Will round or teardrop breast implants give you more natural-looking results? What about the right feel? Which type of implant will yield a desirable soft, feminine contour?
Choosing the best implant for your breast augmentation procedure is a big decision and a question that ultimately depends on your individual preferences, as well as the characteristics of the breasts you have right now. Fortunately, this isn’t a decision you have to make on your own. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your expectations and options for the look you wish to achieve, the implants that will help you get the aesthetic you want and the feel of your new breasts after surgery.
I’ll go through the specifics of each of these factors to help you choose the best implants for you. The more you know, the more confident you can be with the choices you make for your breast implant surgery.
What Look Do You Want?
Whilst you may have dozens of questions for your surgeon, he or she is going to have a critical question for you. What do you want your breasts to look like? What are your aesthetic priorities?
- Natural-looking breasts?
- A fuller shape?
- An ultra-enhanced look?
I find that most of my patients desire natural-looking results. With this objective, the goal is to augment the breasts in a way that enhances the current shape and dimensions appropriately. Your surgeon will take into consideration both what you want, as well as the shape, size, and the current consistency of your breasts, to determine which implants will blend with your breasts, to yield a natural looking result, a fuller shape or an ultra-look.
Which Implants Can You Choose?
With a clear idea of the look you want and the dimensions of your breasts now, it’s time to decide on the type of implant that will give you the aesthetic you’re after. In terms of shape, there are two primary types of silicone implants to consider.
Round shaped breast implants are the better choice if you want more fullness towards the upper region of your breasts, also known as the upper pole. They are also capable of yielding a more tender touch. This is because round shaped implants have a softer silicone consistency.
Teardrop breast implants are an excellent choice, if you want a more natural contour and shapely breasts. Teardrop implants have a firmer gel consistency.
Whilst round and teardrop are the two main shapes, there are a variety of dimensions available for each type to give you a custom approach to enhancing your breasts.
How Will Your New Breasts Feel?
It is also essential to consider the feel of your breasts – both the physical and the emotional feel. The more natural the feel, in terms of touch and how you experience them, the more natural looking the results will be.
The physical feel of your new breasts is influenced by the dimensions and consistency of your breasts before surgery. For example, you’re going to get a different outcome in how they feel if you started out with a tighter, flat chest shape and an AA cup size than if your pre-surgery breasts were a deflated, post-pregnancy C-cup.
How you feel about yourself with your new breasts is another factor to consider. Will you hold your head up high because your post-pregnancy breasts are now well-filled out again, or you have a full, round boost in the upper pole? High profile, round shaped silicone implants will offer this boosted, voluptuous aesthetic.
Or maybe you’ll feel confident with an elegant silhouette and enhanced cleavage. A medium profile, teardrop shaped silicone implant, will create the better shaping and will transform a formerly flat look into a well-defined contour.
When you’re choosing the shape, as well as the size of your breast implants, know that the way you feel post-surgery is how you’re going to ultimately look. This is why I tell all my patients, choosing the right implant is all about the look and feel, based on what you want and what you’ve got. Because when you feel drop-dead gorgeous, that’s exactly how you’ll look.