High Profile Breast Implants
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 base diameter is more narrow; thereby patients have a sleek, thinner, and tapered appearance than the moderate plus or moderate profile saline implant or silicone implants.
- These implants are fuller and rounder, especially with the saline, which may lead to less visibility and rippling, especially along the medial breast cleavage area.
- Patients can have larger breast implants placed without looking matronly and wide along the sides.
The patient below is shown six weeks post-surgery wearing a SEXY SHAPEWEAR™ sports bra that I designed. The sports bra is designed to allow ultimate compression, comfort, and the perfect fit for all fitness training workouts and sporting needs. She is recovering from breast augmentation surgery where 425 cc high profile saline implants were placed. The patient had a slight condition called pectus excavatum, also known as sunken chest, which is a common congenital deformity of the anterior wall of the chest in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally.
Bilateral Breast Hypoplasia
The patient below is a 19-year-old Latin female presenting with bilateral breast hypoplasia. She is an excellent candidate for high profile saline implants using the dual plane technique, periareolar approach. The patient desired to have natural-appearing breasts, which can be performed with high profile saline implants as long as they are placed in the subpectoral pocket and positioned correctly. The periareolar incision site was performed, and the implants were placed using the dual plane technique.
In the photo set above, her breasts appear to be quite natural, and the patient is extraordinarily happy with the shape, size, and appearance of her breasts. The muscle allows for softening, and the upper pole of her breast is seen in her oblique view. High profile saline implants, when placed in the appropriate position, lead to a beautifully natural result.
Case Study 3: Saline Breast Augmentation
The patient to the right is a 24-year-old female who was looking to have a primary breast augmentation. During her consultation, she explained that her desire was to increase the fullness and size of her breasts. After listening to her goals, we agreed to use Allergan’s 350 cc high profile saline breast implants. These implants give an increase anterior/posterior projection and have reduced lateral width or diameter.
During her breast augmentation surgery, we took the 350 cc implants and overfilled them to 370 cc to achieve the right fullness and size. The post-op photo is six weeks out, and she is happy with the size and AP projection.
Case Study 4: Great Candidate for Saline Implants
The example is a patient showing with a very narrow inframammary fold, minimal cleavage, and bilateral breast hypoplasia. She is a great candidate for saline implants placed under the muscle using high profile saline Allergan implants. Due to the thickness of the muscle, the 500 cc, style 68 high profile Natrelle® implants were placed through the periareolar approach and the subpectoral dual plane technique. Pre-operatively, she is hypoplastic, there is minimal upper pole fullness, and the cleavage is approximately 4 cm along the intersternal distance.
Post-operatively, you can see at six weeks the implant position is excellent, there is good upper pole fullness and there is approximately 1.5 fingerbreadths of cleavage and the inframammary folds are even. Because of the narrowness of this woman’s chest diameter, 12.5 cm inframammary fold distance, the high profile tapered implants are an excellent choice, allowing for upper pole fullness, good cleavage, and reduction of lateral fullness or matronly appearance. At six weeks, she has softened appropriately and nicely. She is now able to wear underwire brassieres and can continue workout and tissue expansion exercises.
High profile saline implants are an excellent choice for younger patients under 25 years of age who have thick muscle and bilateral breast hypoplasia as well as those who have narrow chest diameters. Contact our office to schedule your consultation by calling 310-275-4513.