Many women considering breast augmentation have a difficult time determining what size they want to be. However, volume implant size is only half the equation of how the implant will look in a woman following surgery. The other half is related to the breast implant profile. A breast implant profile determines how far an implant protrudes outwards. In other words, how perky a breast will look. Selecting the correct profile is an important step to ensuring the right result.
Low profile breast implants project outwards the least. These implants are best suited for women who have wider body frames.
Moderate profile breast implants project outwards based upon the base diameter and offer more forward projection than the low profile implants but less than high profile implants. The moderate profile implants are the most popular on the market today. The look they provide is full and rounded.
High profile breast implants offer the most forward projection of any implant available. These types of implants are usually recommended for women who have very narrow chests. Additionally, high profile implants also are less prone to rippling, a condition where they form a visible sag under the breast tissue.
Choosing the right breast implant can be a complicated process, however, consulting with your board certified plastic surgeon to determine which breast implant profile is best for you can make the decision process a lot simpler.