What exactly are high profile breast implants?

Tara Whitworth
High profile breast implants are one type of implant. These implants are narrower than other implants and have more projection. Women with narrow frames often choose a high profile implant. Talk with your doctor about which type of implant is best for you.
Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Implant profiles come in 3 profiles: moderate, moderate plus, and high profile. A high profile implant is an implant with more AP, or anteroposterior projection, in other words, more upper pull fullness, and an implant with a narrower base.  As a result, the implants do not appear as wide on the side. These implants are especially useful in women who have a very thin chest, who have very short inframammary folds. High profile implants deliver more upper pull fullness and projection, again, with less width. As a result, in narrower or thinner women, they appear to be more tapered rather than heavy, wide, and matronly. These implants, however, may have a more unnatural appearance on the upper pull as they have more fullness and are not suited for all women. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons have the experience, skill, and judgment to determine which implant and which implant profile best fits your needs.

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