What are Breast Implant Profiles?
The desired look you want from breast augmentation is significantly affected by the type of implant profile you choose. The implant profile refers to the degree of forward projection of the breast following breast enlargement. The profile of your breast implants, along with the size, or cc amount, affects how your breasts will look following your surgery. The higher the profile, the more forward the projection of the breasts will be. There are four profiles:
- Moderate Profile – most natural looking, widest in diameter, lowest projection
- Moderate Plus Profile – slightly higher projection than the moderate profile
- High Profile – provides a “bubbly” looking breast
- Ultra High Profile – highest projection, the look of a push-up bra at all times
Dr. Malhotra will discuss the different profiles with you during your breast augmentation consultation. Your frame and body size, as well as the quantity of your breast tissue, will play a role in determining which breast implant profile is the best fit for you.
The first step in choosing a profile will be to measure the width of your breast. You will then try on breast sizers to help you choose your implant size. The most common profile used in our practice is the moderate plus profile which typically hits the sweet spot of a natural look with ample cleavage. A high profile implant is typically used in patients who want an implant greater than 450 cc’s and whose chest width is less than 11 cm.
Ultra profile implants are newer to the market and for patients who want a particular look. These implants can have a fake “boob job” look that many patients wish to avoid. However, there are some patients who want a less natural look and these implants can achieve that goal.
How do breast implant profiles affect your look?
Many women want breast augmentation surgery to give them larger but still natural looking breasts. Other women would like to have a more dramatic look, or “permanent cleavage” and do not want the natural look of lower profile breast implants. Dr. Malhotra will help you with size and profile choice to achieve your desired look.
During your consultation, you will have an opportunity to view before and after photos of patients with a variety of profiles and sizes. Reviewing before and after photos of women with a similar body size and frame to yours can help you decide on the result you want to achieve from breast augmentation. There are a variety of factors that determine which profile and size will work best with your body. You will have the opportunity to discuss any options available to you during your initial consultation with Dr. Malhotra. In our practice, we have all implant types, profiles, and shapes available for our patients due to the very high volume of breast surgeries we perform.
Cost of Breast Augmentation
The cost will range from $5,000 to $7,000 and will vary depending on the type of breast implants you choose.