Choosing Breast Implant Profile and Projection

How to Pick the Best Implant Profile: High Profile, Moderate Profile or Other Implant Profiles

Are you thinking about breast augmentation surgery? It’s quite exciting. Isn’t it? But with a lot of excitement also comes many choices to be made. Dr Rebecca Wyten is a Female Plastic Surgeon offering Breast and Tummy Surgery with clinics in Hawthorn and Berwick Melbourne.

Breast Implants come in all shapes, sizes, profiles and materials. While most people have a general idea of what they want in terms of shapes and sizes, they are often confused about the PROFILES of breast implant surgery.

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What is a Breast Implant profile and how does it impact breast projection?

For those of you who don’t know what a profile is, let me explain it to you. A breast implant profile refers to how much an implant will project forward. The implant of the same size volume but different widths will create different results in terms of projection. A smaller base creates a higher projection than a wider base.

This is not the only factor that impacts your results. Other factors such as size, shape and choice of the implant also play a significant role in creating the desired outcome. It is important to have a thorough consultation with Dr Rebecca Wyten to find the right choice to achieve the final outcome.

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What are the main types of breast implant profiles?

Quality Breast Implant Brands like Mentor and Motiva come in a range of implant profiles to fully customise your breast augmentation surgery.

Motiva Implants come in Mini, Demi, Full and Corse Profiles

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Other Brands of Implants offer

  • Low profile
  • Moderate profile
  • Moderate plus profile
  • High profile
  • Ultra-high profile
Breast Implant Profile and Projection

What Do Different Implant Profiles Mean?

Lower Profile Implants

  • If you have a wider chest, this particular type can help. They give off a relatively flatter appearance and offer minimal projection. The overall results are more natural-looking.

Moderate Profile Implants

  • These type of implants also yield fairly natural-looking results but offer more projection than the low profile ones. They are perfect for women who have smaller, narrower chests.

Higher Profile Implants

  • This particular type of implant is very narrow at the base and gives out the maximum projection. Such implants might look less natural (more enhanced) on certain body types but are considered ideal for petite women.

Which Breast Implant Profile Will Fit You Best?

The right breast implant profile for you will be based on a lot of factors other than your personal aesthetic preference, such as body type, size of the implant and many more. 

  • It is important to understand that two exactly same implants will look very different on two women with different body types. The surgeon will evaluate your body, listen to your concerns, look at the amount of breast tissue, and suggest a suitable treatment plan that will meet your desired outcome. Typically, surgeons will use 3D imaging tools to show you the predictable results before the surgery.

Factors Affecting Breast Profile Selection

Here are the top factors that will influence choice of breast profile: 

1. Chest Wall Width

  • Not all women have the same chest wall width. It can vary significantly from one woman to the other based on ethnicity, general bodily structure etc. Women who have a wide chest wall will require a broader implant to achieve a natural look. Hence, they are advised to opt for low profile implants. If they opt for high-profile implants instead, it can create unnatural results. The same is the case with women who have narrow chest walls. If they opt for a low-profile implant, they will also have very unsatisfying results.

2. Breast Position

  • The natural placement of your breast also plays a critical role in how different profiles will look on your body. For instance, if you have wide-set breasts, a lower profile implant will be best suited for you in order to give you a balanced look. The wrong type of profile will give you stuck and unnatural results, which look disappointing. Hence, listen to your surgeon when he/she is guiding you about which shape and type will work best for you.

3. Breast Tissue

  • Everyone has a different amount of natural breast tissue. If a woman has a smaller amount of breast tissue, an implant with greater projection will give you the desired size and cleavage. On the other hand, if a woman has a lot of breast tissue, the very same implant will look over projected and exaggerated.

4. Implant Shape and Size

  • We all know that the shape and size of the implant are very important as well. It is one of the most important and determining factors in how the overall results will look. Based on the size of the implant, the surgeon will select the appropriate profile.

5. Your Vision

  • Last but definitely not least, the choice of profile is also heavily dependent on your aesthetic goals. All factors such as size, cleavage, shape, feel, proportions, and of course, projection combined will give you the desired look. Your surgeon will give you the look you want by playing with all these factors and coming up with a suitable solution.

Things to Consider Before Getting Breast Implant Surgery Done

Before you even decide to book a consultation with a breast augmentation surgeon, you need to be absolutely clear about the kind of results you want. Here is a list of few questions that will help you get closer to clarity:

  • Do I want a natural look to my breasts or a very dramatic, obviously augmented one? Or simply a happy compromise between the two?
  • Do my ideal breasts fit my current lifestyle?
  • How will my new breast size impact my clothing sizes and shopping?
  • How will my breast augmentation surgery impact my overall health?
  • Will my new breasts age well? Will I still like them when I am a couple of years older?
  • Will I get visible nipples after the surgery?
  • Do I need a breast lift at some point if I decide to get breast surgery now?
  • Will my implants cause any pain in my body, back pain, shoulder pain etc.?
  • Will I still like my breast surgery results ten years from now? Will they age well?
  • Who is my inspiration for getting implants? Am I getting it done for the right reasons?
  • Will the size I am choosing now be desirable for me 10 or 20 years from now?
  • Are my expectations from breast surgery realistic?

