When a woman decides that she wants to have a breast augmentation, she must also decide on her breast implant profile. A breast implant profile includes the width, height, shape and projection of the implant and will impact how her breasts appear following the procedure. The profile will also demonstrate to the cosmetic surgeon whether she would like a natural-shaped breast or a very full, less natural breast.
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Dr. Tavoussi will discuss each of these options at a consultation at the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, California. While he will guide patients as to what he believes will be best, the choice of breast fullness and shape is ultimately up to the woman. He will also be able to show patients the appearance of the actual implants as well as before-and-after pictures of former patients who had similar procedures performed.
The first option to be considered is the breast implant profile. The profile simply describes how the implant projects from the chest wall. In general, there are three profiles from which to choose. A low profile implant is rarely chosen by women seeking breast augmentations because this implant only improves the profile slightly. It is quite flat and creates a very natural-shaped breast with a slight roundness. However, it may be appropriate for women with very small, narrow frames who are looking for a slight natural lift. The moderate profile implants are popular even for women with smaller chests who are looking for a boost in their chest profiles. The high profile implant creates the least natural look to the chest wall but is appropriate for women who are looking for a great deal of fullness high in their chests and pointy, full breasts.
The diameter of the implant must next be decided. The implant diameter will determine how high and low and how far across the implant goes on the chest wall. The woman’s choice should depend mainly on her frame as well as on how much upper breast fullness she wants. For example, women who want plenty of upper chest fullness will want to choose an implant with a wide diameter.