Teardrop Breast Implants
Teardrop Breast Implants
Most women who undergo breast augmentation wanted to increase their cup size but they do not want everyone to know that they had something done to improve their physique. While some women opt to have large round implants that look like those breasts of Playboy models, there are still some of those who wanted to get that “au naturale” look even after the breast augmentation procedure has been done.
If you are one of those women who wanted to have an all-natural looking breasts, then it would be best for you to choose teardrop breast implants. Teardrop breast implants are shaped like teardrops and it is said to be the anatomically correct implant to imitate the regular shape of women’s breasts.
Having teardrop breast implants allow you to be yourself, only better, after the surgery. This is perfect if you can’t handle criticisms from people who often look down on plastic surgery procedures. No one will be able to notice that you had implants, except for the increased bust size that is. But with regards to the shape of your breasts, they will look like the natural set you once had.
Some Factors to Consider
- Saline vs. Silicone
Aside from choosing the teardrop shape of your implant, you also need to consider the type of implants you’d like to have during the breast augmentation. There are basically two kinds of breast implants – the saline and silicone implants.
Saline or sterile salt water filled implants are said to be the better choice for women who are afraid of health risks and complications that may arise from the implants’ rupture and leakage. The saline solution will be absorbed by the body if a leakage might happen with no undesirable side and long term effects. The only disadvantage of using saline-filled implants is that they look and feel a bit unnatural for breasts since the salt water is encased on silicone shell.
Silicone gel implants, on the other hand, look and feel like the real thing when they are used in breast augmentation procedure. However, if in case a rupture happens, the silicone gel will leak towards the surrounding breast tissues and sometimes the leakage is undetectable. Abnormal growth of body tissues is likely to envelope the silicone gel which may result in the development of tumors or cysts.
If you still wanted to have the natural feel of teardrop breast implants, perhaps you should watch out for the public use release of cohesive silicone implants. The cohesive silicone implants still use the same silicone casing like that of the traditional silicone implants and saline implants however the silicone gel filled inside the casing has the gummy bear texture. If rupture is to happen, the cohesive gel will not leak. Instead, it retains its shape like that of a gummy bear candy texture.
- Subglandular vs. Submuscular
Another factor to consider when undergoing teardrop breast implants is the placement type you like. There’s the subgladular, partial submuscular, and the full submuscular placement type in breast augmentation.
Subglandular placement happens when the teardrop breast implants are placed just below the mammary glands of the breasts. This will give you a fuller volume of breasts but if the implants are not secured properly by the surgeon, they may slip downwards below the breasts tissues, giving you asymmetric breasts in the long run which can be fixed by a follow up surgery.
Partial submuscular placement occurs when the surgeon places the teardrop breast implants by creating a muscle pocket right under the mammary glands. The teardrop breast implants are then inserted into the pockets and this creates a more secure placement for your implants but this will provide a lesser volume of your breasts.
Full submuscular placement happens when the teardrop breast implants are placed completely under the chest wall muscles. This is the most secure placement you can choose for your implants and they will give you a more natural look however the volume of your breasts will be lesser.
In order to achieve fuller volume of breasts, you should choose bigger sizes of teardrop breast implants especially if you choose to have full submuscular placement during the breast augmentation procedure.
- Incision and Scarring
The type of incision you choose during the breast augmentation procedure determines the scars you’ll have after the surgery. You can choose from incisions made under the breast fold (inframammary incision), armpit incisions (transaxilliary incision), navel incisions, or the areola incisions.
The different types of incisions allow you to hide the scars from the breast augmentation. However, these different types of incisions also pose different risks and complications which may include loss of breast and areola sensitivity and the ability to breastfeed later on.