As the name suggests the Contour Profile® Moderate Breast Implants are contoured to resemble the slope of a natural breast (a subject of debate), have a high (perky) profile, and are encased in a textured silicone elastomer shell, to aid in maintaining their position. The advantages of using textured versus smooth breast implants are discussed in another section of this text, but are more related to physician preference, and beliefs regarding skin palpability than scientific data. The use of a textured in shell in an anatomic or teardrop implant is absolute. This is because textured implants adhere more intimately to the implant capsule, and have less of a tendency to move. When placing shaped breast implants it is very important to achieve correct positioning, as there is a definite orientation to the implants, hence textured shells are used with contoured breast implants exclusively. The biggest advantage of the contoured breast implants is their ability to add more volume to the upper pole of the breast, and to provide a gentler slope to the breast silhouette. Cleavage is more affected in the high profile implant, as its base is narrower, and the inside part of the breast does not extend as far inward. Projection is improved through a taller implant with a narrower base. The obvious disadvantages to the high profile contoured implants are decreased cleavage, as explained above, and the danger of implants malposition, or flipping within the pocket of dissection. Although at times a turned-about breast implant may be restored to “normal” position without surgery, sometimes a trip to the operating room becomes necessary.
Contour Profile®, High Profile Style 2700 Sizing Chart
|Catalog Number||Device Volume||Width||Height||Projection|
|354-2711||275+25 cc||11.5 cm||9.5 cm||5.1 cm|
|354-2712||350+50 cc||12.3 cm||10.5 cm||5.3 cm|
|354-2713||450+50 cc||13.2 cm||11.0 cm||6.1 cm|
|354-2714||550+50 cc||14.0 cm||11.9 cm||6.4 cm|
|354-2715||650+75 cc||15.0 cm||12.7 cm||6.6 cm|