Moderate Plus - Need More Projection

I am 5'10 and 150lbs. I have 1000cc saline moderate plus implants. They are very high with not a lot of projection. I hate them! What is the largest size of high profile i can get? Need more projection without them being so high. Have alot of tissue from weight loss and pregnancy so need a good size implant to not have loose skin. What can i do?

Doctor Answers 10

Large size breast implants

from what you are describing it appears that the implant is in a very tight pocket with tight skin. If you do not have a capsular contracture causing this problem, then I must say that your tissues will likely not allow you to obtain any further projection

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Moderate Plus vs High Profile saline breast implants

Despite the availability of High Profile saline breast implants, it is unlikely that changing over to HP implants that large will give you the appearance you desire. Implants this large will create more skin distortion and over time will stretch the skin. You may want to discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Implant exchange with extra large breast implants

It is difficult to determine what procedure is necessary to achieve the look you want. It would be in your best interest to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced with extra large implants to discuss the best and safest possible option for your case. Provide your surgeon with photos when explaining what size and look you are going for. I suggest waiting atleast 4-6 months prior to proceeding with revisionary surgery. Recovery is minimal during an implant exchange procedure. Address all concerns and issues during your consultation and examination. Good luck and take care.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,488 reviews

You need a mastopexy, NOT a larger implant

Dear Harrisburg4274,

Of course they look high; they are huge implants, with a big diameter. This is what happens when you put implants that are too large for your (5'10, 150 lbs) body.

Really, it sounds like you are going about solving your problem the wrong way. From the information contained in your question, you are trying to take up excess skin by using a larger implant. I am surprised that your surgeon is on board with this strategy. Your surgeon should be discussing mastopexy to remove extra skin and lift the breasts, along with a more reasonable sized implant. If he/she hasn't discussed this, I suggest you seek a second opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon.

Bottom line: Going larger will lead to more disappointment, and worse aesthetic outcomes in the future. You need to consider mastopexy as part of the solution. Good luck.

Best regards,

Lawrence Tong MD FACS FRCSC

Lawrence Tong, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Breast augmentation

The implants sound as if they are too large for you.  Consider a consultation with a plastic surgeon for replacement witha smnaller gel implant.  You may need a breast lift.

Shahin Javaheri, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Horizontal columns of water are physically impossible (projection of saline breast implants are limited)

Water does not project at 90 degrees  from the chest especially over time!  It will fall and or ripple. Maximum proejection can only be maintained with a truly cohesive gel implant and the availablity is limited in the US and the maximum size in considerably less than 1000cc.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Not enough projection with breast implants

1000 cc implants are extremely large and will sag over time.  High profile implants will give you more projection, but you need to see an experienced Board-Certified plastic surgeon to discuss with you the limitations of breast implant surgery. 

Gary D. Breslow, MD, FACS
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

High profile implants

I think that the high profiles probably come in at 800.  I do not recommend implants of this size and then overfilling them.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

You need to get much smaller implants and possible lift

1000 c.c implants are too big and will lose projection with time. You need to get full evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your option(going bigger should not be one of them)

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 122 reviews

Breast revision options

You need to schedule an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is comfortable with revision surgery and larger implants. 1,000cc is a large implant and larger than any silicone implant you can obtain legally in the US. If you desire your breasts to sit lower, the implants can be carefully lowered but this will not provide more projection.

I hope this helps.

Dr Edwards

Michael C. Edwards, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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