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Are High Profile Implants Right for You?


    Breast implants come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and projections. If you’re looking to undergo breast augmentation surgery, it’s critical that you and your surgeon carefully select the best implant that aligns with your goals. 

     A key element that patients must consider is the implant profile, or projection outward from the chest wall. In most instances, you can choose from low, moderate, moderate plus, high, and ultra-high implants, with high implants being a popular choice among those looking to achieve a dramatically fuller chest.

    What are high profile breast implants?

    When creating a breast augmentation treatment plan, you will need to consider the following elements: 

    ●     Implant size (width, height, and projection)

    ●     Filler (saline or silicone)

    ●     Outer covering (smooth or textured)

    ●     Shape (round or teardrop) 

    All of these choices will be determined by a range of factors, including your body type and frame, amount of natural breast tissue, available skin, and, of course, your desired outcome

    High profile, rounded implants are a great choice for those wanting to achieve fullness in their upper chest and create a more obvious before and after result. When compared to low profile implants, high profiles have a narrow base and greater projection outwards. They work well on petite patients with a narrow rib cage that hope to accentuate their silhouette with more voluptuous curves. 

    It is important to discuss these factors with your surgeon to determine if high profile breast augmentation is the best choice for your body.

    High profile breast implants vs. teardrop implants

    Another element to consider is the shape of your implant. The most popular choice is round implants, which often provide the greatest amount of lift, fullness, and cleavage. From there, you can then decide on how large you would like the implants to be. 

    Alternatively, some patients will opt for a teardrop or anatomical implants. As the name suggests, these implants have a teardrop shape and mimic the naturally sloping contours of the chest. While there isn’t as much variation as round implants, you can still choose between a full or moderate height teardrop. 

    Whichever option you choose will ultimately be dependant on your goals and body type.

    Do low profile implants look more natural?

    How natural an implant looks will always depend on a wide range of factors, including your natural body shape, breast tissue, and the skills of your surgeon. While low profile implants are often considered to look more natural, they may not suit your particular body shape. With this in mind, if you are only seeking a subtle enhancement, then a low profile may be your best option, especially if you have a broad chest and shoulders.

    Find your perfect high profile implants at Burbank Plastic Surgery

    If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, the most important decision you will make is your choice of surgeon. At Burbank Plastic Surgery, our team is extremely skilled and renowned for providing high-quality service and exceptional results. 

    Schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you start your journey today.