Round vs Teardrop Implants – What’s Right for You?


Will round or teardrop breast implants give you more natural-looking results? What about the feel?

Choosing the implants 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 Sydney specialist plastic surgeon will discuss your options and help you make decisions that align with your preferences.

Let’s 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 Hope For?

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 hope your augmented breasts will look like? What are your aesthetic priorities?

  • Natural-looking breasts?
  • A fuller shape?
  • An ultra-enhanced look?

In his practice, Dr Choy finds that most patients express a desire for 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 your aesthetic preferences, as well as the shape, size and current consistency of your breasts, to determine which implants might be appropriate.

Which Implants Can You Choose?

Next, it’s time to decide on the type of implant you want. 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 option if you want a more natural contour. 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. The physical feel of your augmented 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.

Consider the shape and size of your breast implants carefully.