Tear Drop Breast Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am very interested in the tear drop breast augmentation procedure. I am currently a small B and would like a small change to maybe a full C. I really want a natural look and a small implant so that my breasts still look natural and do not stick off my chest or look high up, so i am interested in the teardrop shape implant.

I also am interested in a chin reduction since mine is very long and prominent and protrudes significantly when I smile. I would like it to be shorter and narrower/ pointier. Another thing is that my face is rather narrow and long and I desire a rounder face and more full look, what procedures could help with this? I want my cheeks to be wider in diameter if that makes sense? thanks!

A: While you have mentioned tear drop implants for a natural look in breast augmentation, be aware that the same effect can likely be achieved using low profile round implants which often create the same look. In the upright position tear drop and low profile round implants have been shown to look the same. I mention only because the cost of tear drop breast augmentation is higher.

Otherwise a submental approach to your chin reduction is the best method to address both  bone and soft tissue excesses.

The one procedure that is most effective at helping widen a face are cheeks implants. But not just any cheek implant will create that effect. It takes a special design cheek implant that specifically focuses on adding width back along the zygomatic arch.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana