When Orange County women considering breast augmentation first come into our practice for a consultation, we often begin by discussing their ideal cup size as a goal. Although this is a great start, breast implant size is measured by volume, not by bra size. Additionally, we need to discuss which implant profile will give you the results you want.
What Is Implant Profile?
The profile of your implant will impact how the fullness of your breasts rises from the line of your torso. Each implant manufacturer has their own specifics when it comes to profiles, but generally there are three types: low, moderate and high profiles.
Low profile implants will have a wider base and lower projection than a high profile implant of the same volume. High profile implants are taller and have a smaller diameter base, projecting more volume up and out than a low profile implant. A moderate implant will fall somewhere in between. You may also consider a moderate plus implant, which gives a second level in-between option.
High profile implants can look striking for women who want a noticeably enhanced look. They are a popular choice with many of our younger patients in part because they can more closely mimic the shape of younger breasts. Moderate profile implants can be a good choice for women who are interested in more subtle enhancements. The right implant profile for you will depend on many factors, including your existing breast anatomy.
It’s important to discuss your appearance goals with your surgeon, so you can decide together which implant profile will give you the look you want.
As one of the leading Orange County plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Niccole founded and is the Medical Director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa. Since opening the doors in 1982, he has turned CosmetiCare into one of the most successful multi-specialty cosmetic rejuvenation centers in Southern California.
Dr. Niccole has extensive experience and a refined technique in performing many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. His skills as a surgeon and the positive results seen on thousands of satisfied patients have helped him create recognition for CosmetiCare around the world receiving patients from Germany, Italy, France, England, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and a host of other countries.
Dedicated to his work as a plastic surgeon, Orange County resident Dr. Niccole loves helping people, and it shows with every patient he sees. He has been honored over the years for his abilities as a surgeon and his countless humanitarian efforts. The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) chose him as their “Man of the Year” in 2008 for his continued humanitarian efforts dedicated to reconstructing lives for children and adults through donated plastic surgery.
Dr. Niccole was honored at one of the MDA’s Gala fundraiser, “Gift of Hope”. He was selected by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of the TOP PLASTIC SURGEONS IN AMERICA and included in the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”. CosmetiCare was voted one of the “Best Plastic Surgery Centers in Orange County” (multiple times) by The Orange County Register’s “Peoples’ Choice” and published in its guide “The Best of Orange County.”