Extra full projection implants for breast augmentation present similar short-term outcomes compared with other shaped implants, according to study results published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

The retrospective study included 310 female patients who underwent primary breast augmentation. The procedures were carried out by the first author, Paolo Montemurro, MD, between January 2009 and December 2015. Mean patient age was 30.8 years (range, 18-56 years), and the average BMI was 21.3 kg/m2 (range, 15.9-30.1 kg/m2).

“Our indications for the use of extra full projection implants are based on the anatomic characteristics of the breast tissue as well as patient’s wishes,” the researchers wrote. The researchers noted that patients with a narrow chest seeking large volume increases, common in their practice, are better suited for the full projection implants compared with wider implants that may create an unnatural look and feel.

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