Breast Implant Profiles and How They Affect Breast Augmentation Results
By Patricia Berbari on August 29, 2014
Dr. Patricia Berbari is committed to helping patients achieve the look that they have always wanted. When meeting with patients at her Gatineau practice, she takes great time weighing all options for each surgery. This level of deliberation is particularly important when it comes to breast enlargement surgeries. The best possible breast augmentation results involve customization to the patient and careful consultation.
Many patients think of implant size alone when it comes to breast augmentation surgery, but there are other factors to keep in mind. One such factor is breast implant profile, which we'd like to go over in brief detail right now.
What is breast implant profile?
Breast implant profile refers to the amount of outward projection of the breast implants. The higher the implant profile, the more prominent a patient's cleavage will be after surgery. There are three primary kinds of implant profiles: low profile, moderate profile, and high profile.
Why Breast Implant Profile Matters to Final Results
Breast implant size gets a lot of emphasis when it comes to the final results of breast augmentation surgery, and it's true that larger breast implants will make a major impact when it comes to your appearance. However, sometimes a higher or lower breast implant profile will assist in improving the final results of surgery.
For instance, a large breast implant with a lower profile may be ideal for certain patients, while smaller breast implants with a higher profile may be more ideal for others. In other words, implant size matters, but it's not the only matter to consider when it comes to breast augmentation.
Moderate Profile Breast Implants
Moderate profile breast implants are the standard profile of breast implants. These are the base to which all other profiles are compared.
Low Profile Breast Implants
Low profile breast implants provide the least amount of forward projection. Low profile breast implants tend to be the best option for women who have wider frames, allowing results to appear more natural.
High Profile Breast Implants
High profile breast implants provide the greatest amount of forward projection. High profile breast implants are often ideal for patients with narrower frames. (Note: There is also a moderate-plus profile for breast implants that provides intermediate projection between moderate profile and high profile implants.)
Taking Other Factors Into Account for Your Breast Augmentation
As we have noted above, the profile of the breast implants is considered with regard to a patient's body type as well as the size of the breast implants. In addition to these factors, the profile of the breast implants will also be considered with regard to the shape of the breast implants and the placement of the implants relative to the pectoral muscle. By weighing these factors as well as the patient's own aesthetic goals, the best possible surgical results are possible.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. Dr. Berbari will consider multiple factors when tailoring your surgery to your needs.
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