Breast Implant 101 - Volume AND Profile
Most people know about breast implant volume- 300 cc, 400 cc, etc. However, a more subtle concern is breast implant profile.
Essentially, breast implant profile can be boiled down to thin, medium, thick, and extra thick. Since that’s too easy of a concept, breast implant manufacturers have changed this terminology to:
- Moderate or Moderate Classic Profile
- Moderate Plus Profile
- High Profile
- Ultra High Profile
The more confusing aspect of this is that the different breast implant makers have decided not to fully cooperate amongst themselves regarding these profiles, and so Mentor, Allergan, and Sientra measurements will differ slightly, even if the “profile” name is the same.
To make it even MORE confusing, all of the manufacturers will differ slightly in terms of saline breast implants, silicone breast implants, and cohesive gel breast implants. Throw in round vs. shaped breast implants, and you can see that there are a TON of choices.
The best one for you?
Your plastic surgeon will guide you- but in the end, it’s probably best to be educated and eventually chose the breast implant that will give you the size, shape, and overall aesthetic look that you want.
Even with a lot of choices on paper or available, given your specific breast, chest, and rib cage measurements, your breast implant choices can be individualized to your body and end results/your vision.
What Breast Implants Will Fit Your Body AND Give the Cup Size You Want? The most important breast augmentation measurements are the width of your breasts, your skin stretch, and how close you want your breast implants.
Some separation of your breast implants without a bra and without any support is natural.
But how close you want them, or the “cleavage” that you desire, can be changed, depending on the breast implant profile and breast implant width that you want. Shaped breast implants will also be sized to your breast height, or how tall your breast is from top to bottom.
Going with just more volume may not necessarily give you the result you want. I have to take into consideration your overall chest/torso as well as the projection/thickness of your breast implant, and how much your breast skin will stretch.
So, just “going big” may not be the best choice for you!