Breast Implant Profiles
Breast augmentation plastic surgery can be performed using different implant options. You can choose among a variety of implant materials, sizes, and shapes. Breast implant profile is an important parameter for implant selection. Implants are available in low, moderate, moderate plus, high, and ultra-high profile.
Breast implant profile refers to the extent an implant projects outwards from the chest while standing. Different levels of projections are possible with implants of the same size or cc volume. Breast implants that have a smaller base width tend to provide more projection as opposed to those with a wider base.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Types of Breast Implant Profile
- Low Profile Implants
Low profile implants are relatively flat looking. They have minimal chest projections and are ideal for women with wider chests.
- Moderate Profile Implants
Breast implants with moderate profile look the most natural. Their projection is more as compared to low profile implants but less than high profile implants. Moderate implants are usually recommended for women with narrower or smaller chests.
- High Profile Implants
These implants provide maximum projection by having extremely narrow base widths. These implants yield the most rounded and full results. They may appear less-natural on few patients. However, they are ideal for petite women with narrower chest walls.
Factors Determining Ideal Breast Implant Profile
There is no one size fits all approach to breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure. Ideal implant profile depends on individual aesthetic ambitions and body proportions. Your doctor will discuss your aesthetic goals to determine a suitable implant profile. They will match your goals with your current figure or proportions.
It is possible for the same type of breast implant to look completely different on different chest types. Your cosmetic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation will measure your chest extensively to anticipate how different implant profiles will look following the surgery.
Women who want natural and subtle looking breasts are usually recommended to pick from low to moderate profiles. Those that want to make an impact with fuller and rounder breasts often go with high profile implants.
Tissue Envelope Plays an Important Role
Your surgeon will consider the tightness of tissue envelope while selecting a suitable implant profile. You may not be able to achieve maximum forward projection with high profile breast implants because of tight tissue envelope.
Choosing the Right Implant Profile
It can be daunting to choose an ideal breast implant option with the many choices on offer. However, you can always work with a reputed and skilled plastic surgeon to find a suitable fit. You don’t need to become overwhelmed by all the options on the menu.
Your surgeon will understand your aesthetic goals before recommending different implant options that have the best chance of attaining those goals. They will even walk you through the various characteristics and expected results of different implant options while answering any questions you may have.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.
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