If you are familiar with the concept of a breast augmentation, then you are aware that breast implants come in different shapes, sizes and styles. Different size breast implants are measured in CCs, ranging from 125cc to 1200cc, in which CCs are cubic centimeters of liquid volume. Breast implants also vary in profile, from low projection to high projection. However, you may not know that breast implant shapes differ as well.
There are two basic breast implant shapes: round and teardrop.
Round Breast Implants
Of the two breast implant shapes, the round breast implant is most commonly used for breast augmentations in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida. Round implants create soft, round, proportioned breasts.
A handful of women prefer round implants because they provide fullness and cleavage. Both the round and teardrop breast implant shapes add volume to breasts, however; round breast implant shapes are best for women who wish to have more fullness in the upper part of their breasts.
This implant shape tends to be more fluid when compared to a teardrop implant shape. Round implants assume a teardrop shape due to gravity. For example, when a woman is standing, the lower part of the implant fills with liquid. When lying flat, the implant takes a flat shape. The changes between standing up and lying flat go with the flow of the usual movement that a natural breast would take.
Since the shape of round implants is obviously circular, they are symmetrical. Round implants are also made in both a smooth and textured shell. With round breast implants, implant rotation is not an issue. Round breast implants also cost less than teardrop implants, even though they are more popular. Dr. Wigoda uses round implants more commonly than tear drop implants for his clients seeking a painless breast implant procedure in Fort Lauderdale or Miami.
Teardrop (Anatomical) Breast Implants
Referred to as “teardrop” due to their shape, these breast implants produce a more natural shape after an augmentation. Teardrop implants are made with a sloped contour that fills out more on the bottom, in an attempt to mimic the shape of natural breasts.
This shape became available in the United States in 2012, with its main uses geared towards reconstructive surgery. This implant shape comes in “tall ovals” and “wide ovals”. The flipping or rotating of this certain implant would cause the breasts to look uneven, which is why they are produced with a textured shell.
If a woman desires breast implants for the fuller look at the top (like a round implant would produce) but prefers the teardrop shape, they can select the teardrop implant that is shaped “taller” to fill out more of the upper part of the breast. Teardrop-shaped implants tend to cost more than round shaped breast implants, but are not as widely used as round.
Selecting breast implant shapes and sizes can be a difficult task, especially if you are indecisive. Allow the professional staff and Dr. Wigoda at Painless Breast Implants to recommend the most beneficial shape for your body. Contact us today!