Teardrop Implants: Is it The Right Breast Augmentation Choice?


Hi! I am Dr Michael Szalay and today I am going to talk about teardrop implants.

Women today are conscious about their breast appearance. Many are not happy with their natural breast shape or appearance, which has made breast augmentation a common cosmetic procedure for women wishing to improve the shape, size and contours of their breasts.
Teardrop implants, also known as anatomical breast implants, are designed to create gentle contours and the fullness of a natural breast and are therefore an ideal choice for women seeking a smooth and natural-looking breast enhancement.

Here are some common benefits of Anatomical Implants;

  • Provides a natural shape and look to the breast
  • Creates a subtle-looking breast enhancement with less volume at the top and more at the base.
  • Because of their customised shape, they are more suited to women who have breasts that are wider or narrower than average.
  • They are useful when women have breasts which are droopy because they are fuller at the bottom, which helps fill out the loose breast tissue at the lower part of the breast.

What are Anatomical Implants?

Teardrop implants have elastomer shells that are filled with cohesive silicone gel and have an asymmetrical shape with a well-projected, full lower pole and a tapered upper pole. This provides a natural shape and look to the breast.

Anatomical Vs. Round

Round implants are also filled with cohesive silicon gel and as their name suggests, are round in shape. Round implants are usually chosen by women who are seeking more upper fullness.
The choice between round implants and teardrop implants is often a difficult decision for many women. The best way to make your choice is to try on both round and teardrop implants in a firm singlet or t-shirt in front of a full length mirror.
As part of your decision making process, it is important to choose a doctor who has significant experience in performing both anatomical and round implants. An experienced doctor can help advise you as to whether you would be a good candidate for your preferred choice.

Here is an example of a teardrop implant which I performed.


Results can very among individuals. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Motiva Ergonomix Implants

Motiva Ergonomix implants are a round implant which falls into place naturally like a teardrop implant. One advantage of this is that the risk of rotation is significantly reduced. The Motiva implants also have a bio-engineered surface which is not considered to be a risk factor for BIA-ALCL. Another advantage of this surface s that it reduces the risk of capsular hardening.


2 thoughts on “Teardrop Implants: Is it The Right Breast Augmentation Choice?

    • Hi Jayne,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Recently, the TGA suspended most of the teardrop brands because of the rare risk of ALCL. Further information about this condition can be found here: https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/breast-implants-and-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma
      A good current alternative to a teardrop implant is the Motiva Ergonomix implant. Whilst this is a round implant, it does fall naturally into shape like a teardrop implant. The current cost of the Motiva Ergonomix implant is $8990, which includes hospital and anaesthetist fees.
      There are companies that offer payment plans for cosmetic surgery. You can find out about these companies if you google “cosmetic surgery finance”. Some examples include MacCredit, MediPay and Total Lifestyle Credit.
      kind regards
      Mike Szalay 🙂


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