Stuart. A. Linder, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Beverly Hills plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and more.
Dr. Linder is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
Plastic Surgery Articles
Written by: Stuart A. Linder, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
High profile saline and silicone implants are used weekly in Dr. Linder's practice. The favorable advantages of the high profile Allergan and Mentor saline and silicone implants include:
The example below shows a patient with a high profile saline implant placed using the dual plane technique. The dual plane technique includes placing the implant under the subpectoral muscle two-thirds medially and in a subglandular retromammary plane along the lateral one-third to one-quarter portion of the pocket. This is the universal approach and is a safe approach which allows for good tissue coverage along the inner medial portion of the breast, reducing visibility and rippling. Also, the muscle allows an effacement or smoothing of the upper pole of the implant preventing that rounded out appearance which is not favorable with most patients.
High profile implants have a significantly narrowed base diameter in comparison with moderate profile implants of the past and this will allow for a more beautiful tapered and thinner appearance to the upper chest wall compared to the old moderate profile implants of the past. In comparison, for an example, the style 68 low profile 350 cc Natrelle implant as a base diameter of 13.3 cm with a 350 cc high profile style 68 Natrelle implant as a base diameter of 11.6 cm. Though these are the same volume, the volume distribution is more of an increased AP projection and decrease in lateral width.Δ TOP