How to Choose a Breast Implant Shape: Round vs. Tapered or Teardrop Implants

Breast augmentation, Breast implants Sacramento

Women considering breast augmentation will have a number of important decisions to make, one of the most important of which is the shape of their breast implants. Using knowledge, expertise, and advanced technologies, leading Sacramento, CA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause helps patients select the most appropriate breast implant shape for their body type and aesthetic goals.

The Basics of Breast Augmentation

When it comes to breast enhancement surgery, women today have more options than ever before. While this is certainly exciting, some patients may feel overwhelmed with the number of choices they’ll need to make leading up to the procedure. Dr. Hause guides patients through each decision regarding various aspects of their breast augmentation with implants to ensure their comfort and confidence ahead of surgery.

Which Shape Breast Implants Should I Get?

During your initial consultation and preoperative appointments for breast augmentation in Sacramento, which are personally scheduled with Dr. Hause, you will have ample time to discuss your goals and ask any questions you may have. Based on your body type, the amount of native breast tissue present, your skin elasticity, and your desired outcome, Dr. Hause will help you make the most appropriate choices regarding the physical characteristics of your implants. Dr. Hause is also proud to utilize the cutting-edge Canfield 3D Breast Evaluation system to help patients visualize how different breast implants may look on their own bodies.

Patients who select silicone implants may have the option to choose between round implants and teardrop implants. Teardrop implants have a more anatomically natural shape. While this is a fitting option for many women, there are certain things to consider when choosing between round and teardrop implants.

Round Implants vs. Teardrop Implants

Round implants are a widely used type of breast implant because they add equal fullness and projection to the top and bottom portions (“poles”) of the breasts. Teardrop implants have a tapered shape, with a fuller lower pole that mimics the contour of a natural breast.

Generally speaking, teardrop implants are ideal for women who are specifically hoping for the most natural breast shape possible. Another potential downside of teardrop implants is the cosmetic abnormality that can result should the implant rotate or shift in position, though this complication is rare and can be corrected with revision breast augmentation.

If you are interested in learning more about the difference between round implants and teardrop implants, including which choice may be most appropriate for you, we are here to help. To make your one-on-one consultation for breast augmentation surgery with Sacramento’s premier board-certified plastic surgeon, call Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869 or complete our online contact form today.

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