Size is not everything – at least not when you’re dealing with breast implants. Sure, the size of the implant itself plays an important role in a person’s appearance, but there are other factors at play when it comes to the overall shape and feel of the breast. We’ve discussed teardrop vs round in the last blog. Projection is also important.
Implants come in varying degrees of projections. High profile implants are a bit narrower and higher than the same size implants in a lower profile. This choice is really easy to understand. Since a high profile implant is a bit narrower, you will lose a bit in cleavage. The space between your breasts will be slightly bigger. However, the benefit with high profiles is that they result in a more youthful, perkier breast. If someone has a little bit of a hanging breast, this can even give some lift. Many people simply prefer perkier breasts.
Lower profile implants are wider. Therefore they will give you slightly better cleavage, less space between your breasts, however, more breast will stick out on the side under your arm. While it seems that the automatic reaction would be to opt for better cleavage, the increased volume out under your arm, is a consideration.
In my practice, we choose the size and shape of the implant by placing sizers in your bra. This makes it very easy to not only choose the size that you would ultimately like your breast to be, but the projection of the implant as well.
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