Breast Implant Profiles
Low, Moderate and High
Breast implants are available in low, moderate and high “profiles.” The profile of an implant determines how far it protrudes from your chest wall. If you are a woman with a small chest wall, a moderate or high profile implant will look like a larger implant.
The “profile” of the breast implant allows for the same amount of fluid (cc’s) to be placed in a smaller location. Imagine if an implant is squeezed from the sides and then it will project more from the front. This is what happens as the profile increases with breast implants.
Extra High Profile Implants
A number of companies offer Extra High Profile Implants, offering a larger projection than the High Profile Implants.
High Profile Implants
These breast implants have more projection per measurement of base diameter than a moderate profile breast implant. An added benefit of the high profile breast augmentation is that in order to create the profile, the side wall of the implant has more height, which may reduce visible rippling. These high profile breast implants will provide more anterior projection (front projection).
Moderate Profile (regular / standard)
These are the standard, creating a ‘normal’ profile. With a full and rounded look, this moderate profile breast implant adds a significant amount of dimension and volume to a woman’s breast. This could create a wider chest appearance, which would benefit those with a narrow chest.
Low Profile Implants These breast implants have less projection per measurement of base diameter than a moderate profile breast implant.
Moderate Plus Profile
This profile which is between moderate and high profile breast implants.