For women interested in breast augmentation, a lot of emphasis is placed on the type and size of the implant they choose. What is not as commonly discussed is profile. There are three different profiles of implants available (low, moderate, and high), and this decision plays a major role in the appearance of the implants.
Profile and Size
Implants come in a variety of different sizes, but the most common is 350cc. The profile of the implant is important because it affects how the implant sits on the chest. A moderate profile implant takes up more space on the chest wall than a high profile implant, but the high profile implant projects more. Depending on the profile best suited for you, you may have to go up or down a size to get your desired look.
What is Profile?
Profile refers to how far the implant will extend beyond the chest wall. Deciding which profile is right for you depends on both the look you wish to achieve and the size of your current breasts as well.
- High profile implants: Out of the three profile options available, high profile implants have the most forward projection. This type of implant is ideal for women who have a narrow chest. One of the added advantages of a high profile implant is that there is less likely to be any rippling.
- Moderate profile implants: This type of implant is the standard implant. Its projection is predetermined and depends on the base diameter of the implant.
- Low profile implants: A low profile implant projects the least, which is why they are recommended for women who have a wider frame.
Choosing the Right Profile
There have been significant advancements made in the breast implant field, making it easier for plastic surgeons to figure out which implant profile is best for each individual patient. If you have been considering breast augmentation and would like to know more about which size and profile implant is right for you, be sure to contact Boulder Plastic Surgery at (303) 578-4193. Dr. Kuisle and Dr. Hartley are both members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.