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Contoured vs. Round Implants Northern Virginia

You may be overwhelmed when you have to choose the breast implants that are right for you. There are many breast implant options to help you get the exact results you desire. One of the options you have is the shape of the implant. You can ask all of your breast implant questions in a confidential breast augmentation consultation with Washington, D.C. breast surgeon, Dr. Desman. Dr. Desman will explain the benefits to each breast implant shape option.

The two options you have for the shape of the breast implants are:

  • Contoured Implants
  • Round Implants

Both options have benefits and enhance the breasts as well as they both add volume and fullness. The difference to these two breast implant options is how they add volume and fullness.

Contoured Breast Implants

Contoured breast implants are also known as teardrop breast implants because they are in the shape of a teardrop. Contoured implants are shaped like teardrops to give the breasts a natural sloping appearance to the breasts. The breasts naturally have less volume at the top of the breast and gradually fill out toward the bottom like a teardrop. If you want more volume and fullness on the upper portion of the breast, you will want to choose round breast implants instead of contoured breast implants.

The contoured breast implant needs to have a textured surface instead of a smooth surface. Because the implant is in the shape of a teardrop, there is the possibility that the implant will rotate. Having a textured surface to the implant will help diminish the chance that the implant from rotating.

Round Breast Implants

Most women who choose to have breast augmentation opt to have round breast implants because round breast implants have more benefits than contoured breast implants. Also, most women believe that the round implant enhances their breasts in more ways such as:

  • Lift
  • Fullness
  • Cleavage

Unlike the contoured implant, the round implant gives the breasts more projection. In addition, the round implant gives volume and fullness to the upper and lower portions of the breasts. These implants can have either a smooth or textured surface. The round implant has the same shape all the way around. If they rotate, your breasts will look the same and not become distorted.

Please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Desman. He serves breast augmentation patients in the Washington, D.C. area. Let us help you decide in the right breast implant for your body!

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