Take some time to really think and make a decision. It is not something that should be done on a whim. Think about every aspect of the surgery and how it will affect your lifestyle. Once you are absolutely clear on what do you want, go to consultation with your surgeon and discuss all your concerns.

Always listen to your surgeon’s advice and make an informed decision. There is a lot more to it than simply aesthetics and how the results will look. Any kind of surgery, especially breast surgery, affects your overall lifestyle, including your activity, wardrobe, body proportions and the ageing process.

So, always do a lot of research so you can make the right decision. 

How to Benefit Most from the Breast Implant Consultation with Dr Wyten

Now that you probably have a clear idea of what you want. The next step is to have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Remember, a great consultation leads to a great surgery. Ask the surgeon the following questions to get the most out of a consultation:

  • Which type of breast augmentation and profile you think is life for me?
  • Which is the best choice for me; silicone or saline?
  • Would you recommend placing the implant over and under the muscle?
  • Which implant size will suit my body best?
  • Which type of projection you recommend for me and why?
  • Will I get any scars on my body after breast augmentation surgeon?
  • Will I need a breast lift surgery along with a boob job?
  • How will the recovery process look like, and how much time do I need off from work?
  • When can I resume working after breast implant surgery?
  • What steps should I take to boost the recovery and minimize any chances of getting infections?
  • Is my health in an optimal state to get the surgery?
  • Does any of my medication affect the outcome of the surgery? What are the alternatives?
  • What lifestyle changes do I need to make prior to the surgery?
  • How will the surgery affect my pregnancy and breastfeeding in the future?
  • How often do I need to replace my implants to obtain optimal health?
  • Can I read testimonials from other patients to learn more about how their experience went?
  • What are the chances of implant rupture, leakage and breaking?
  • What is the difference between textured and smooth implants?

FAQs – Questions about Breast Implant Profile Selection

How do I choose a breast implant profile?

  • Choose a breast implant profile that suits you: 
    •  Low Profile Breast– It is ideal for people who plan to achieve natural results and give you a flat appearance.
    • Moderate/Moderate Plus Breast Implant – This implant profile gives you a perfect balance of volume and cleavage.
    • High/Ultra-High Profile – This profile is ideal for people who prefer dramatic results and gives you more fullness in the upper breast region.

What does low-profile breast implant mean?

  • The low implant profile offers minimal projection and is the widest. They give you a relatively flat appearance but provide a great-looking cleavage. Such type of implants work amazingly well on women with wider chests and give a very natural-looking result.

Is a full profile the same as a high profile?

  • Yes, the term full and high profile mean the same thing. They are used interchangeably by different service providers.

What is Breast Implant Projection?

  • Breast implant projection refers to how far the breast implant extends forward in front of your chest.

Can ultra-high profile implants look natural?

  • Although ultra-high implants have quite a distinct look, they can look natural based on the individual body type and size of the implant.

Are low-profile implants good?

  • Yes, if you are looking for natural-looking results, a great cleavage and a wide chest, they can be a fit for you.

What is the most common profile for breast implants?

  • The moderate profile is the most common profile for breast implants.

What is the difference between low profile and high profile implants?

  • A low profile implant is the flattest, while a high profile implant will be narrower and taller and give you more breast projection.

What is a full profile implant?

  • Full profile implants are the ones that will give you a more enhanced and projecting look.

Why are my breast implants so high?

  • Typically after the surgery, the implants are flattened by pectoral muscles, which can make them appear slightly higher on the chest. Once the pectoral muscles relax (drop and fluff), your implants will sink lower on the chest and give you a much more natural look.

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About Dr Rebecca Wyten

Melbourne Specialist Plastic Surgeon


Dr Rebecca Wyten is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Melbourne. Patients choose Dr Wyten for just some of the following reasons:

  • Female Plastic Surgeon is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery.
  • 21 years of expertise in the field of plastic surgery, particularly breast augmentation surgery.
  • A ‘Fellow’ of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. FRACS
  • Most up to date techniques for fat transfer or fat grafting to the breast.
  • Warm, engaging and down to earth and is highly regarded by her patients and team.

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What to bring to your Consultation

  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly

How to Book your Initial Consultation

  • A referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral.
  • Book a consultation with Dr Rebecca Wyten by paying the $300 consultation fee.
  • Email us or call the team 1300 264 811 to arrange an appointment and consult with Dr Wyten for further advice.

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