Irvine Shaped Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today. Breast shape and size is often negatively impacted by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging, leaving some women unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. As a result, women in Irvine and other cities across the US opt to undergo breast augmentation, and an increasing number of plastic surgeons are choosing shaped breast implants.

Breast augmentation is designed to increase the breast size, and this is usually done with the use of implants. These implants are usually round or tear-shaped.

Round Implants

Round implants have traditionally been used for breast augmentation. They are available in different profiles, with the choice depending on the desired outcome. Round implants are circular in shape, and tend to give the upper part of the breast a fuller appearance. These have been favored by plastic surgeons because they don’t wrinkle easily, as do the shaped implants which have a textured outer shell. In addition, if these implants rotate, it does not affect the shape of the breasts.

Shaped Implants

Shaped or anatomical breast implants provide a well-needed alternative to round shaped breast implants. The anatomical implants slope downward, creating a similar look to the normal breast. For this reason, the breasts appear quite natural after the procedure. Anatomical implants have a textured shell and are usually silicone-filled. The silicone gel is thick and sticky and soft to the touch. Shaped implants need to be precisely positioned; therefore surgery should be performed by a surgeon with the necessary skill.

Women desiring to undergo breast augmentation should do the necessary research about these implants, and also consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. If you are looking to increase breast volume and want to create a natural outcome, then ask your Irvine surgeon about shaped breast implants.

The Difference Between Shaped and Round Implants

Women who opt to undergo breast augmentation in Orange County face 2 major decisions. The right shape and size breast implant to choose. The shape of the implant is particularly important, as it influences how your breasts will feel, and how they will look. Generally, the plastic surgeon will determine whether the shaped or round implants should be used.

Some women may not fully appreciate the difference between the shaped and round implants, and that’s why the plastic surgeon will carefully explain the variances. The selection will be guided by the look a woman wants to achieve. With the right implants, it is possible to get natural looking breasts that will maintain their appearance for a long time.

At Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, Dr. Song and his expert staff ensure that patients are provided with the indispensable information they need about breast implants, so they can make informed choices.  This is important, because the results of your breast augmentation surgery can be impacted by the type of implants selected.

Round Implants

Women undergoing breast augmentation in Orange County have traditionally chosen round implants. Round breast implants are soft to the touch and round in appearance. They are very popular in fashion magazines, and also among celebrities. Round implants look a lot like the natural breasts and move naturally from side to side when you are lying down. They are usually filled with saline or silicone.

Shaped Implants 

Shaped implants like the Natrelle 410 are very popular because they are ‘form stable’. That means they hold their shape, and they also closely resemble the natural contour and shape of the breasts. So if you don’t want round implants, and prefer an alternative that looks so natural that your friends won’t be able to tell that you’ve breast augmentation, then the shaped implants are the ideal choice. In addition, the shaped implants don’t cause scarring, and this will prevent the breasts from hardening.

Both shaped and round breast implants are available at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, so why not call them up for consultation. Dr. Song also sees patients in Orange County.