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Posted On: April 06, 2010 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants


In certain patients, especially those who are thin and have ectomorphic build, high profile implants are an excellent choice for augmentation mammoplasty procedure.  We place implants in the majority of patients, including this example below, using the dual plane technique, two-thirds under the muscle and one-third lateral above.

High Profile Implants - Post Op

High Profile Implants – Post Op

The periareolar approach was used and the incision is made underneath the nipple.  Patients who are very thin, ectomorphic build and have very short inframammary folds may do well with a high profile saline or silicone gel implant because it will reduce the lateral width of the bag which maintains their tapered appearance, reduces matronly appearance and allows for a more soft appearance in the upper pole.  The oblique view shows a softening of the upper pole under the subpectoral major muscle.  This patient has done extraordinarily well and is the usual and typical case of a high profile saline implant placed in an ectomorphic built patient.