Top Rated Shaped Implants in New York

Shaped implants, also known as anatomical or teardrop implants, represent a revolutionary advancement in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. These specialized silicone or saline breast implants are meticulously designed to mimic the natural contours of the female breast, with a fuller lower portion and a tapered upper portion, resembling a teardrop shape. Shaped implants offer a more natural and subtle enhancement compared to traditional round implants. They are particularly favored for breast augmentation procedures where achieving a natural-looking result is a priority, as well as in breast reconstruction surgeries following mastectomy. The careful crafting of these implants helps create a harmonious and realistic breast appearance, making them a popular choice among patients seeking aesthetically pleasing and balanced outcomes.

Are Shaped Implants Right For You?

Shaped silicone breast implants are also known as “Teardrop” implants. Unlike smooth, round implants, these implants are shaped like a teardrop (thinner at the top than the bottom) and designed to offer better prominence of the breasts. Teardrop implants vary – there are plenty of options, all different in profiles, shapes, and sizes.

Shaped silicone implants have a textured surface that gets attached to the tissue once placed inside the breast, and it helps them maintain the correct position inside the breast. 

Determining whether shaped implants are the right choice for you involves careful consideration of various factors and a thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Tehrani.

Here's a comprehensive guide on how to assess if shaped implants align with your goals and body type:

  • Consultation with a Surgeon: The first step is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Tehrani. During this meeting, discuss your goals, expectations, and concerns. Dr. Tehrani will evaluate your anatomy, tissue elasticity, and skin quality to provide personalized recommendations.

  • Desired Outcome: Shaped implants are ideal if you’re seeking a more natural, teardrop-shaped breast appearance. If you desire upper pole fullness or a rounder look, round implants may be more suitable.

  • Breast Anatomy: Your current breast anatomy plays a crucial role. Shaped implants are often recommended for women with minimal breast tissue or those seeking breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

  • Lifestyle and Activity Level: Consider your lifestyle and physical activity. Shaped implants may offer a subtle and balanced appearance, making them suitable for active individuals who want a natural look without excessive fullness.

  • Incision Preferences: Shaped implants typically require a slightly longer incision than round implants due to their shape. Discuss your incision preferences with Dr. Tehrani.

  • Rotation Potential: Shaped implants must stay in the correct orientation to maintain their natural appearance. Understand that there’s a small risk of implant rotation and that it may affect your results.

  • Budget: Shaped implants often come at a higher cost compared to round implants. Be sure that you understand how the investment will align with your budget.

  • Realistic Expectations: Have realistic expectations about the results. Shaped implants offer more subtle enhancement to the breasts, so ensure that this aligns with your aesthetic goals.

Ultimately, the decision to choose shaped implants should be made in consultation with Dr. Tehrani, who can provide personalized advice based on your unique anatomy and goals. Remember that the comfort and confidence you have in your choice are paramount for a successful outcome.

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Who Is A Candidate for Shaped Implants?

Shaped implants had been very popular until Allergan – one of the companies that manufactures breast implants, recalled its textured implants because they were associated with a higher risk of a very rare type of lymphoma (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma). Aristocrat carries Sientra’s microtextured implants – their surface is less aggressive compared to other textured implants.

The ideal candidate for shaped implants is someone who desires a natural and more proportioned enhancement of their body contours, typically in the context of breast augmentation. Shaped implants are specially designed to mimic the natural shape of the breast, with more fullness at the bottom and a tapered appearance towards the top. These implants are commonly chosen for their ability to provide a subtle and realistic look.

Here are some characteristics that make up an ideal candidate for shaped implants:

  • Desire for a Natural Look: The primary reason for choosing shaped implants is to achieve a more natural-looking breast augmentation. Candidates should have a preference for results that closely resemble the shape of natural breasts.

  • Adequate Breast Tissue: Ideal candidates typically have a sufficient amount of existing breast tissue. Shaped implants are often recommended for women who want to enhance their breasts but do not require a significant increase in size.

  • Thin or Athletic Build: Shaped implants can be an excellent choice for individuals with a slender or athletic build. They can help create a balanced and harmonious appearance without making the breasts appear overly large.

  • Willingness to Follow Post-Operative Instructions: Shaped implants may require more careful post-operative care and follow-up appointments than round implants to ensure they settle into the desired position correctly. Ideal candidates should be committed to adhering to the post-op instructions provided by Dr. Tehrani.

  • Realistic Expectations: It's crucial for candidates to have realistic expectations about the outcome of their surgery. While shaped implants can provide a natural look, they may not be suitable for those seeking a significant increase in breast size.

  • Good Overall Health: Candidates should be in good general health and free from any medical conditions that could pose a risk during surgery or the recovery process.

  • Consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon: The most critical step in determining an ideal candidate for shaped implants is a thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Tehrani. He will assess the individual's unique anatomy, goals, and expectations to determine if shaped implants are the best choice.

  • Emotional Well-being: Candidates should be emotionally prepared for breast augmentation surgery and have a positive body image. It's important to understand that surgery alone cannot address underlying self-esteem or body image issues.

  • A Willingness to Commit to Long-Term Care: Shaped implants may require ongoing monitoring and potential future adjustments. Ideal candidates should be prepared for the long-term care and maintenance of their augmented breasts.

Ultimately, how suitable a candidate is for shaped implants varies from person to person, and the decision should be made in consultation with Dr. Tehrani who can assess individual goals and anatomy to provide personalized recommendations.


Meet Dr. Kevin Tehrani, MD FACS

Top plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani is the founder and director of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery. He values reaching the highest levels of achievement in reconstructive and plastic surgical training, continuing education and clinical experience. Your comprehensive consultation will be exceedingly informative, clear, balanced and there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss all your concerns.

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