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Implant Projection Style

Choosing the Best Breast Implant Profile  Breast profile of a blonde woman in a black lace see through shirt

Breast implants can enhance your breast size, shape, projection, and cleavage. This procedure, known as a breast augmentation, has helped millions of women achieve the fuller, more shapely and attractive breasts that they desire.

These implants are offered with a wide variety of options that involve more than just choosing between saline or silicone. Many women do not realize that in addition to implant material and size, there are also different implant profiles to choose from that will affect how the breasts will project from the chest.

Implant Profile → Breast Projection

The implant profile influences the effects on the shape of the breast in regards to the width and projection. Implants today generally come in ultra/super high, high, moderate, or low profiles. The higher profile ones have a narrower width but greater projection compared to implants of a similar size but with a lower profile. The moderate and low profile ones are broader and project outward less than the high or ultra (super) high ones.


Side view of two implants of the same volume. The one on the left is a high profile implant; the one on the right is a moderate profile implant

Some patients desire high profile implants to in order to achieve greater breast projection while others desire moderate or low profile ones for less projection and a broader look. Women with a naturally wide breast base may not be candidates for high profile implants.

The following are a few factors to consider when selecting the right implant for you:

During your consultation, I will help to precisely determine what your goals and wishes are and perform a comprehensive evaluation of you in order to determine the best implant type, sizes, and profile(s) that could meet your unique needs and desires.

If you are interested in breast augmentation or any other breast enhancement procedure, please call (480) 451-3000 or fill out our online contact form for more information. I am a breast specialist and offer breast augmentation surgery that is customized to meet the individual needs of each of my patients.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona