hi there, im quite skinny and my boobs are small , i dont like the fake look of the round implants becoz i have pretty big ribcage, but all the DRs i 've been seeing dont wanna do the teardrop implants??? no DRs like doing it :( i'm wondering is it becoz they're scared of the implants flipping ? would round implants turn out to be really noticable ? i really want a natural look thanks:)
Teardrop Implants vs. Round Implants?
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Teardrop or anatomic implants are made to hold a their shape whereas smooth or textured round implants do not have a shape built into the implant. In my opinion, round implants can assume a "teardrop" shape simply by letting gravity exert its effect on the implant. Therefore, regardless of the orientation of the implant, smooth implants will naturally assume a teardrop shape with gravity. The anatomic implants will hold their shape despite the effects of gravity. If they shift or move in the breast pocket, the breasts can look lopsided or misshaped. I am not a proponent of teardrop or anatomic implants for these reasons in breast augmentation patients.
Natural shape wanted
You can certainly get a natural shape, without having to resort to the teardrop implants. Here's how:
1) Don't go crazy with the size. Bigger implants tend to look more "fake". Stay conservative & proportional to your body size.
2) Put the implant behind the muscle. Over-the-muscle implants tend to look more obvious, especially on slender women. The muscle padding helps to give a more natural transition for chest to breast, and less of a "stuck-on" look.
3) Avoid the high-profile shape of implant, which tends to give more roundness and fullness in the upper part of the breast.
Hope that helps...all the best
Round implant will look more natural on you
considering that you don't have much upper breast/chest wall fullness a round implant will look much more natural without giving you a fake look. on the other had a tear drop implant will make your breasts more full over the bottom and empty on the top.
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Anatomic vs. Round implants
It really depends upon you shape if you were to choose a round vs. an anatomic shape implant. If you have a well formed breast just insufficient volume then you would do well with a round implant. From the shape of your breast you will do fine with either implant. Vectra 3 D imaging is a great educational too which helps patients visualize the difference between all of the implant choices > 500 types and sizes.
Tear drop implants are textured for one thing and also have an up and down position. They can shift and turn on their side which would then require repeat surgery. I do not like them.
There are a few choices in implants today. Saline implants can be round or tear dropped in shape. All of the silicone gel implants are round. The FDA is looking into releasing new tear dropped silicone gel implants. This may occur soon. We don't know. Most Plastic Surgeons prefer round implants. Where you are sitting or standing most of the gel will be distributed in the lower half of the implant and this is like a tear dropped implant. Choose a Plastic Surgeon that you are comfortable with and that you can discuss your concerns with. You will develop a long term relationship with that surgeon. Take you time and choose wisely.
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