Should I have gone with high profile instead? (photos)
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High profile implants for more upper pole fullness?
If your present size is OK and you simply want more projection, high profile implants will have a smaller diameter for the same (or similar) volume, and since you have round implants, this decreased diameter is also a SHORTER vertical diameter, meaning you would have LESS upper pole fullness. SO, the widest implants that "fit" your breast base diameters will give you the most upper pole fullness. I don't think you really want wider cleavage and less upper pole fullness that HP implants in (about) the same size would give you!
What I feel you are really saying is that you are too small, and larger implants will have not only more volume, but also a larger diameter (and, even in the same profile, a bit more projection as well). Since you can barely see a 60cc difference, I would suggest that you seem to be asking for an increase of at least 100cc (or more) per side. If the Moderate profile implants (Sientra does not make a smooth moderate plus profile, only moderate and high, but it does make textured round low, moderate, and high profile implants--if your implant sizes are correct, 410 and 380cc are the moderate, smooth, round implants) you choose are the 470 and 510cc implants, they may be too wide for your present base diameter, and you may actually need the HP implants. These might be the 465 and 495cc implants, which have about the same diameters as your present smaller moderate profile implants. (495 and 545cc may actually be more to your liking.) Sizing would help, as would goal photographs.
This obviously takes additional discussion with your surgeon. You can look at the dimensions of your present implants, combine this data with your goals, and more easily decide which implants to now choose. You should wait at least 6 months from your initial surgery to proceed. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Profile and Sientra Breast Implants
I hope the helps.
Concerned re implant result
Your result looks very nice. A high profile implant on you might not have looked natural.
I think you and your surgeon made good decisions.
Everyone worries after surgery - let yourself heal and wait for your final result. Best wishes.
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