Round, Teardrop, Smooth or Textured? Breast augmentation was the #1 cosmetic surgical procedure in 2012 , with almost 300,000 breast augmentations being performed last year in the United States. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2012 Statistics). Dr. Paul Wigoda points out to his patients that breast implants come in many different sizes and shapes.
Round or Teardrop Shape?
Breast implants come in two shapes: round and teardrop. Which is right for you? Well, it depends. Here are some considerations to help you decide.
Teardrop implants also known as “anatomical” are contoured and shaped just like a natural breast. It takes a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure they are properly placed. Dr. Wigoda has extensive experience with teardrop implants. At your consultation, Dr. Wigoda will discuss your options with you, including the use of anatomical implants. Anatomical implants are always textured to minimize their movement and decrease the risk of the implant rotating.
Round implants will give you that “Victoria Secret” look. They less natural looking than teardrop shaped implants but can deliver a higher impact result. Round implants are currently the most common implants as they give women the most lift, fullness, and cleavage many of us are looking for. Also, certain types of round implants will enhance the forward projection of your breasts. Keep in mind that women with large implants often report that others ‘know’ they have had breast augmentation. For most women, these days, this is not a concern. It all depends on you!
Smooth or Textured?
Breast implants are available in two surface choices: smooth and textured. Smooth breast implants feel like the outside of a balloon. Textured implants feel somewhat like sandpaper. Which is right for you? Below we will discuss some considerations to help you make your choice.
Smooth Breast Implants: Smooth breast implants are used in most breast augmentation procedures. Smooth implants move freely within the breast pocket and have thinner shells making them softer than textured implants. Smooth implants may be less likely to ripple than textured implants. Other benefits of smooth implants include lower cost and increased implant longevity.
Textured Breast Implants: Textured implants have been designed to limit the risk of capsular contracture, an implant complication involving scar tissue growing around the implant. However, this claim has not been conclusively proven. However, textured implants do create cohesion between the implant and surrounding tissue reducing the risk of the implant moving. Textured breast implants have been associated with a higher rate of leaking and breast rippling than smooth implants; however, textured implants have also been shown to decrease the risk of displacement.
During your consultation, Dr. Wigoda will help you determine which shape and texture implant is right for you by closely listening to your desired results. He will show you a numerous before and after photos of women who have opted for either round or teardrop implants to help you decide, and discuss the pro’s and con’s of smooth and textured implants in detail.
At the end of the day, only you and your doctor can choose the right type of implants for you. Dr. Paul Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale-based plastic surgery center offers both teardrop and round implants and we are happy to help you decide what’s best for you during a free consultation. Call us at 954.463.7088 to schedule your visit! To view video testimonials from numerous breast augmentation patients who have undergone Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implant procedure visit painlessbreastimplants.com/