Mentor offers a large variety of different breast implants to fit women from all walks of life. Round breast implants will look more augmented, while shape breast implants can deliver a more natural look and an augmented look as well, but one that looks a bit more natural. I think it's great that you have these options and you need to ask yourself what your goals are and what you discussed with your plastic surgery consultants. The surgeon offering the shape seems more comfortable with offering all the options while the other surgeon might not feel as comfortable offering the newer shape breast implants. The volume will not be the same between 350 and 400, but you can see that you get more projection of the breast for less volume with the shape implant. Best wishes, Dr. ALDO
Mentor 350cc teardrop vs 400cc round silicone measurments...what's the difference?
Thank you for the question. Ultimately, careful communication of your goals (in my practice I prefer the use of goal pictures, direct examination/communication in front of a full-length mirror, and computer imaging) will be critical.
Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery ( regarding breast implant size/profile selection) is:
1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.
2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals.
In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. For example, I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or "C or D cup” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate. Again, the use of computer imaging has been very helpful during the communication process, in our practice.
3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals. Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery, after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers.
I hope this (and the attached link, dedicated to breast augmentation surgery concerns) helps. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.
Why I like smooth round implants...
They are easier to work with, have a lower revision rate, are more natural in that they move (a little to the side when on your back and upwards when wearing a push up bra) and the shaped implants are not supposed to. And if they do, they can rotate and create situations where you will need more surgery. And when compared side to side with smooth round implants, audiences at national meetings could not tell what kind of implant was used. And the smooth round is cheaper. The only advantage to the textured anatomic implant is the lower risk for contractures (by a digit or 2) and less rippling... it takes a longer incision to put in and I only suggest it when patients want their implants above the muscle.
Thank you for the question and one is a shaped slightly firmer implant vs the other which is round. They are of similar volume so similar measurements. The shaped is more expensive and requires a larger incision and would not be my preference
Shaped implants (Tear drop) vs Round Implants
You have 2 styles of implants round and shaped. Shaped are sometimes called "Gummy Bear".The shaped or anatomical implants are slightly firmer and are fit to your breast measurements.The 400cc round will make you fuller than the 350 teardrop. My preference in my practice is to use round implants, which I think looks better than a teardrop implant. So pick a PS you fill comfortable with.