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Breast Implants: Shape and Texture

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Both saline and silicone breast implants are made in round shapes, while silicone implants come in both round and teardrop (anatomic) shapes. Teardrop implants have the benefit of providing additional fill to the upper portion of the breast, and for this reason are very commonly used for reconstruction patients who have lost much of this tissue secondary to mastectomy, and for patients with congenital breast deformities, such as tuberous breast or Poland’s syndrome.  Round implants are most often used in cosmetic breast augmentation, and these are Dr. Naidu’s preference in most cases.

The surface of the implant can also be smooth or textured. Smooth implants move easily and feel soft. Textured implants have a slightly bumpy feel on the surface. The benefit of texture is that the implant will not move as much within the breast pocket, which is especially important for tear-drop implants. The downside of textured implants is a higher risk of visible wrinkling.  Rarely, teardrop implants can shift in position, which may necessitate secondary surgery for correction.

Dr. Naidu most frequently uses smooth, round implants for her breast augmentation patients.

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