There was no aesthetic superiority in anatomical implants compared with round implants in breast augmentation, according to research presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

“There’s no advantage to using anatomical implants in breast augmentation given their considerable disadvantages compared with round implants,” David A. Hidalgo, MD, clinical professor of surgery, Weill-Cornell Medical College, told

Hidalgo and Andrew L. Weinstein, MD, conducted a level 1 randomized control trial, in which they implanted one round and one anatomical implant in each breast of 75 patients undergoing augmentation who had not previously had implants. Multiple view photographs were taken with the patient sitting fully upright. The anatomical implant was then removed and replaced with a round implant, and the procedure was completed.

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