Breast implants come in two shapes: round and tear drop. Round implants have traditionally been thought of as less “natural looking,” while tear drop, formerly known as “anatomic,” have enjoyed a reputation of being more lifelike. A new study published in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests this conventional wisdom may be a little off base.
In the study, 30 plastic surgeons and plastic surgery nurses were shown 30 pictures of women who had received breast augmentation. 15 of these pictures were of women with round breast implants, 15 with tear drop shaped implants. All of the women included had similar anatomical features and all of the breast implants were filled to approximately 300 cc. The consensus? No discernable difference in final results.
It is important to remember that both the plastic surgeons participating in this study and those who performed the breast augmentation procedures are board-certified, just like Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata. And just like Dr. Fata, these plastic surgeons have the training and experience needed to customize breast augmentation options and produce natural-looking results.
Does it matter which shape breast implant is used for your procedure? Absolutely. So too does incision location, breast implant placement, and other procedural options that are combined to ensure highly personalized results. During your initial breast augmentation consultation at our Indianapolis plastic surgery office, Dr. Fata will carefully assess your frame, discuss all of your breast enlargement options, and help you select those best suited to produce the look of your dreams.
To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Fata, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today. Located in Indianapolis, we welcome breast augmentation patients from all areas of Indiana.