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Understanding Breast Implant Profiles

Many women think that breast augmentation is a one-size-fits-all approach, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The best breast enhancement results are those that are truly customized for each patient’s individual needs, preferences and body types.* One way to achieve this goal is by using different breast implant profiles.

Profile Options

We get a lot of questions about breast implants, particularly about implant profile. In addition to volume, breast implants also have different measurements for diameter and dimension. The diameter measurement is the size of the wider base of the implant, where the implant rests toward the chest. The dimension measurement is the profile; higher profile implants generally will project more from the body.

Implants come in four projections, or profiles: low, moderate, moderate plus and high. The choice of implant profile is determined in part by the patient’s preference, the advice of your plastic surgeon, your age and your desired result. For example, younger Denver women often choose a high profile implant because the high, full look more closely resembles a youthful breast.* Older women may choose a moderate or low profile implant, because these profiles are more similar to their existing natural breast shape.*

Of course, any woman can choose just about any implant size and shape they’d prefer; it all comes down to whether they’d feel more comfortable with a subtle, natural result or are interested in a look that’s more unmistakable.*

When you’re making your decision about implant profile, just remember that high profiles tend to give more dramatic breasts, while moderate and low profile implants may look more natural.* There isn’t a “wrong” choice of implant; it all comes down to what will help you look and feel your best.*

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

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