The Differences in Breast Implant Profiles
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on December 16, 2013
Breast implants are a great way for a woman to rejuvenate her figure due to age, pregnancy, or genetics. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for women. The type and size of the implant can directly affect your overall appearance. Deciding on a breast implant size is one of the most important decisions a woman and her surgeon make before undergoing breast augmentation surgery.
At her practice in San Antonio, Dr. Constance M. Barone performs all types of breast surgeries with the highest level of skill. Whether you just want some extra lift or a complete increase in size, Dr. Barone advises patients to make sure they choose the right type of breast implant before breast augmentation surgery.
What is a Breast Implant Profile?
A breast implant profile refers to the degree of forward projection from the chest compared to the width of the implant itself. This means that the breast implant profile determines how far the implant projects from the patients’ body. High profile breast implants create more of a curvy silhouette and are associated with dramatic alterations, whereas lower profile implants create a more natural look.
Types of Breast Implant Profiles
While breast implant profiles depend on the type of implant being used, there are four main types of breast implant profiles:
- Moderate Profile:The moderate or classic profile level provides standard projection and wider base width to give a more natural look. Typically, cosmetic surgeons recommend getting implants that are the same width as your natural breast tissue if patients want them to look the most natural. When implants are wider than the natural breast tissue, they are more visible under the skin.
- Moderate Plus Profile: This profile gives a slightly higher projection and a moderate base width for more volume. This type of profile can be a good option for women who want extra volume and perkiness, but still want their breasts to look natural.
- High Profile: High profile implants have a high projection with a narrower base. This adds volume for women who have a narrow chest wall and want to add volume. These implants may be narrower, but usually end up giving a rounder appearance.
- Ultra High Profile: This option, though less common, gives the highest projection with the smallest base width. Usually ultra high profile breast implants look the most unnatural. They give a rounder and fuller look, but often leave less cleavage.
Your plastic surgeon will help you choose the best breast implant profile for your body during your sizing appointment. This often involves trying on implants in a sports bra and viewing the difference in the mirror. However, your plastic surgeon will ensure you are comfortable with the type of the implant profile before beginning surgery.
Dr. Barone is dedicated to treating all patients with the utmost care and providing personalized procedures for each individual. Ranked as a top plastic surgeon, Dr. Barone is equipped and happy to handle all types of breast surgeries. To learn more about the breast augmentation process, clarify the types of breast implant profiles, or schedule a consultation, please contact the office today!
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