When considering breast implants, you have two main choices: teardrop vs round. In this article we will highlight the key differences and help you decide which is the best choice for you.
Teardrop implants are shaped like a teardrop, with a fuller bottom and a tapered top. They’re often used to achieve a more natural-looking shape, especially in patients who have very little breast tissue. Teardrop implants are typically placed below the muscle, and they come in a limited range of sizes.
Round implants are the most popular type of implant, and they provide a full, natural-looking shape. They can be placed above or below the muscle, and they’re available in a variety of sizes.
How to decide which implant is right for you?
So, which type of implant is right for you? The answer depends on your goals and your anatomy. To help you decide we’ve put together a list of questions that you can ask yourself…
Do you want an implant that looks and feels natural?
If so Teardrop implants may be the right choice for you.
Do you want a more fuller, voluptuous shape?
If this is the case round implants may be a better option.
Are you able to pay a higher price?
Teardrop implants typically cost $1000 – $1500 more than other types of implants.
Do you want more side boob?
Teardrop implants are able to provide an appearance of a more fuller breast for the side view.
Do you have mild ptosis (sagging) in the breasts?
In this case both teardrop and round implants might not be suitable for you.
Do you have low sitting nipple placement?
If so, tear drop implants can help lift the nipples to a more aesthetically pleasing position.
Are you already happy with the shape of your breasts?
If you’re happy with the shape of your breasts but want to make them look more fuller, round implants might be a better option because it doesn’t cause the breast to change its shape.
Do you want to create more fullness to the top of the breast?
If so you should consider choosing round breast implants due to their shape.
The difference in rotation
In general, teardrop implants will rotate less often than round implants. The tear-drop shape of the implant provides more stability than a round implant. However, even with this increased stability, some degree of rotation is still possible. The chances of rotation are highest during the first few months after implantation, as the body is still adjusting to the new presence of the implant. After the initial adjustment period, the risk of rotation decreases significantly. In most cases, teardrop implants will remain in place for the duration of treatment without any need for intervention.
Pros and cons summary
Teardrop implants are able to provide long lasting and natural looking results which is ideal for a significant amount of women. On the other hand this higher price for teardrop implants is the main drawback. Round implants on the other hand may be more suitable for women that are already happy with the shape of their breast.
Before choosing an implant you should ask your plastic surgeon to thoroughly review your medical history and explain the risks and benefits of the breast augmentation procedure to you. He or she should also make sure that you are healthy before the procedure, as a breast augmentation can cause problems. The plastic surgeon will also assess your goals and discuss the procedure with you during your initial consultation.
If you want a very natural look, teardrop implants may be the best choice. If you’re looking for a fuller, more voluptuous shape, round implants may be a better option. Ultimately, the best way to decide is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you choose the right implant that gives you the breast shape and fullness that you desire.