Breast Implant Profiles
It is not easy to choose the right breast implants. They come in a variety of shapes, types, sizes, and profiles. You need to have a clear understanding of the different types of breast profiles and their projections to find the perfect fit. Your cosmetic surgeon will work with you to choose breast implants that are a perfect fit for you.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides breast augmentation to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Understanding Breast Implant Profile
Breast implant profile refers to how your breasts will appear from the side when you are standing straight. Low implant profiles have a wide footprint. This refers to the surface area that comes in contact with your chest. These do not protrude a lot from the side and appear wider.
Volume of these implants tends to sit mostly on the lower breast pole. In contrast, high implant profiles are more forward protruding with a narrower width. They have more volume in the upper breast pole. Common breast implant profiles used in breast augmentation plastic surgery include:
- Low profile
- Moderate profile
- Moderate plus profile
- High profile
- Ultra-high profile
The width of your breast implant will play a major role in determining breast projection. Implants of the same volume (cc size) with different widths will have completely different results. Breast implants with narrower base have more forward projection as compared to wider ones.
Impact of Implant Profile on Breast Shape
The final appearance of your breasts will be significantly affected by the profile of your implants after your breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. The right breast implant profile can go a long way in achieving a more natural looking outcome in the right body type. Your cosmetic surgeon will consider your chest size and body shape to determine the best implant profile.
Low profile implants are generally recommended for women with wide chests. These offer the least amount of projection from the chest resulting in flatter looking breasts. Moderate implant profiles are ideal for women with narrow or small chests. These tend to offer the most natural looking results and are recommended for the majority of women.
High profile implants offer the most dramatic results. They result in the most forward projection and have the least implant base width. They provide full and round looking breasts with heavy upper poles. They appear natural on petite women with narrow chest walls.
High profile implants have a smaller footprint from a frontal perspective, but project more. These implants do not add much curvature outside the rib cage. High profile implants help in enhancing the appearance of cleavage. These implants have often been called as ‘permanent push-ups’. Implants differ on the basis of their 3-dimensional shape too.
Choosing the Right Implant Profile
Your cosmetic surgeon will understand your desired aesthetic goals and take your unique body characteristics into account while determining the best implant profile. However, you will have the final say in choosing the implant profile type. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.
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