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Everyone has a slightly different body type and shape. This is one of the things that make you unique, and it also creates several challenges with a “one-size-fits-all” approach to plastic surgery. That is why breast implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. It allows our Atlanta plastic surgeons to customize your breast augmentation in order to achieve an outcome that will best complement your body type.

Your breast augmentation results can be significantly impacted by your choice of implant shape. During your initial consultation, the doctors at Marietta Plastic Surgery will listen carefully to your aesthetic goals and recommend the best option to achieve your goals.

There are essentially two different breast implant shapes to choose from:

  • Round breast implants
  • Teardrop breast implants

Round breast implants are the most commonly used option. As their name implies, they have a round shape. Since these implants are symmetrical, you do not have to worry about implant rotation and can choose either a textured or smooth surface. You can also choose from several different implant profiles to adjust the way in which your breasts will project from your chest.

Teardrop breast implants have a sloped contour with a larger volume at the bottom. This shape is intended to more closely mimic the shape of natural breasts. One drawback is that if the implant shifts, it can give your breasts a misshapen appearance. In order to guard against this issue, teardrop implants must have a textured surface.

When deciding which type of breast implant will achieve the best result for you, our plastic surgeons will evaluate the following factors:

  • Your body type
  • The amount of natural breast tissue present
  • Breast implant placement (over the muscle or under the muscle)
  • Your choice of incision location

To learn more about your breast implant options, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta area plastic surgeons. Call 770-425-0118 for our Marietta office or 678-494-2380 for our Woodstock location.

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