High Profile Implants, Reshaping the Breasts
The patient to the left is an excellent example of a patient who has involutional upper pole atrophy, loss of upper pole fullness of her breasts, slight droop of the nipple areolar complex with grade 1 ptosis. This patient is an excellent candidate for high profile saline implants in order to regain upper pole fullness and elevate the nipple slightly without a formal mastopexy. Please realize that this is a three-week postoperative photo and there is still significant upper pole fullness and swelling that will resolve over time. In any case, this patient underwent 400 cc high profile, style 68, Natrelle saline implants filled to 440 cc bilaterally through the periareolar approach with the implants in the dual plane, two-thirds under the muscle and one-third over. Her two-week postop results show a nice narrowing of the breasts with excellent cleavage pattern. There is a nice upper parasternal ridge with perfect cleavage. This is an excellent example of reshaping the conical tubular-like saggy grade 1 ptotic breast for a more full narrowed breast with tapered appearance and increased upper pole fullness.