Breast Implants

What Are Breast Implant Profiles and Which Profile Is Right for You?

woman holding breast implant

Once you’ve decided that breast implants are right for you, you’ll quickly find that there are quite a few options that you’ll need to consider prior to the big day. One decision that you’ll have to make is which implant profile you want. Take a look at this overview of what the term “implant profile” means in the first place and what your options are to help you make the right choice for your breast enhancement.

Implant Profiles Explained

The profile of your breast implants refers to how far they project outward from your chest. In order to create various levels of projection, the base width of breast implants varies. For example, if you choose an implant with a wider base, it will project outward less than an implant of the same volume with a much narrower base.

So even if two implants are the exact same volume, they can create two very different looks if they have different profiles. Other options, such as the type and placement of implant, will also affect the final look of your breast implants.

Breast Implant Profile Options

There are three basic breast implant profile options to choose from:

  1. A low profile implant will offer the least projection of your three options, so it has the widest base. Low profile implants can be good choices for women with wider chests.
  2. Moderate profile implants are the most common choice, as they fall right in the middle. This type of implant will provide more projection than low profile implants but less than high profile implants. If you have a narrower chest and are looking for a natural-looking boost of volume, a moderate profile could be right for you.
  3. High profile implants have the narrowest base and offer the greatest outward projection. These implants can be a good fit if you are looking for a dramatic final look or if you have a petite frame with a narrow chest wall.

Choosing the Right Implant Profile

Doing your research before going in for your breast augmentation consultation can help you to better understand your options and the general process. But the before making any final decisions, it’s a good idea to sit down with an experienced cosmetic surgeon and discuss your specific goals and cosmetic surgery plan with him or her.

Your cosmetic surgeon will need to take into account your natural body type along with other factors to determine which profile is the best fit for you.

There are a few different elements that can influence which implant profile might be the best fit for you, including your natural anatomy and your goals for your final results. Working with a cosmetic surgeon who has ample experience with breast enhancement procedures is the best way to decide which breast implant options make the most sense for your unique situation.

When you’re choosing a cosmetic surgeon for your breast enhancement procedure, make sure that he or she has experience in this area, is highly skilled and qualified and can provide a few before and after photos of previous breast augmentation results. If you’re having trouble deciding between practices, schedule a consultation with each of them and choose the cosmetic surgeon with whom you feel the most comfortable.


What Are Breast Implant Profiles and Which Profile Is Right for You?
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What Are Breast Implant Profiles and Which Profile Is Right for You?
Unsure of your breast implant profile options? The cosmetic surgeons at Hamilton Surgical Arts in Indianapolis explain how to make the best choice for you.
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