The term ‘boob job’ or breast augmentation, now no longer conjures an image of women with large, round busts. In fact, thanks to today’s medical advancements there is an expansive range of breast implants available which can help women achieve proportional, natural-looking results with breast augmentation surgery. Society is learning to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes – this shift in body positivity is much needed as we learn to feel good about our beautiful bodies and of course, breasts. Let’s explore what all is involved in picking out the correct types of implants before you choose to opt for breast augmentation surgery.

What should I choose – Round or Teardrop implants?

Round Implants

These types of implants are the classic types commonly and widely used by surgeons for breast augmentation. Round shaped implants help you achieve a fullness in your breast towards the top part which help you achieve a more proportionate and curvaceous look. Round implants are often used for women who possess existing breast tissue and are looking to achieve a fuller look.

Anatomical Implant/Tear Drop Implant

The Anatomical or ‘Teardrop’ implant, tends to fill out more gently as it slopes from the breast towards the nipple. In terms of cost, teardrop implants are more expensive, owing to the natural look they provide by mimicking the natural shape of the breasts. Anatomical implants best suit those women, who lack breast tissue and would like more natural-looking breasts through breast augmentation.

Will my implants be unders or overs?

The decision of how your implants should be rests on your surgeon and how he assesses your breasts at the consultation. Over the muscle implants are less invasive, so under the muscle implants are generally opted if you have smaller breasts or lack any breast tissue that would be needed to lock the implants in place. Over the muscle implants during breast augmentation are more suited for women who have enough breast tissue to cover the implant, without actually being able to feel the firmness of the implant underneath. With an over the muscle implant, your surgeon will find it easier to place the implant without having to venture too near the muscle. There are cases wherein, the implants are inserted ‘dual plane’, or what you can call partially under the muscle. Generally, you will not be able to have much of a choice regarding how your implant should be placed during breast augmentation, it really is up to your surgeon to decide which method is best for you. If you do have any concerns, you can always voice them to your surgeon and he can guide you better regarding the choice he/she has made.

What projection type will my implants be?

If you’re still in the consultation phase of your breast augmentation and have been in talks with other women who have undergone the procedure, chances are that you must have heard the term ‘profile’ or ‘projection’ and must be wondering what it is. ‘Profile’ refers to the width of the implant and the distance that the breast will sit from the chest. During your consultation, your surgeon will show you a wide selection of implants with their projection/profile types such as – low, medium, full, extra full etc. You’ll be able to try them for size and see how they suit your body and your desired outcome.

How is the ‘CC’ size of my implants decided?

The size of the breast implant is actually not determined by the cup size, it is rather measured by cubic centimetres or ‘cc’. This is done so, since a surgeon can’t really guarantee what size your cup size would be, post a breast augmentation procedure. What your surgeon can recommend is the amount of ‘cc’s to be added to your existing cup size in order to make a difference. For example, if you’re a ‘B’ cup and want to go up to a ‘DD’cup, you would be advised to opt for 450cc implants. Additionally, your profile needs to be taken into consideration and you should have a brief idea and expectation so do bear that in mind. Other factors such as your body shape, frame for example, will also have to be taken into consideration before the final decision can be made.


What are breast implants made of?

Most implants used for breast augmentation are made up of silicone gel. There are some cosmetic surgeons that do provide implants that are saline-based. Since each type has its own benefits, it is best to discuss this with your surgeon before deciding on the type that you want for your procedure.

Most implants come with a lifetime guarantee and are very reliable. In an event where any complications arise, most surgeons will have procedures in place which take care of the issues. For extra peace of mind regarding your breast augmentation, you should always check your clinic’s guarantee.

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