Breast Implant Shapes

girl-sunbathingYou probably already know that breast implants come in different sizes. You also probably know by now that breast implants come with different fillings. But what you may not have realized is that breast implants come in different shapes as well. It’s true. Our Baltimore cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ronald Schuster, has helped many patients enhance their body contours through breast augmentation surgery. To help keep prospective patients informed, we figured it would be a good idea to go over the different shapes of breast implants: round and teardrop-shaped.

Round Breast Implants

Round breast implants are the most common breast implants used in terms of shape. These kinds of breast implants are shaped like a ball that has been partially flattened. (It might be best to think of them as being slightly domed.) These round breast implants tend to provide a good amount of lift and projection for the breasts, and are ideal for enhancing fullness and enhancing cleavage.

Teardrop-Shaped Breast Implants

Teardrop-shaped breast implants are the other type of breast implant shape used in Baltimore breast augmentation surgery. Teardrop-shaped breast implants have a gradual slope to them, and because of this, they tend to look more like natural breasts than round breast implants. One concern with teardrop-shaped breast implants, however, is implant rotation can cause a distorted appearance of the breast.

Should I Pick Round Breast Implants or Teardrop-Shaped Breast Implants?

The shape of the breast implants that are best for you will be determined by your needs as a patient and your goals for the breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Schuster will help you make the best decision based on your needs and your body type.

To learn more about breast augmentation surgery as well as the other options you have for body contouring and aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our plastic surgery office in Lutherville, Maryland. We look forward to meeting with you in person.