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Breast Augmentation – Round Implants

Breast Augmentation – Teardrop Implants

Breast Lift

Round Breast Implants

In terms of shape, a breast implant can either be round or have a “teardrop” shape. For breast augmentation in Las Vegas, the round implants are much more popular than the teardrop shaped implants because they are more familiar to both patient and surgeon.

Remember, to get you to your desired cup size, the doctor needs to know your current cup size and the implant volume needed to get you to your new larger cup size. That is the reason why round implants come in a variety of round shapes. A round implant can be flat like a pancake, with a low profile (I call those “Frisbees”) or they can be round like a softball (high profile). Then there’s something in between which I refer to as a moderate profile.  All of these round implants are very useful depending upon the patient’s physical size, desired cup size, space limitations (big girls have more space than small women) and of course the plastic surgeons’ opinion and comfort level. Cup size is about implant volume. Most natural appearance is about picking the implant volume and shape (Frisbee versus moderate versus softball shaped round implant) that best fits the available space. Round implants always have a round perimeter and are fullest at the center of the implant. The round implants, , generally tend to give the breast more of an artificial, “fake”, or “augmented” look. In the Las Vegas community with gaming, showgirls and a large variety of adult entertainment, a lot of women who use their breasts directly or indirectly to make a living prefer this round , “fake breast” look to be advantageous.

Teardrop Breast Implant

The wave of the future for breast implants in Las Vegas will be to have beautiful, natural looking and feeling, breast shaped breasts. Nothing provides this result more reliably than a carefully selected, properly used breast shaped (teardrop/anatomical) implant.

In Las Vegas round breast implants are currently more popular than shaped implants because they are more familiar and easier for the surgeon to insert, they have been available for a longer time, and they provide the patient with the commonly seen “fake” augmented look”.

Stephen Gordon, plastic surgeon tells us the shaped devices, are better than the round breast implants, for many reasons.

  1. Any implant, shaped or round, if it is large enough, will force the breast to have the same shape as the implant. “If you are trying to make a breast bigger its’ a good idea to use a breast shaped thing to do it with” says Dr. Gordon.
  2. The familiar appearance of boob jobs in Las Vegas provided by round breast implants can be seen everywhere; but in general, they do not have the natural, beautiful breast shape you get from a breast shaped gel implant.

After a breast augmentation, as you get older, your breast get older with you, and the round implant either moves up or down, and your breasts will not look so great. Boob jobs using implants that are shaped do not look as fake as the round implants even after many years.

What is a Breast Lift

An operation performed on a sagging (ptotic) breast designed to lift the breast and reduce or eliminate the sagging. A constant feature of the operation is that breast skin is subtracted in strategic areas to make the skin –container of the breast smaller, and the breast less saggy. The breast cup size will change very little if any, after mastopexy unless a pre-existing breast implant is removed at the time of the mastopexy.

Why Breast Lifts

Breast lift surgery most often includes both a breast augmentation in order to restore the lost volume and a breast lift (subtraction of breast skin) to eliminate the excess stretched skin that come about with pregnancy or aging.  Sometimes all that is done is the lift if the patient doesn’t need or want to have implants. Obviously the plastic surgeon must master the breast augmentation part of this combo before he/she takes on the more complicated lift.

20 years ago there were no good operations to lift and augment the breast, and until recently there was no good way to determine the severity of breast sagginess (ptosis). Without a reliable method to indicate the severity of the ptosis, it is very difficult for the plastic surgeon to know which combination of breast implant and lift procedure would be best for the patient.

Who Are Breast Lifts For

Women are candidates for breast lifts and breast augmentation in Las Vegas if their breast gland is too low on the chest, if the gland folds over and rests on the chest, or if the nipples are too low. Adult women of all ages and body types may require breast lifts, even women in their twenties. Fundamentally, a breast lift is the subtraction of sufficient skin from the breast to cause the breast skin envelope to “fit” the breast gland properly. It is sort of like having a dress altered after a significant weight loss.

Child bearing with or without breast feeding is the most common cause for saggy changes in breast shape, because of loss of breast fat, and stretching of the breast skin envelope. In addition, weight loss, genetic “soft collagen” and advancing age can all cause or contribute to breast sagging. More and more we see young single women in their 20’s consulting for breast lifts and breast augmentation, because the shape and position of the breast is greatly improved, and the scars typically become almost invisible after about two (2) years.