Breast Implant with high projections

18th Oct 2018

Breast augmentation is a wonderful procedure to enhance breasts that are small, asymmetric, or misshaped. There are various factors that you need to understand when it comes to breast augmentation. One of the variables that we can actually change is the projection of the breast, and today we are going to talk about breast implants with high projection.
By definition, implants with high projection have a very small width compared to the forward or anterior dimensions. In other words, this determines how much the implant sticks out. Implant projection is important because even though implants are round for the most part, the look of your breast will vary depending on the profile or projection of the implant. If you look at a round implant with high projection, you will notice that the width tends to be smaller than other implant profiles. The loss in width is compensated by the side projection or dimension in an anterior direction.
Typically, implants with high projection provide a breast that look very full on the top. Most women that undergo breast augmentation want to have fullness on the top of the breast. This fullness can be varied by essentially modifying the projection of the implant. If you are thinking about breast augmentation and you want to have a very full breast, you should consider using a high-profile implant.
You need to recognize that a high-profile implant will give you a more unnatural look. There is no right or wrong when it comes to the projection of the implant. How a breast looks is very personable, and some patients would like to have more fullness and a more natural look after the procedure. A high profile implant that provides less projection is not for every patient, particularly those who have a very wide chest dimension and breast base.
The breast base is the width of the breast. If your breast width is very wide because of your anatomy, you cannot place a high-profile implant. The implant tends to have a very small width and typically the width of the implant must match the base of the breast. Typically, I use implants with high projection, as a high profile implant tends to compensate for the loss of fullness that occurs naturally once the implant settles. Having a high projection or high-profile implant will still provide you a nice fullness on the top when the breast settles with time.
You need to discuss with your plastic surgeon what type of look you are looking after breast augmentation. If you are looking for a very natural full breast, then a high-profile implant is the solution for you. Not only that, a plastic surgeon will be assessing your skin tone as well. If your skin tone is not very tight, a high-profile implant is recommended. With time, your breast will settle significantly more than a patient with good skin tone. When the breast settles, you still going to have a nice result in the future.


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