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.

Breastfeeding After a Breast Augmentation

Some women wanting to undergo breast augmentation in Orange County may be somewhat unsure, because they have heard that the procedure will prevent them from breastfeeding. Contrary to that belief, breast implants do not interfere with the milk ducts in any way, therefore a woman can breastfeed after having a breast augmentation.

If you are contemplating breast augmentation, but are concerned because of that myth, there’s no need to be alarmed, because there is no truth to it. So if you’d like to have kids in the future, but want to enhance your appearance now, it’s possible to do so.

Dr. Kyle Song of Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California serves the greater Orange County area and specializes in cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation. Dr. Song understands that women not only want to look their best, but also want to be able to bond with their babies when the time comes. That’s why he uses the most advanced technology, to ensure that the procedure won’t interfere with breastfeeding.

But what gave rise to this belief and is there any truth to it at all?

The belief came about because of complaints by some mothers that they found it difficult to breastfeed after breast augmentation. However, that problem arose because of where the incision was made during surgery, and not because of the implants.

When incisions are made on or around the areola, then this often makes breast feeding difficult, but not impossible. However if the surgeon makes the incisions on the breast crease or under the armpits, it does not create any difficulty.

Be sure to consult with your plastic surgeon to discuss these and other concerns before undergoing breast augmentation. He will then be able to confirm where the incisions will be placed.

Dr.  Song and his team at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California serve many clients in the greater Orange County area. They are always ready to answer all your questions about breast augmentation, so why not schedule a visit with them today.