While getting a boob job may bring splendid results, both silicone breast implants and saline breast implants may cause some complications for their owners. Except for the general surgery risks such as reaction to anesthetics, allergic reactions, cardiovascular complications, bleeding, infection or a blood clot, women who underwent breast augmentation surgery should also be careful about any signs that their breast implants are leaking or became broken. Such an occurrence, while rare, may lead to health problems unless they are quickly spotted. In this matter, there is no difference between round breast implants and teardrop implants.
Can You Breastfeed with Implants?
Many women wonder about the relationship between breast implants and breastfeeding. Specialists say that it depends on several things such as size and technique used to conduct a breast augmentation. When the round breast implants are placed under the muscle, do not generally cause any trouble with breastfeeding. More superficial boob job, when breast implants are placed over the muscle may have a risk to threaten one’s ability of breastfeeding. Moreover, the nerves around your nipples have an important role in breastfeeding.
The sensation while the baby sucks the breast creates stimulation to increase the levels of the hormones of prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin triggers the production of milk, while oxytocin triggers the reduction. When these nerves are damaged during the breast augmentation surgery, sensation may also be affected. Incisions made under the breast or through the armpit or belly button are less likely to handicap the breastfeeding. Still, as for your breast implants and breastfeeding, it is better to ask the doctor who performed your breast surgery.
What are Round Breast Implants?
As the name suggests, round breast implants are breast implants with a round shape. They are the most popular of all types of breast implants. Many celebrities with breast implants chose round implants and look very natural. Since the implant has a round shape, it is symmetrical, and implant rotation is not a problem. These are the main advantages of round breasts implants.
Which are the Perfect Breast Implants?
There is no universal scale. It is up to your body type and expectations. Some women prefer large breast implants while others choose more subtle breast enhancement. The choice between teardrop and round implants should be based on a combination of patient desires, anatomy, and surgical history.
Round Breast Implants vs. Teardrop Breast Implants
Round shape breast implants are often compared with teardrop (anatomical) breast implants. Some people claim that teardrop implants are the best breast implants for achieving the natural look. However, both anatomical and round implants can result in natural aesthetic appearances. Anatomical implants are preferred for contouring and volumizing the upper pole and for optimizing the breast projection. Round implants are chosen when the upper pole is already contoured, and the patient prefers softer breasts. Celebrities with breast implants usually choose round breast implants, and they sometimes look so natural that the speculations about their breast enlargement continue for years. Doctors emphasize that breast implant sizes and surgeon’s skills play a more crucial role in getting natural looking breast implants, than the material or shape the breast implants have.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery Possible after Round Breast Implants?
Yes, breast reduction surgery is available for patients who underwent breast augmentation surgery with round breast implants. During this surgery, surgeons may either remove breast implants totally (total breast reduction) or replace them with the smaller versions of them.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in February 2022