needs.  The amount of breast tissue you have and whether or not you plan to breastfeed in the future will affect the placement of your implants.

Budget – Consider your budget when deciding which implants you want.  Teardrop shaped breast implants can be more expensive, so that’s something you’ll want to think about.  However, when it comes to plastic surgery, spending a little more to get what you really want is one place you may choose to splurge. If you’re going to spend the money to have the surgery, do it right and make sure you’re going to be happy with the decision you make.

The best thing you can do when considering a breast augmentation, is meet with a board certified plastic surgeon.  Every person’s body is different and meeting with a doctor that can examine you and give you their professional opinion, is where you need to start.

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