Teardrop vs Round

Teardrop breast implants are made from silicone and have been available in the US since 2012. Teardrop implants are often referred to as ‘gummy bear’ implants. This is because they’re made from a type of silicone that is very cohesive and keeps its shape, like a gummy bear.

Some benefits of teardrop silicone implants –

  • Hold their shape well – The silicone used to make teardrop implants is very stable and so it keep the teardrop shape very well. Teardrop implants come in a variety of shapes, so finding implants that suit your natural body shape and desired breast size should not be an issue.
  • Provides a very natural look – The teardrop shape is desirable because it closely mimics the appearance of natural breasts. Because teardrop implants are made from silicone, they have a very natural feel too.

Round implants have been around for a lot longer than teardrop implants and are still used in the majority of breast augmentation procedures. Round implants can be made from either saline or silicone.

Below are some of the benefits of round implants.

  • Provides a more youthful appearance – For many women, the reason they’re getting a breast augmentation is because they desire round, youthful looking breasts. The full and perky appearance of round implants is therefore preferable.
  • A smooth shell is used – Round implants are made using a smooth outer shell, which means they’re less likely to suffer from rippling, as can be the case with textured shells. Round implants also tend to more freely in the body and therefore can look and feel more natural.
Which is right for me?

If you’re trying to decide which type of implants are right for you then you should weigh the pros and cons and think about what is most important to you. If you choose to have a consultation for breast augmentation, the type of implants you get are just one of the things you’ll be able to discuss in detail with Dr. Lynam.

Each type of implant has pros and cons. Lets connect and choose a implant that suits your dreams and goals. The best results start with great communication!

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