What is a Teardrop Breast Enlargement?
Having breast enlargement surgery is a big decision for anyone. Everyone has their own reasons for wanting bigger breasts, but it’s best not to give into peer pressure. Through this guide, we’ll tell you about the procedure, risks, and recovery of teardrop breast enlargements to help you make the best decision for yourself.
What is a Teardrop Breast Enlargement?
A teardrop breast enlargement is suited for people with smaller breasts who want to retain their natural shape while adding volume. Resembling a teardrop, these implants are thinner at the top and fuller at the bottom, and filled with either silicone or saline. They can come in a variety of sizes that suit your frame, but it’s important to note these sizes come in CC volume, not the cup sizes you see in stores.
Before your breast enlargement surgery, speak with your surgeon about their qualifications and experience to build trust. Ask them any questions, such as the different options, procedure, risks, and recovery.
Teardrop boob jobs are more expensive than other types, but they offer a natural look similar to the name. There are a range of placements and implants to consider. You should consult your surgeon about the difference between the surgical procedures and implant types, such as inframammary (under the breast) placement or gummy bear implants.
In the rare scenario teardrop breast enlargement surgery goes wrong, speak to your surgeon about why it happened and what can be done to rectify or improve the situation. You may choose to consider corrective surgery and consult a different surgeon or surgery.
Before your surgery, we’ll advise you everything you need to know about teardrop breast enlargements to keep you at ease. At Suffolk Breast Practice, we have a high success rate and ensure every patient receives a follow-up to discuss any issues or concerns.
Risks and Complications
Teardrop breast enlargements require precise measurements and surgical techniques to ensure proper placement of the teardrop implant. The risk of movement is small due to the nanotextured surface. It’s important to note that every procedure will result in scarring, but there’s a small risk of capsular contracture, where the scar tissue tightens around the implant.
The choice of teardrop implant is yours, but silicone implants are the most common in the UK. They are less likely to wrinkle, but can cause lumps. Whereas, saline implants are more likely to rupture or fold, but the ingredients are safely ingested by your body. We recommend you speak with your surgeon about the advantages and disadvantages of both types before making your decision.
As breast enlargement surgery requires incisions underneath the breast crease, the armpit crease or areola, scarring is inevitable. They will initially look red or purple and raised from the skin. The scars will smoothen and the colour will fade after 6-8 weeks. However, they won’t entirely disappear, but there are things you can do to reduce them over time.
We advise you to follow your surgeon’s advice and inform them of any complications as soon as possible. It’s normal to go home with pain, but it’s important not to make this worse during your recovery. The reason it may hurt is not because of the surgery itself, but because your breasts are still getting used to the new shape and need time to mould into it as the muscles relax.
Refrain from sententious exercise for at least one month to give yourself plenty of time to rest and recover. Do not remove your bandage within the first 48 hours and be aware that your old bras will most likely no longer fit. Before you buy new ones, let your breasts settle into their new place and instead, try wearing a compression band or post-op bra if advised.
We also recommend you wear comfortable clothing, such as joggers, leggings, loose shirts and jumpers that you would normally wear while staying at home. This way, you can still complete small tasks with minimal pain, but we advise asking a friend or family member for support during the first month if possible.
BREAST ENLARGEMENT AT SUFFOLK BREAST PRACTICE
Breast enlargements are increasingly popular in the UK and have one of the highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic procedures. And the key to success is choosing the right surgeon!
At Suffolk Breast Practice, we’re led by one of the UK’s most respected surgeons, Mr Hussein Tuffaha. He was awarded the ‘iWantGreatCare’ certificate in 2022 and 2023, and is fully certified with:
- The Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Association of Breast Surgery
We ensure our patients have the best possible breast enlargement experience from start to finish. Not sure if a teardrop boob job is right for you? Here’s everything you need to know about breast enlargement procedures. Alternatively, contact us today to book your consultation.