There are multiple choices of breast implants, including the type of implant, profile, texture and even shape! There are two shapes of breast implants:
• Round breast implants
• Contour breast implants
Denver breast surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich is committed to helping you choose the correct style breast implant that will get you the results you desire. While Dr. Slenkovich only uses round implants, it’s important to understand the differences.
Round Breast Implants
The round breast implant is typically chosen more for breast augmentation than the contour breast implant and is in fact Dr. Nick’s preference for shape. This is because the round breast implant offers benefits that the contour implant does not.
The round breast implant offers a more forward projection of the breast adding to the fullness of the upper portion of the breast. Women who wish to have fuller upper breasts can achieve this look without resorting to larger breast implants. Most women feel that this shape of breast implant enhances the breasts more with greater:
The Contour Breast Implants
The contoured breast implant is shaped like a teardrop and is sometimes referred to as a teardrop breast implant. The shape of this type of breast implant is designed to give a natural, sloping look to the breasts. However, it does not give the youthful fullness to the upper portion of the breasts and contoured implants do not often have the soft, natural feel that round implants have.
The contour implant does possess the risk of rotating after placement causing the breasts to look misshapen, an issue that does not arise with the round implant since it is the same shape all the way around. As a result, the contoured breast implant requires a textured surface because it has a tendency to rotate. The textured surface does help minimize the likelihood of rotation happening.
To learn more about breast implants and breast augmentation in Denver, Colorado, please contact Dr. Slenkovich today to schedule a breast augmentation consultation.