Tear Drop (Shaped) Silicone Implants vs. Round Silicone Implants

Which is Better?
Deciding on which implant to use is always a difficult decision for women. The benefit is that in this day and age is that there are so many choices of implants that the augmentation can be tailored to each patient.

The shaped implants can help decrease the round appearance that some women are afraid of having after their breast augmentation. First of all I would tell you that by using a silicone gel implant, whether it is round or shaped will help decrease the chance that you are going to look fake. The silicone implants are much softer and give people a more natural appearance and feel.

The shaped implants in my opinion are a good option for women that want to have a bigger implant and still avoid a fake appearance. Shaped implants are also a good option for patient undergoing breast reconstruction. When patients are using a very small implant, the difference between a shaped and a round silicone implant is very small.

They are both good implants, and this is where your plastic surgeon will help guide you on what implant will help you achieve you aesthetic goals.

Please consult with your board certified plastic surgeon to help guide you on what implant would be best for you for your breast augmentation.