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Breast Implant Shapes: Is Round or Teardrop Right for You? MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

How to Decide Breast Implant Shape

If you’ve decided on getting breast implants, a major thing to consider is their shape.

Is the popular round breast shape the best? Or should you go for the tear-drop breast surgery? Perhaps you have heard from friends about the different shapes and are wondering which one is best suited to your body, or your lifestyle.

Different women will want different things. This is why it is essential to seek out a qualified plastic surgeon in Houston when making your final decision. Here are some things to consider before choosing a round or a teardrop shape.

Your Body Type Matters

The important thing is that the breast implants you choose conform to your own shape and size—nobody else’s. Some prefer a round shape, while others may want surgery to correct sagging with a more natural teardrop shape. Each type has a different appeal. And remember, what looks good on one woman might look quite different on you.

Ask About Implant Placement and Incision Site

There are different types of placements for the breasts, as well as different incision sites. This will depend on your own breast tissue, your body history (whether you will be nursing later, etc.) or where you prefer the surgery incision. While it’s nearly impossible to get breast implants or a breast lift without scars, there are certain operations that can minimize scar appearance.

Round Breast Implants

These are the most common shape of breast implants. After surgery, the projection of the breast will appear spherical. Round breast implants also have four different types. These range from low to high projection. None of these are better than the other, and personal preference should be taken into consideration.

These type of round implants give the appearance of more fullness at the top of the breast. If you want to correct sagging, and are going for a fuller look, round implants may be a good option. Usually, the typical round implants will cost less than teardrop shaped implants.

Teardrop Breast Implants

These breast implants have a more natural look, in that the bottom is fuller than the top of the breasts. As the name suggests, this gives the breasts a more tear-dropped shape.

Women who want their breast augmentation to look very natural often choose this type. The fullness of the breast is not lost; it is simply concentrated more in the bottom portion of the breast.

Consider Your Budget

Finally, when making your decision, take the costs of getting breast implants into consideration. Teardrop shapes often cost more, as they require a textured surface to avoid rotation and distortion.

Getting breast augmentation in Houston is a great investment in yourself. But it is not a decision that should be made in a hurry. We recommend learning as much as you can about the specific shapes, surgery procedures, and types of implants on the market.

It’s also a good idea to consult your friends or partner. Leave yourself open to other’s opinions and suggestions. Especially if they have your best interests in mind.

Knowledge is power and arming yourself with as much research possible is a good thing. The next step is to schedule a personal consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon who can help you realize your dream.

Remember that cosmetic surgeons deal with patients every day. They will have a lot of insight for you. They will take your personal health history, body shape, and whether or not breast lift vs. breast implants into consideration to help you make the best decision for your situation.

For consultation and advice on breast implant surgery or other cosmetic procedures, please contact us today.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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