Is there a difference between a right sided silicone breast implant versus a left sided silicone breast implant? Is the form different for each side of the breast. I'm saying the way the implant is put in a womans body. Is there a right vs left?
Silicone Breast Implants - Right vs. Left?
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Sided implants. No such thing.
Breast implants do not come in sided pairs. The differences in implants have to do with volume(size), profile(projection versus base dimension), smooth vs textured and round vs tear drop shaped.
Implants do not have a left or right side
Breast implants are not made for a "right or left" breast. The different shapes are either round or tear-drop (anatomic).
It is not necessary to have a specific implant shape for the right and another for the left.
It is not necessary to have a specific implant shape for the right breast and another for the left. There are two basic implant shapes, round and tear drop(anatomical) and symmetrical results are achieved by using an identical pair of one or the other. However, if a patient has an asymmetry of her breast size then this might be corrected by inserting different size implants of the same shape.The larger implant is placed in the smaller breast and a smaller implant in the larger breast. Therefore, in augmenting asymmetrical breasts one might say that specific right and left breast implant sizes are needed to balance the difference in breast size.
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In contrast to shoes or gloves, there is no difference between breast implants used on each side of the body.
Right vs Left
Nope...breast implants available in the US come in many shapes (anatomic vs round, smooth vs textured, high profile vs moderate plus profile vs moderate profile, gel vs saline vs both gel and saline). However, they do not come in left or right sided.
There is no designation for right or left implants. If you think about it, you want two that are the same inserted.
Right "sided" implants vs. Left "sided" implants
No there are no side specific implants. Implants are designed with the thought that one side is a mirror image of the other so that there use is universal.
There is no specific right sided breat implant versus a left sidedd one. They are the same in all instances unless you have a significant size discrepancy and want larger implants
Left versus right breast implants
In general with a round implant there are no differences between right and left. With use of an anatomic (tear drop) implant the vertical axis needs to be properly maintained so as to avoid excessive tilt in the wrong direction.
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