High Profile vs. Moderate? Any suggestions? (photos)
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Breast implant choice
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
High Profile VS Moderate
Moderate profile implants are much more round than High Profile implants of the same volume. Your breasts look somewhat narrow and the moderate may stick out too much on the side and lead to a significant chance for rippling. I would suggest a Moderate Plus profile which should give you the roundness that you want as well as the projection and fulfill your desire for a D or DD cup.
Think Projection, Not Size
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Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
High profile versus moderate profile breast implants
Although you run the risk of getting a third different opinion (like Moderate Plus Profile), I would recommend a third consultation. Tell the third consultant what the previous two plastic surgeons offered. He/she should be able to either agree with one, or offer their reasons a third approach. If you are comfortable with one of the surgeons that you have already seen, go back to them and discuss the other opinion. Good luck!
Thank you for your question and photos. My patients find it helpful to try on implant sizers with a form-fitting T-Shirt in the office in order to get an idea of their results. Bra sizing varies quite a bit between manufacturers so we cannot promise a cup size, but if your surgeon gave you a small selection of size options which fit your breast base width properly, choosing the size/profile that you like the look of the best is up to you. If you would like to have more upper pole fullness, then a higher profile may be more suitable in achieving your expectations. A moderate profile could provide you with a more natural upper pole. Ask your Plastic Surgeon or their staff to help guide your choice.
All the best
Thank you for your question and photographs.When it comes down to it, your doctor will give you his recommendations but ultimately, unless it could potentially be a risk to your health, the decision is up to you. The difference between moderate and high profile is the projection of the implant, not the size. High profile usually looks best on women with a small frame and narrow chest whereas moderate will look better on someone with a wider chest.
Best of luck!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
HP or Moderate profile implants
Moderate versus high-profile
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