Breast Implant Shape
For Scottsdale-area women who are looking to improve the size, shape and appearance of their breasts, a breast augmentation is often an excellent option. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik has years of experience with the breast augmentation procedure and can help you make the important decisions in preparing for your procedure.
One of those decisions is which saline or silicone breast implant shape you will choose. Dr. Angelchik will walk you through all of the choices you have to make before your breast augmentation, but generally speaking there are two choices for breast implant shape.
Teardrop Breast Implants
Also known as the “anatomical shape,” teardrop breast implants are, as you might expect, designed to more accurately reflect the shape and overall appearance of natural breasts. They’re larger at the bottom and taper off toward the top.
Though the teardrop implant is more natural looking, it also has a greater risk of rotating over time, thus providing a more unnatural appearance. Further, because teardrop implants are denser than the alternative, the incision Dr. Angelchik makes during your breast augmentation will be larger.
Round Breast Implants
Your other option is a round breast implant, which is perfectly symmetrical all the way around. As a result, if they rotate your breasts will not have any uneven appearance. They also look more natural when you stand up.
However, some women say that round breast implants are more obvious and do not provide as natural a look as the teardrop implants.
Dr. Angelchik will help you make the breast augmentation decisions that are right for you, including the breast size that is right for your frame.
If you’re a woman in the Scottsdale area considering a breast augmentation, please contact Dr. Paul Angelchik, MD, today for a consultation.