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High Profile Implants for Droopy Breasts?

I am 115 lbs and 31" chest. I am a somewhat droopy B cup. Nipples do not point downward. I lost a significant amount of weight and lost breast volume. I went from DD to B.

My ps said my skin held up quite well and I could easily get a little perkier with just going to a full C aka victoria secret D and high profile. Will the high profile make me look like I have side boobs or fake too large for me? I have a small waist and carry most of my weight on my bottom half (kept my curves)

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High Profile Breast Implants Not Good Choice for Droopy Breasts

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Thank you for your question

High Profile Breast Implants are Narrower and push the breast forward. If you simply need volume a moderate profile plus will give you a more natural look.

If the implants are placed correctly "side boobs" should not occur. If the Nipple Areola is below the crease under your breast you will also need a lift.


Boston Plastic Surgeon
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High Profile Breast Implants versus Moderate Profiled Implants

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High profile implants have a narrower base diameter for a given volume. Therefore, these would be less likely to give you side boobs as you describe it when the breast implant extends laterally outside the dimensions of your chest wall. You will likely have more projection with high profile implants, a "chestier" look that is good for filling in a lax skin/ tissue envelope, but will be less likely to have fullness on the sides for a given volume than if you went with a moderate profiled implant.

Moderate plus or midrange profiled implants are a nice, natural "in between" for those who want to stay in the C cup range but have an average sized base diameter. I can't make a recommendation for you on size since I have not examined you, so would encourage you to discuss with your PS. For women with a narrow base diameter who want to go to a full C, high profile implants may be the way to go.

Jennifer L. Walden, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Can work

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If you have mild to moderate sagging, then implants alone can definitely lift the breasts without mastopexy surgery. They'll give your breasts more projection since the profile will be higher, which means you won't get too much side boob. You can keep them small so they don't look too large. 

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

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High profiles and sagging

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If you have some sagging, you more than likely will need a lift even with implants.  The HP's depending upon how you are sized will give less side breast and more projection as compared to the others of the same volume.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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High profile breast implants

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The HP implants are sized by diameter just as are the mod and mod+'s.  So if you go with too wide a HP you can still get "side boobs" or a unibreast.  Without a photo I can't say but it is a RARE patient who was a DD that doesn't need a lift.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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High Profile Implants for Droopy Breasts

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High profile implants are less likely to cause "side boobs" than the moderate profile implants which have a wider base diameter.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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High profile breast implants and side boobs

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Probably NOT - but impossible to answer.

When you lose weight (and breast fill), the breasts become deflated. To get them to where they were, or better yet, to a better looking point, the emptied breast envelope has to be filled to the desired point. No More.

SIDE BOOBS - refers to the appearance of full breasts whose base is too wide to maintain flat-fore ward facing footing and projection. Instead, they slide sideways ESPECIALLY in narrower chest and especially pigeon chested women.

So, the question for your plastic surgeon SHOULD BE : based on my chest wall appearance AND the amount of my breast tissue which breast implant (diameter and projection) would best be covered by my breast tissue and stay on my chest wall (without falling sideways)? That analysis is not provided by the measurements you gave us and needs to be looked at by your surgeon.

Generally speaking (meaning it may not even apply to you), in most but the most narrowed chested women, a deflated breast will do better with EITHER Mentor moderate Plus (style 2000) or Mentor High Profile Gel implants (which have a slightly wider base) than a high profile saline implant (either Allergan or Mentor).

I hope this was helpful.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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High Profile implants

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I would recommend going with moderate profile or moderate plus profile especially because you are very petite. High profile implants are used for patients with very narrow chests or concaved chests. You may end up with projecting looking breasts which will not give you the natural look. You can still have good sized implants using moderate profile implants.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Natural ptosis can be addressed with anatomical implants

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Natural ptosis or 'droopy' breast can be corrected to some extent with anatomical implants but a Mastopexy or breast lift may be required in your case due to large weight loss. Today, plastic surgeons have access to a large catalog of implants. From silicone to saline. There are round, oval, low profile, moderate profile, and high profile implants. Silicone gel, cohesive gel, saline filled implants. The success of a natural looking result in your case involves many factors aside from implant shape and size. You also need to take into account implant placement sub-muscular or sub-glandular. The amount of breast tissue that you currently have. Your skins elasticity. And the significant weight loss resulting in a volume change from DD to B cup.

Robert Vitolo, MD
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