What shape, round or teardrop shape, would suit my body? (Photo)
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Round or Teardrop Shape?
I would suggest using a Sientra shaped implant, the so called "Classic" version which is taller than it is wide. This implant is very well suited to the person with a longer torso because it extends somewhat higher up your chest providing for a natural upper chest cleavage. While implant rotation is theoretically possible, when the operation is properly performed this almost never occurs. In their latest core study series of over 6000 patients there was 0% rotation of shaped implants. In patients with more breast/chest tissue it can be difficult to tell the difference between a round and shaped implant, but it would be quite noticeable in someone like yourself.
Consultation with a plastic surgeon is the best way to determine the best implant for you.
Both style implants would work
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What shape, round or teardrop shape, would suit my body?
Shaped or round
Best breast implant for you
Keep in mind that there is a lot that goes into implant selection -- your breast volume, the amount of
cleavage you want to achieve, your base width, your rib shape/projection, etc. Also, when it comes to
bra sizes, most women are not accurately sized for their bras. Please keep in mind that a breast implant is
a round object (even to a small degree the shaped variation) and has a certain diameter. Your base width on each side of your chest will determine "how big of a ball" or what diameter implant you can reliably go up to with a socially acceptable cosmetic outcome. The implant will "augment" or increase the size of your breasts to an amount acceptable to you and your surgeon. There is no correlation between height and weight and base width; therefore you need an in person examination to be accurately measured. You can also compare the moderate profile with high profile implants and see which look you like most. The profile of the implant will determine how much upper pole fullness and overall projection you portray.
Make sure to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in aesthetic breast surgery. I hope this helps answer your question and if you are uncertain about the recommendations made by the surgeon you met with recently, I encourage you to get further consultations. I wish the best of luck to you.
Dr. Sean Kelishadi
What shape breast implants to choose to suit your body best?
Thank you for your questions and photos. In my opinion for most patients with petite anatomy/smaller breasts, either round or shaped/anatomic will give you a good result. The most important question is what type of "look" you want to achieve from your augmentation. This can only be determined with a comprehensive exam and consultation, but I can offer my opinion based on your description of your anatomy and your wishes.
I have found that for many of my patients that have a body type similar to you, and that want the most natural look, that anatomic (or shaped) implants are the best choice. This type of implant will give you a very natural upper breast slope with a perky and full lower breast shape that usually cannot be achieved with round implants in patients with your body type. However, if you want a more full, rounded look in your upper breast, and like photos showing results with round implants, then you should likely choose a round implant.
It will take some effort on your part, but my best advice would be to encourage you to schedule in-person consultations with several board certified plastic surgeon in your area who has experience and expertise in breast augmentation and who have multiple before and after photos of results that you like. Find someone that you are very comfortable with, discuss your options at length, try on implants in the mirror, and look through all the before and after pictures. Go with the surgeon and staff that you feel most comfortable with, and you should get a great result.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.