Breast Implant Profile Types By Hadi Rassael on October 31, 2013

Before you go through with breast augmentation, there are many aspects of the procedure that have to be considered. You most likely have heard a lot on the differences between saline and silicone gel breast implants - but one aspect of the cosmetic surgery procedure you might not have considered before is the different types of breast implant profiles that are available. Dr. Hadi Michael Rassael, of Millennium Medical, has performed hundreds of breast augmentations for patients in Chevy Chase, and can help you determine which breast implants are right for you.

The Difference Between Breast Implant Profile Types

Before you can make a choice regarding your breast implants, you must understand the difference between breast implant profile types and the effect they have on the body.

A breast implant’s “profile” refers to how far the implant projects outward from the chest wall. Different profiles are often recommended based on a patient’s body type and body shape.

  • Low Profile Implants - Low profile implants have the widest base diameter and stand out least prominently from the chest wall. These are most often recommended for women with a broader ribcage and chest frame.
  • Moderate Profile Implants - Moderate profile implants are also referred to as “standard” profile, and are the most common profile type of implant used as it is the most flattering to a wide range of women.
  • Moderate Plus Profile Implants - Mentor Worldwide LLC produces “Moderate Plus” profile saline and gel breast implants. These offer more voluminous projection than moderate profile implants, yet less projection than high profile implants.
  • High Profile Implants - High profile implants have the smallest base width, making them most suitable for women with narrow frames, and offer the most volume and projection.

The profile of a breast implant has just as much of an influence on a breast augmentation patient’s ultimate appearance as its size and shape - a high profile implant will lay very differently on the chest wall compared to a low profile implant containing the same amount of saline or silicone gel. In general, low profile implants are the best fit for women with a wide breast base while high profile implants are ideal for women with a narrow breast base.

This difference can be difficult to determine without training and experience - a woman with an overall smaller frame may still have a wider breast base, for example, and being fitted with high profile implants could cause a less flattering outcome than the same size of implants in a low profile model. During pre-surgery consultations, a skilled cosmetic surgeon will be able to properly assess your body and make a recommendation on which breast implant profile would best complement your figure.

Contact Your Best Augmentation Specialist Today

Now that you understand the difference between breast implant profile types and the effect each one can have on your look, you are better equipped for breast augmentation. But an assessment from an experienced professional can help you determine your best options. Contact Millennium Medical to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Rassael to discuss your options today. 

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