Answer: Breast projection is the forward distance of the breast from the chest wall. Projection is not a fixed distance, rather a ratio dependent on the base diameter. Breasts can be projected in four ways: low, high, moderate and moderate plus.
A low profile implant extends outwards the least and is better suited for patients with a wider frame. An implant with a moderate profile is what used to be considered standard: a round, full breast with plenty of volume. This type of profile is best suited for women with a narrow chest, as it creates the illusion of a wider chest.
A moderate-plus projection extends outwards much like a moderate profile but is fuller. This projection is achieved with a memory gel implant, as it’s more cohesive than a typical silicone implant and feels more like natural breast tissue.
A high profile breast implant has the most projection, and gives patients more depth without the need for more volume. High profile implants have a narrower base, which helps achieve the look of larger breasts without the risk of rippling or placing an implant that is too wide for a patient’s frame.