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HIGH PROFILE SALINE IMPLANTS

Posted On: March 03, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast topics

The below example shows patient is a 34A.  Good candidate for augmentation mammoplasty procedure.  She is 19 years old.  Patients under 22 by FDA regulations should undergo saline implant augmentation rather than silicone.  At this time high profile saline implants placed in the dual plane technique, two-third under, one-third over and laterally will yield an excellent result with a nice slope to the upper pole as long as there is muscle coverage.  These implants are tapered.  They are narrow and they have a nice shape without leading to a widened laterally matronly appearance.  High profile saline implants are an excellent implant choice for patients who are under 22 years of age and who are not yet considered candidates for silicone gel by the FDA regulations.  High profile saline implants can then be overfilled which reduces visibility and rippling along the lateral breast.  They may also be used for reconstruction and revision breast augmentation surgery in order to reduce visibility of the implant edges.