Everyone has a slightly different body type. This is one of the many things that make us unique. As a result, there is no one breast implant shape that will work perfectly for every woman.
PHOENIX, AZ, June 21, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Everyone has a slightly different body type. This is one of the many things that make us unique. As a result, there is no one breast implant shape that will work perfectly for every woman. In order to receive beautiful, natural looking results with your breast augmentation, you will need to choose the right implant shape for your body type.
Breast implants essentially come in two basic shapes - round and teardrop. There are variations in profile which can further customize your implant to better address your body type and aesthetic goals. At your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss these options with you in great detail and help you arrive at the best one to meet your needs.
Factors to Consider when Choosing your Breast Implant Shape
There are several factors you should consider when choosing the right breast implant shape for your body:
- Your body type
- The amount of natural breast tissue you have
- Breast implant placement options
- Breast augmentation incision location
These factors will have a significant impact on how your results will look, and they will determine which implant shape is best for you.
Round Breast Implants
As would be expected, round breast implants have a spherical shape. They are an excellent option for women who desire more fullness in the top portion of their breasts. Round implants settle back evenly like normal breasts when you lie down, whereas teardrop implants maintain their elongated appearance while lying down. When standing up, the forces of gravity make round implants take on the shape of a teardrop implant.
Many women choose round breast implants for the lift, fullness, and cleavage that they achieve. Also, since round implants have a symmetrical shape, they will maintain their shape if they rotate. This allows for greater flexibility over choosing between smooth and textured implants. One final advantage of round implants is that they generally cost less than teardrop implants.
Teardrop breast implants are named after their teardrop shape. They have a sloped contour that has more volume on the bottom than on top, more closely mimicking the appearance of a natural breast. Teardrop breast implants generally have greater projection than round implants due to the way they are contoured.
You must use a textured implant if you choose the teardrop shape. This will prevent the implant from flipping and giving your breast a distorted shape. Women who choose round breast implants do not have this concern since the implant is symmetrical.
Breast Implant Profile
The profile of the breast implant refers to how far the implant will project from your chest. There are generally three choices of breast implant profile - low, moderate, and high. High profile breast implants stick out the farthest from your chest.
High profile breast implants generally look most natural on women with a narrower frame, since a low or moderate implant may cause the cleavage to extend to the underarm in these situations. Low or moderate profile breast implants often look more natural on women with a wide frame since these implants will more effectively cover the diameter of the natural breast.
Your plastic surgeon will discuss the different breast implant profile options with you and recommend the ideal option for your body type.
For more information on breast implant shape, please visit the website of Dr. Paul Angelchik, serving patients in Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona at www.doctorangelchik.com.
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