Profiles of Breast Implants
Profiles of Implants
Today, implants can be placed either moderate, moderate plus or high profile. There are also anatomical shaped implants. In my practice, we prefer high profile as well as moderate plus profile. The profile of the implant is associated with the diameter of the bag. The wider the implant, the more of a moderate profile the implant would be, such as the McGhan Allergan Style 68 Moderate Profile. A mid range implant is a little bit narrower diameter with a little bit more AP projection as a moderate plus saline or silicone implant. High profile implants have the roundest highest AP projection and the least diameter or based diameter. Many of the women who desire a natural appearance do well with the moderate plus silicone and saline implant placed under the muscle or the dual plane technique. High profile implants are very useful for women who are very narrow to begin with and would like more AP projection. My least favorite implant is the moderate profile which is also referred to as Style 68 low profile implant because it leaves a woman looking very wide and reduced AP projection and more matronly in appearance.