Published May 21, 2018

Everything you need to know about breast implant shapes

High profile, moderate profile, tall height, medium height, low height…if you find these terms confusing then you are not alone.

When it comes to anatomical (teardrop) implants, they come in a range of heights, profiles and size combinations making this style of implant highly customisable to the patient’s anatomy.

As Australia’s leading breast augmentation surgeon, Dr Tavakoli has performed over 6000 breast procedures making his experience and expertise in this field, unrivalled.

Breast implant sizing is an integral part of Dr Tavakoli’s process and ensures the patient gets the most suitable implant for their breast footprint.

See here for more information on Dr Tavakoli’s customisable method for implant selection.


Anatomical (teardrop) implants are available in three heights; Tall height, Medium height, Low height.

implant height base shapes

Tall height implants are slighter taller then they are wider, which makes the base of the implant a vertical oval shape.

Mentor CPG 333 – 380cc

Medium height implants are slightly wider than they are in height giving them a round base.

Mentor CPG 322 – 380cc

Low height implants are shorter in height than they are in width making their base a horizontal oval.

Mentor CPG 312


The projection of the implant refers to the amount that the implant projects outwards from the chest wall. In anatomical (teardrop) implants, Dr Tavakoli uses implants that are high profile, moderate plus profile and moderate profile.

High profile implants project the most out of the three styles, allowing for maximum projection and volume with moderate implants projecting the least. Moderate plus implants fall somewhere in the middle.

implant projection vs height

It is important to remember that each patient’s anatomy is different. Patient’s height, weight, existing breast tissue, skin quality, shoulder width and torso to waist measurement can all significantly impact the final outcome.

To add to the confusion, research shows that bra manufacturing lacks industry consistency, meaning bra sizers can vary from brand to brand.
With this is mind, it is crucial not to get too hung up on comparing implant sizes or styles with others, rather, it is more beneficial to establish a look or ideal outcome you would like to achieve.

Breast augmentation before and after
Breast Augmentation Gallery – View before and after gallery


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Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.