Breast Implant Profiles

Breast implant profile refers to the extent of forward projection from the chest wall. The profile is determined by the base width of the breast implant and is typically classified as low, medium, and high. High implant profiles have narrow base widths and offer the most forward projection creating a dramatic silhouette.

Low profile implants have the widest base diameters providing the least amount of forward projection. They result in flatter appearing breasts. Moderate profile implants are the most common and natural looking. They are chosen by women looking for full breasts without appearing overly done. You need to match the width of your natural breast tissue with that of the implant to achieve a natural and balanced look.

Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding communities.

Low Profile Breast Implant

Low profile breast implants offer the least forward projection because they have a wide base. The volume of the implant sits in the lower breast pole. They are usually suitable for women that have wider chests. In reality, the actual projection depends on the base width of the implant from side to side. The forward projection cannot be described as a fixed distance, but a ratio depending on the base diameter.

Moderate Profile Breast Implant

Moderate profile implants used to be the standard implant profile for breast augmentation cosmetic surgery before different projection types and profiles were introduced. These implants offer the most natural appearance with fuller and rounder breasts as compared to low profile implants. People with narrow chests prefer this profile since it creates a wide chest appearance.

Moderate Plus Profile Breast Implant

Certain manufacturers offer projection types that are more than moderate profile but less than high profile. These are called moderate plus since they add that little extra oomph to the breast appearance without looking overdone. You should discuss the right profile to suit your goals with your surgeon during the initial plastic surgery consultation.

High Profile Breast Implant

High profile breast implants create the most dramatic projections with the narrowest base diameters. One would need a larger sized implant to get the same kind of appearance with a moderate profile implant.

High profile implants can provide the same effect without increasing the cc volume of the implants. They are suitable for women with narrow chest diameters who want large breasts without untoward complications, like unnatural looking diameters and rippling.

Choosing the Right Implant Profile is Important

The appearance of your overall breast shape depends greatly on your breast implant profile. This is especially true for how your breasts appear from the side. This makes it important to choose the right implant size. Your cosmetic surgeon can help you choose the right profile.

Breast Implants are More Than Just Size

While the implant size determines how large the breasts get after surgery, implant profile determines how the overall breast shape appears. Changing the profile can make significant differences to the end results. Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.

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