| william bruno plastic surgery
| william bruno plastic surgery

I have been reading about high-profile silicone breast implants and the long-term negative effects on tissues.

I understand how this could be true if one started out as an A cup and used a 350cc implant. However, if you start out with moderate skin laxity with a B+ cup, are high-profile implants going to cause the same long-term damage?

I am 5’6” and 125 lbs. I currently have 375cc moderate plus silicone. I find they are too wide for my frame. I am considering the high profile and slightly smaller.

A: High-profile breast implants

High-profile implants, which have more projection, are more appropriate for women with narrower breasts or chest walls. To convert from a moderate plus to a high profile will not make a significant difference in projection or width, perhaps a few millimeters in each direction. However, if you want to be smaller in overall size or volume, then certainly converting to a smaller implant will achieve your goal.

While going smaller, you can then convert to high profile if you prefer. Long term, this will not have any significant detrimental effects on your breast tissue. Your skin and tissue have already been stretched with a 375cc implant, so downsizing to say 325cc should be well tolerated.

Please be evaluated by a board-certified plastic surgeon prior to converting your implants in the future.