Round Vs. Teardrop Breast Implants

Breast Enlargement: Round Vs. Teardrop Breast Implants


Choosing the right size and shape of breast implants is a highly personal decision. Every woman has an idea of how they want their body to look. Dr. Ali has helped thousands of women select the perfect breast implants, for a look and feel they love. He will take the time to consult with you and discuss your body type, your frame, your lifestyle and your appearance goal – so you that achieve the look that you love.

In addition to considering “cup size” or “cc’s” when thinking of breast implants – the shape of the breast implant must also be chosen properly to achieve the results you desire. In this article we discuss some factors you related to choosing the right shape for your breast implants.

Which Breast Implant Shape is Best?

There are two generally categories of breast implant: round and contoured or “teardrop”. Within the teardrop category there are several additional variations in shape. Keep in mind that no one type of breast shape is better than the other. Both shapes can look natural and beautiful. The key to achieving the most beautiful results is finding the shape of breast implant that fits your body.

In this article we give you some generally information about the different shapes of breast implants. However, top Birmingham breast implant surgeon Dr. Ali will spend time with you during your free consultation discussing your options. He will help you choose the best breast implant shape for you body type and appearance goals.
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Round Breast Implants

Round breast implants are the same size in every direction, because they are, indeed, round.

Round breast implants generally produce more fullness in the upper breast. This is called “upper pole” fullness.  Very high-profile round breast implants can create a very noticeable change, and may be too large – or “enhanced looking” – for some women.

Generally speaking, round breast implants aren’t considered as “anatomic” as teardrop implants. However, there are some women, for whom round breast implants may create a more natural look. If a round breast implant is well-proportioned for your body and your existing breast tissue, it can be a good choice. Round breast implants may also be a better “fit” for women with a larger “envelope” or “pocket” in which to insert the breast implant.

Round breast implants are typically softer than the teardrop implants. Another advantage to round breast implants is that they have the same shape all over, so there is no concern about them rotating out of place or changing in symmetry in the future.

However, keep in mind, that gravity will eventually affect even round breast implants – and they may become slightly teardrop appearance over the years.

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Teardrop Breast Implants

Teardrop breast implants are considered more “anatomic” because a teardrop shape is similar to natural breasts –and are fuller at the bottom.  Teardrop breast implants also feel slightly firmer than round implants.

Teardrop implants are made with highly cohesive silicone – and generally are considered more durable and less likely to rupture than round breast implants. They also generally maintain the breast shape longer compared to round silicone implants.

Typically teardrop breast implants will be a better fit for women with a tighter “envelope” or pocket in which to insert the implant. Teardrop implants are often an excellent choice when existing breast tissue coverage is on the thinner side.

Teardrop implants due have a very slight risk of rotating over time, which can result in asymmetrical appearance. This is not common, though, and can be repaired with additional minor surgery.

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Birmingham Michigan’s Top Breast Implant Surgeon

Dr. Ali will be happy to offer you a free consultation to answer all of your questions, and help you select the breast implant shape that is perfect for you. He has helped hundreds of women in Birmingham, Southfield, Troy, Detroit, West Bloomfield, and across Oakland County get the look they love.

Feel beautiful inside and out, with breast implant surgery. And remember, financing options are also available.