To maximize the probability that you’ll be happy with the results of your breast augmentation, make sure you take into consideration the shape and projection (how far your breasts protrude) of your implant in addition to size.
Implants have different projection profiles, and you can choose from low, medium or high projections. Some plastic surgeons believe high-profile implants are advantageous because more volume can be added to a patient with a narrow chest or breast space.
There are two typical shapes with saline and silicone breast implants: round and teardrop. Round implants are usually placed under the muscle and can give fullness to the upper portion of the breast. Since they don’t move much, they almost always keep their shape.
Teardrop implants, on the other hand, have more of a slope, like the breast naturally does, and less fullness in the upper part of the implant. Because of their shape, teardrop implants may provide better projection and a more natural look. However, they can potentially rotate, which may cause an unnatural distortion.
Be sure to discuss all of these options with your plastic surgeon so you can come to the best decisions for your body as a team.
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