There are 3 different “profiles” of breast implants. “Profile” refers to the dimension of an implant, and more specifically, the width and projection (how much the implant projects forward). As the size, or volume, of an implant increases, the implant will get wider and also have more projection. The specific type of profile will determine which dimension (width or projection) increases more.
In my New York City Plastic Surgery Office, many of my patients bring someone with them to their consultation. This support person may be a spouse, a parent, a friend or a co-worker. There is good reason to bring someone with you – they will help you remember what the doctor says and will also offer comfort during what can be an uncomfortable or embarrassing situation. But does the person who accompanies you really matter? When you are coming for breast implant augmentation, it definitely does! I find that breast implant size is directly influenced by the woman’s companion.
Recently I added a 3D imaging software to my breast augmentation practice. This imaging software enable me to convert 2D images of a woman’s breast and convert it into 3D images that I can rotate in any direction. Also, I can then demonstrate in real time the “after” results with specific implants.
Breasts are like snowflakes – no two are alike. I have seen a lot of breasts in my lifetime, and I have yet to meet a woman who has a right breast that is identical to her left breast. Some degree of asymmetry is normal and expected. This may be a slight difference in the volume, shape, nipple position, or breast fold height. They may be similar, but never identical. This is why I tell my patients that their breasts are like cousins, no sisters.