Hi! I’m a 19-year-old girl who is petite build, short about 150cm (4’9″), breast size about an A cup, and is going to get Breast implants. But I’m not sure which style to go for. I was told the teardrop as it is more natural due to my petite build. I just wanted to know if I were to get round implants would it look that bad?

A: Breast implant shape

Round breast implants, when placed under the pectoral muscle, can look quite natural regardless of your body type. Anatomic, or teardrop-shaped implants, can look quite natural also. However, these implants are typically placed in front of the pectoral muscle (subglandular). These are appropriate in certain patients who need slightly more projection in the lower aspect of the breast, or who have a thinner body.

The one concern with anatomic implants is they have a tendency to rotate, where the heavier “bottom” portion of the implant could move and end up on the “top” where it doesn’t belong. Often times the patient can shift it back into place, however, this may be a problem that needs surgical correction in the future.

Discuss this further with a board-certified plastic surgeon prior to your surgery.