Teardrop implants are one of the options available for a breast augmentation. They differ from round implants because they are shaped like a teardrop. The shape was created to resemble the look of natural breasts. The teardrop implant is shaped asymmetrically with the upper area being thinner. This provides the gentle slope necessary for a rounded and fuller base. Most of the volume of the implant is located in the bottom portion. The implant is usually made from a semi-solid gel. This type of material is stable and fairly firm. This enables the implant to retain the shape and still feel soft when touched.
The best candidates for an implant maintain a stable weight and are in overall good health. The individual should not take any anti-inflammatory drugs or smoke. This type of implant provides excellent results. This being said, it is important to keep all expectations realistic. Teardrop implants have become popular for numerous reasons. This includes:
• Additional volume to the lower portion of the breasts
• The appearance of the breasts is a lot more natural
• The curve of the breasts is much more natural
The breast implant surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. In most cases, the surgery requires approximately two hours.
Many individuals are able to go back to work about a week after the surgery. It is important to avoid any strenuous activities or exercise for a month or more following the procedure. The results of the surgery can be seen immediately. Women are usually extremely pleased with their new appearance. This generally leads to a boost in self-confidence. If the woman does not become pregnant and maintains her weight, the procedure will last for a long time. The implants will last for several years. The recommendation is to have them replaced every eight to ten years. The teardrop implants look extremely natural due to the shape. The implants are actually pre-shaped.
To learn more about what teardrop implants may be able to do for you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with The Bougainvillea Clinique. At our convenient location in Winter Park, Dr. Hartog and his devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!