The evolution of breast implants has changed significantly, for the better. Now plastic surgeons have more choices than ever before. One aspect in particular that I would like to discuss in this blog is the different round shape that we use for breast augmentation. The different shapes allow us to create a more natural looking breast and an implant that fits better within the breast pocket.
There are three round implants; a moderate profile breast implant, moderate plus breast implant, and a high profile breast implant. All three of these implants are round implants they come in both smooth and contour. As one goes from the moderate to the high profile implant, we take one size let’s say 300 cc’s, the look of each implant differs in its diameter. So the moderate silicone implant is flatter, the high density or high profile implant is higher with the same 300 cc volume. Please look at the illistration and you will see that these are the exact same volume but different projections with the implant. This allows us to sit the implant into the breast pocket for a snugger fit much like a foot is being fit into a shoe.
I have found great patient satisfaction with these breast implants. The ones I use for my San Francisco and Marin offices are Mentor implants, they come in both normal saline and silicone gel implants.