Teardrop breast implants – also known as shaped or anatomic implants – are aptly named because they resemble a human tear. Although they are designed in a wide variety of shapes, most teardrop breast implants have a wide, round base that gently slopes upward and they appear more natural. Nowadays, most women prefer teardrops due to their more natural look and feel. They are regarded as alternatives to round breast implants.
Who is it for?
Potential Risks and Side Effects
Generally, recovery takes about 6 to 8 weeks. Every patient is different, it may take more time depending on how you heal and your overall health.
Success Rate: 75-90%
Teardrop breast implants is one of the many types of breast augmentation surgery. Basically, it is one of the most popular plastic surgeries among women. The aim of this procedure is to improve the appearance, shape and size of breasts.
Once you have decided to undergo a teardrop breast implants surgery, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and your procedure will be customized in a way that minimizes scarring. During the online consultations, expect the following questions.
Planning your trip and choosing the clinic
When you decide to have a pterygium surgery, our first step will be to present to you several detailed options of clinics and doctors. After you have chosen your preferred clinic and doctor, we will then set up an operation date and arrange your trip. All the dates are set according to your preferences!
This surgery is usually performed in the morning or afternoon, so we always recommend that you arrive in Turkey a day before the surgery –so that you can have enough time to rest.
Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your teardrop breast implants surgery. Part of the discussions will be about your expectations and goals.
Before the surgery commences, your surgeon will conduct physical and blood tests to make sure that you are in a good health state. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests so as to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery.
Preparation for Surgery
To make you feel comfortable during the surgery, your surgeon will give you local anesthesia. If you have Trypanophobia (fear of needles), you should let us know so that we can offer you doctors who can give you anesthesia without using needles.
What Does Teardrop Breast Implants Involve?
It takes an hour or two to complete the teardrop breast implant surgery –and it’s usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Here are the four main stages involved in this procedure:
Administering Anesthesia: When performing this surgery, your surgeon will give you intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. This is done so that you don’t feel any sort of pain or discomfort during the surgery. In most cases, patients are asked to decide the type of anesthesia they prefer.
Making Incisions: Once the anesthesia kicks in, what follows is the incision making step. There are 3 different incision techniques that your surgeon can use. Your surgeon will help you decide the technique that best matches your anatomy and aesthetic goals. The three incision techniques are outlined below:
● Periareolar incision: This incision is made along the bottom edge of your areola.
● Inframammary incision: This incision is made under the breast along the bottom fold.
● Transaxillary incision: This incision is made right at the bottom of your underarm.
Inserting the implants: After the incisions are made, the next step is to insert the implants. There are 2 main options of placing implants, these are:
Your surgeon will use a placement type that is best to you, according to your body type, implant type and the desired size of the breast.
Closing the incisions: The final step of the surgery is to close the incisions. Your surgeon will either use stitches, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the incision –this usually depends on the incision site. The treated area will then be bandaged. Suppose your surgeon uses dissolvable stitches to close the incisions, expect them to be invisible within the next 6 to 8 weeks. But if the surgeon uses sutures that are not absorbable, they will be removed after 7 days
Is This Procedure Painful?
You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Will This Procedure Leave a Scar?
Most breast augmentation scars will appear red or pink and mostly hidden under the bikini line and they become less noticeable over time.
What Is the Difference Between Fat Transfer and Teardrop Breast Implant?
Teardrop Breast Implants do not require additional surgery in other parts of the body as in the fat graft procedure. The cost of breast augmentation surgery with implants is much lower than that of fat grafting. Finally, the implants can be easily removed, but it is more difficult to remove the fat after injection. The advantage of fat transfer is to get rid of the stubborn excess fat accumulated in certain parts of the patients' body.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.