Just the Right Contour

If you are considering breast augmentation, it is very important to choose the correct breast implant shape. Plastic surgeon Stephen Greenberg can provide expert advice based upon your personal goals and desires. Dr. Greenberg has helped women from around the world achieve the ample, shapely bust lines they have always wanted. There are many variables involved in breast implants, and shape is one of the most crucial. Dr. Greenberg can recommend the appropriate shape to achieve the youthful, robust contour you envision, based upon your desires, the current shape and size of your breasts, and other factors. Today, the Internet is rich with information and opinions on breast implant shapes, but a face-to-face consultation with a leading plastic surgeon is the absolute best way to make the right choice. Contact our practice today to learn which breast implant shape will best suit you.

Teardrop-shaped Implants

When viewing the profile of the breast, you will notice that it has a teardrop-like shape. Gravity pulls most of the breast mass downward, and it becomes slimmer toward the collar bone. Teardrop-shaped implants are designed to follow this natural contour, while achieving the desired enlargement. Many women feel that these implants achieve a more natural-looking enhancement than round implants. However, teardrop-shaped breast implants do present a unique risk of shifting out of place, distorting the enhanced shape of the breasts. Teardrop-shaped implants are typically textured on the outside to prevent any shifting from taking place. Teardrop-shaped implants are available in saline or silicone. Gummy bear implants are only available in a teardrop shape. Teardrop-shaped implants typically cost more than round implants; gummy bear implants tend to cost more than their saline and silicone counterparts.

Round Implants

The shape of round implants helps women to maintain the bust shape originally achieved through their surgery. With no discernible top, bottom, front, or back, round breast implants can shift into any position without altering the breast shape. Some women believe that round implants fail to achieve a natural-looking breast shape, while others are quite pleased with the results. In fact, round implants will adopt a contour akin to that of a teardrop-shaped implant because of the effects of gravity. But again, if shifting occurs, the implant will adjust, and the shape of the breast will not be affected. Round implants typically cost less than teardrop-shaped implants.

Implant Placement

Regardless of whether you choose subglandular implant placement (placement of the implant above the pectoral muscle) or submuscular placement (partial placement of the implant below the pectoral muscle), the shape of the implant you choose will make a difference in the enhanced shape of your breasts. We invite you to learn more about breast implant placement.

Learn More about Breast Implant Shapes

If you would like to enlarge your breasts and enhance their shape, Dr. Greenberg can help you decide which shape of breast implant will achieve the results you desire. To schedule a consultation to discuss breast implant shape and other variables, contact our offices serving Long Island, Manhattan, Woodbury, The Hamptons, and Boca Raton, FL.