Round or anatomical implants: What is the difference? Which is best for me?

POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics GmbH 2020-10-21

Choosing a breast implant is an important decision that ultimately depends on your individual preferences, as well as your physical characteristics. Fortunately, you will not have to make that decision alone, your surgeon will review your needs and expectations and help you find the best breast implant for you.

While implant dimensions, size or surface are usually discussed first, another important factor to consider is the implant shape: Should you choose an anatomical implant shape or a round one?

The answer should reflect your aesthetic preferences: Do you want natural-looking breasts or a more enhanced look?

With a clear idea of the look you want to achieve, you can decide on the breast implant that will give you the aesthetic look you desire. 
There are two primary types of breast implants to consider: round implants and anatomical implants.


Round breast implants

Round shaped implants simulate the breast of a young woman, and they are an excellent choice if you desire more fullness on the upper pole of your breasts. They are evenly shaped in the upper and lower half as shown in the image.

Round breast implants are available in all our four surfaces, including smooth (POLYsmoooth™). 

Anatomical breast implants

Anatomical breast implants are the ideal choice if you want a more natural-looking shape. They replicate the natural breast shape of an adult woman.  
Anatomical implants in general are shaped with a thinner upper area that gently slopes into a fuller lower area. Most of the volume is placed in its lower pole, as shown in the image.

Anatomical breast implants come in micro-textured surfaces, such as MESMO® or POLYtxt®. They are also available with a Microthane® coating. Anatomical implants are generally not available with a smooth surface.

Which implant is right for you?

The aesthetic outcome will not only depend on shape. There is a wide variety of sizes and projections to give you a custom approach to enhancing your breasts according to your personal preferences. 

Ultimately, the best implant for you depends on your specific needs, goals, and body type. The best way to determine which implant is right for you is to discuss your desired outcome and preferences with your surgeon.