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before and after photos, breast implant info, breast lift surgery,
breast reconstruction and more since 1997!

Anatomical Breast Implants

Teardrop Implants, Contour Profile Implants and BioCurve Implants

Anatomical breast implants were invented to create a more natural looking breast shape by creating a tear-dropped shape implant. Anatomical implants are manufactured by both Inamed (formerly McGhan) and Mentor. 


The largest study ever published of anatomic saline breast implants. A study of 609 patients with up to 5 year followup:

  • Not a single patient of the 609 patients required reoperation for a rotated or malpositioned implant 
  • Not a single patient of the 609 patients developed a seroma 
  • Rates of other complications were extremely low, the lowest currently reported for anatomic saline implants: 
  • Capsular contracture- less than 1% 
  • Implant deflations- less than 1% (with patient follow-up of 6 months to 5 years) 
  • All reasons for reoperations combined: 2.8% over 5 years 
  • Infection: 1 in 609 cases 
  • Hematoma: 1 in 609 cases 
Comparison of Tebbetts, Inamed (formerly McGhan) , and Mentor Data 2000
Parameter Studied
Tebbetts Study
Inamed (formerly McGhan) Study
Mentor Study
Number of patients
Length of follow-up
Up to 5 years
Up to 3 years
Up to 3 years
Additional procedures performed


17 of 609 pts.

2.8% at 5 years

402 procedures in 901 patients

44.6% at 3 years

[21% at 3 years]

358 procedures in 1264 patients

28% at 3 years


Implant deflation
0.74% of implants
3% of implants
3% of implants
Capsular contracture
0.98% of pts, 

0.66% of breasts

9% of patients

6% of breasts

9% of patients

7% of breasts

Visible wrinkling requiring reoperation*
0% of patients
11% of patients
21% of patients
0.16% of patients
3% of patients
2% of patients
Hematoma 0.16% of patients
2% of patients
? Not reported
0% of patients
3% of patients
? Not reported
Implant malposition requiring reoperation
0 of 609=


19 patients

5% of patients

29 patients


Breast lift required after augmentation
0 of 609 patients


28 patients

7% of reoperations

23 patients

6% of reoperations

* The Tebbetts study includes all additional operations required over a 5 year period, while the Mentor and Inamed (formerly McGhan) studies report additional operations for only 3 years.

Breast Augmentation PhotosTo view anatomical breast implants, look under the "notes" column of the patient photo gallery.

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What patients say about their breast implant surgery with our Top Breast Surgeons:

"I think that having a breast augmentation was one of the best decisions that I have ever made."

"My breast surgery went great!"

"My surgery and recovery was a breeze."

"My breasts look awesome."

"Wonderful job on my breasts."

"I am very pleased with my breast augmentation."

"I could not be happier with the outcome of my breast augmentation."

"My breasts are perfect."

"I cannot believe how amazing he has made my breasts look."

"My recovery was very easy, because of his gentle approach to breast augmentation."

"...attentive to concerns and to details of breast augmentation"

"Better than I ever expected from a breast augmentation."

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"Breast implants are the perfect fit for my body!"

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