Tear drop shaped implants have higher risks of giving breast cancer?
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Do anatomical shaped breast implants cause cancer?
Hi - the only difference between tear drop and round implants is the shape of the implants. The texturing (outer coating) of round and anatomical implants is the same - if implants are made by the same manufacturer. There is certainly no evidence that tear drop implants have higher incidence of causing breast cancer compared to round implants.
Simply not true
You are correct in questioning why an anatomic (tear drop) shaped implant would be any more likely to cause breast cancer than a round implant. There is no logical reason why this would be the case, and in fact, it is not. In further fact is that no breast implant of any type causes breast cancer. So, you may proceed with either type of breast augmentation. Good luck!
Shape of implant and Breast CA
Benjamin J. Cousins M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon