When most people think of breast implants and breast augmentation, they typically think about increased size and volume. While many women do opt to increase their breast size with an augmentation, many are also looking to enhance the overall shape and appearance of their breasts. But do implants change breast shape? The answer is not as simple as yes or no.
Implants Must Work Within Your Personal Dimensions
When you meet with a surgeon for your initial breast augmentation consultation, they will ask about your goals and how you want your breasts to look. While this often means an increase in breast volume, it can also address shapes, cleavage, nipple location, and much more. In many cases, women bring in photos of how they want their breasts to look.
After hearing your goals, the surgeon examines your current breasts and body anatomy. When it comes to breast implants, a surgeon must work with your natural body type, sternum width, chest-wall contour, and existing breast tissue. For example, if your current breasts are set wide apart, it may not be possible to move them closer for more pronounced cleavage.
Different Implant Options Can Affect Overall Breast Shape
In order to change the shape of your current breasts, your surgeon may recommend different implant shapes and implant profiles. Breast implants come in round or teardrop shapes. Women looking to add fullness, lift, and more pronounced cleavage may choose the traditional round implants with higher projection. This shape and profile gives a fuller upper breast look. On the other hand, women looking for a more natural breast shape may opt for a teardrop implant. Teardrop implants are thinner at the top, gradually becoming fuller below the nipple.
In some cases, adding a breast lift can better help you achieve your desired breast shape changes and overall breast appearance. If you are looking to change the overall shape and appearance of your breasts, a breast augmentation is a great place to start. At Hamilton Surgical Arts, our team will work with you to determine the best implant options to help you achieve your goals. To learn more about your options for breast augmentation, contact us online or call the office today at (317) 773-6677 to schedule a consultation.