Which Breast Implant Profile Is Right for Me?

There are many different factors that will impact your breast augmentation results. Your choice of implant type, size, shape and profile will all play a significant role in achieving your desired outcome. During the planning phase of your procedure, Dr. Jean will discuss these options with you in detail to ensure you make the right decisions for your unique needs and goals.

For many women considering breast augmentation, the breast implant profile is a characteristic that isn’t as easily understood as options related to the size, shape or implant material. The profile of a breast implant determines how far it will project forward from the chest. The level of projection achieved is determined by the width of the implant. In general, the smaller the base width of a breast implant, the farther it will project off the chest.

breast augmentation 0There are several different breast implant profiles that Dr. Jean uses for augmentation:

  • Moderate plus profile implants
  • High profile implants
  • Ultra high profile implants

Each of these options can achieve beautiful results for the right patient.

Moderate Plus Profile Breast Implants

Moderate plus profile breast implants have the widest base width and result in the least amount of projection from the chest. They provide more natural looking results than other options and are often an excellent choice for women with wider chests.

You may want to consider moderate plus profile breast implants if you:

  • Want to achieve very natural results
  • Desire prominent cleavage
  • Prefer a relatively flat breast appearance

High Profile Breast Implants

High profile breast implants provide more projection than moderate plus profile implants, but less projection than ultra high profile implants. This option also produces natural looking results but with fuller breasts for women with narrower chests.

You may get the best result from high profile breast implants if you:

  • Prefer a balance of volume and cleavage
  • Desire a natural looking result
  • Would like a both larger breast size and slightly more prominent cleavage

Ultra High Profile Breast Implants

Ultra high profile breast implants have a very narrow base width, allowing them to provide the most projection from the chest. This option tends to provide a very full and more rounded breast appearance. Ultra high implants are often most effective for petite women with a narrow frame or those desiring a more rounded appearance to their breast.

Dr. Jean may recommend ultra high profile breast implants if you:

  • Prefer a more dramatic breast appearance instead of a subtle, natural looking result
  • Desire more fullness in the upper breast region
  • Would like to achieve the greatest amount of projection from the chest

Which Breast Implant Profile should I Choose?

Choosing the right breast implant profile is an important decision that will play a significant role in your breast augmentation outcome. The best implant profile for you will depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • Your body type
  • Your selected implant size
  • The final breast appearance you would like to achieve

The proportions of your body will impact the ideal implant profile for you since the same breast implant will look very different on two women with different body types. When determining the right implant profile for you, Dr. Jean will evaluate your frame size, the width of your chest, and the amount of natural breast tissue you possess.

Dr. Jean will also consider your aesthetic goals. Are you looking for subtle, natural looking results or a more dramatic outcome? Is prominent cleavage an important goal for you? Do you prefer a fuller, rounder breast appearance? Your answer to these questions will help determine the right breast implant profile for you.

Contact our Philadelphia Breast Surgeon

If you are interested in breast augmentation, please contact Main Line Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 484-222-0010 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Bryn Mawr, Villanova and throughout the Main Line of Philadelphia.

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