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About Breast Implant Profiles: Low, Moderate, And High

Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery

January 05, 2020 | 3 minute read

Breast Implant Profiles

Breast augmentation is one of the more versatile and customizable cosmetic surgery procedures. You have a choice of different implant qualities, sizes, shapes, and profiles. During your initial consultation, your breast surgeon will help you select the right implant profile to match with your anatomy and your overall aesthetic goals.

Breast implant profile indicates the degree to which your breast will project outwards from the chest wall when you are standing. Implant profiles are usually available in low, moderate, moderate plus, high and ultra-high measurements. Even for implants of the same cc volume or size, different projections can be chosen.

Breast implant projection is more accentuated when the implant has a smaller base (as opposed to the ones with a wider base). Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides breast augmentation to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.

Types of Breast Implant Profiles

Low Profile Implants

These breast implants are relatively flatter in appearance. A woman with a wider chest who requires minimal chest projection may be a candidate for low profile implants.

Moderate Profile Implants

In many cases, moderate profile implants create the most natural breast appearance. The projection is somewhere in-between low and high profiles. If you have a small or narrow chest, your surgeon may recommend moderate profile implants.

High Profile Implants

High profile implants have a narrow base width and provide greater projection. Fuller and well-rounded breast appearance is possible with breast augmentation plastic surgery when these implants are used. They are more suited for petite women with a smaller or narrower chest wall.

Factors that will Determine Your Breast Implant Profile

In breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, an experienced surgeon will never adopt a one size fits all strategy. They will determine your implant profile according to your body proportions and personal goals. The same implant profile can create an entire different look on different women.

Therefore, your surgeon will carefully measure all aspects of your chest to visualize how implants with different profiles will appear after your procedure. If you are seeking a more subtle and natural looking breast appearance, your surgeon may recommend you to choose low to moderate implant profiles.

However, if you wish to achieve a more voluptuous or prominent breast look with a distinct cleavage, higher profile implants may be more appropriate for you.

Role of the Breast Tissue Envelope

Your breast surgeon will assess how tight your breast tissue envelope is while they are considering the right implant profile for you. With a tighter tissue envelope, high profile implants may not be able to deliver maximum forward projection.

Similarly, your surgeon will also consider the amount of skin elasticity that is available to accommodate the implant. Oversized implants or over projected implants may create cosmetic concerns such as implant rippling at a later stage. It is vital to work with a skilled plastic surgeon who can explain you the pros and cons of different implant options.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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