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High Profile Augmentation, Beverly Hills

Posted On: November 15, 2010 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants

All women’s bodies are different.  They vary depending upon massive amounts of breast tissue, thickness of their muscle, prominence of the thoracic cavity and positions of the nipple areolar complex.  For women who are quite thin, who have an ectomorphic build, meaning minimal breast tissue with a prominent ribcage, costochondral junction and involutional atrophy due to breast feeding, basically meaning that their entire breasts have been atrophied associated with the pregnancy and breastfeeding process and their breasts appear to be empty, they do great with high profile silicone implants.  Please note, the patients with high profile implants may have slightly increased upper fullness and projection even with the implant placed under the muscle.  However, there are great advantages.  1) Greatly reduced visibility and rippling; 2) Narrow base to the implants, especially useful for women with shorter inframammary fold distances; 3) Enhanced medial cleavage, especially in the upper third of the chest wall; and 4) Less matronly appearance.

The below frontal and oblique view shows a typical example of a patient who is a 32A, ectomorphic build, minimal breast tissue, breast fed two children, has pseudo-ptosis and is an excellent candidate for high profile silicone gel implants.

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