Do I need to have teardrop implants

Hi I sent through photos to a clinic and got back that because my nipples are not in line and one boob is slightly bigger than the other also that my breast sits low on my chest that teardrop would be a better option than rounds and that rounds will just give me the fake look with no cleavage or side boob

jema5 May 19th, 2016 WA

  • Answer
    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Jema5.
    Without seeing photos, it is difficult to advise on the right procedure for you. Both round and anatomical (teardrop) implants have their indications and associated pros and cons. Both types of implants can give excellent long term results if used in the appropriate patient, based on their existing anatomy. 
    From your description, It sounds like you may have a degree of breast asymmetry. Depending on how markedly different your breasts are, you may require different sized implants to balance the volume. In addition to this, some breast asymmetry patients may require further manipulation of the breasts (such as a lift) in order to equalize the position of the nipple and the shape of the breasts. 
    Only a thorough clinical assessment can determine the most appropriate plan that's needed to achieve your desired outcome. Your next step would be to consult and discuss your wishes with a plastic surgeon experienced in breast enhancement surgery.
    Wishing you all the very best.
    Warm regards,
    Dr Ray Goh
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    Dr. Alex Phoon

    Alex Phoon

    26 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi Jema,
    Pretty hard to give you an opinion here without the photo. 
    As a rule, plastic surgeons have a little more flexibility and range with the anatomical implants than the round ones. Anatomical (otherwise known as teardrop implants) can come in various heights and widths and the projection (how much it comes off the chest wall) can vary from minimal to high. All these features usually make them ideal to customise to the individual patient and even more useful when we are attempting to make improvements with symmetry.
    Round implants are also great but, as the name suggests, are as tall as they are wide. Not much room to customise here. You can also have differentially sized round implants but on the whole they are not as useful in this regard as the anatomical implants.  
    Of course, we can improve symmetry a bit with implants alone but sometimes a more extensive lift procedure might be required if the asymmetry is profound and it bothers you. Keep in mind that it is normal to have a degree of  asymmetry. It may not bother you whatsoever.
    Feel free to share your photos with me directly at
    Kindest regards,