Breast Implant Profiles

Breast implants come in a variety of "profiles". There are low profile, moderate profile, moderate plus profile, high profile, extra full profile/projection, etc. High profile breast implants usually have a narrower base and project more than low or moderate profile breast implants.

The photos below, provided by Dr. DiBernardo, show a Mentor Style 3000 high profile saline breast implant (blue) compared to a moderate profile saline breast implant (green). As you can see, the high profile breast implant is smaller in diameter, and projects much more than the moderate profile breast implant.

The photos below show Mentor breast implant in three different profiles.

Mentor MemoryGel Silicone
Moderate Profile
Mentor MemoryGel Silicone
Moderate Plus Profile
Mentor MemoryGel Silicone
High Profile

The type of profile you need will depend on your anatomy. If you have a wide breast base, you may not be able to use a high profile breast implant. If you have a petite build, don't assume that your small size automatically qualifies you for high profile implants, because it does not. You can be 4'10", 85lbs, and still have a wide breast base.

While some women want high profile breast implants because of the projection they offer, others want wide implants (moderate or low profile) so that they can have "side-boobs". Again, you don't want an implant that doesn't "fit" your anatomy. Click here to see a photo of someone that received implants that were too wide for her. This is not a result you want.

Just as you should not make assumptions as to the implant type that's right for you, you should not assume that low or moderate profile breast implants cannot give good projection because nothing is farther from the truth.

Anatomical implants come in varying heights, widths, and profiles. Below is a picture of the Allergan 410 collection.

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