High profile silicone gel breast implantation is common. It is quite common for patients to undergo exchange of their moderate plus profile implants for silicone gel implants.
The photographs shown above depict a change in implant volume from 350 smooth round moderate plus profile to 600 cc sooth round high profile silicone gel implant.
Typically, the size of implant that is placed is determined by measuring the base width of the breast. Once the base width of the breast is determined, the size range of implants that can be used is approximated. When patients want to “upsize” their implants, we determine the base width of the implant previously placed. If patients want significantly more volume, then a higher implant profile can be selected.