Breast augmentation is an incredibly individualized surgery. This is why I spend a great deal of time with each patient pre-surgery explaining the best implant, the best size, and the best implant position: over or under the muscle. Surgeons began placing breast implants under the chest or pectoral muscle also called submuscular or dual-plane implants when it was discovered that doing so helped to reduce the rate of capsular contracture—particularly when smooth implants are used. Capsular contracture occurs when the capsule tissue surrounding the breast implant becomes slightly firm or very firm.
Breast Implant Placement - Subglandular vs. Submuscular | Feel Beautiful
The pectoralis muscle is a triangular shaped muscle that has a broad attachment along the sternum breast bone and the medial inner side of the ribs near the sternum, then spans across the chest to attach on the humerus upper arm bone. Either of these pockets can be created by armpit, nipple and breast crease incisions. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. The difference between placing the implant above the pectoralis muscle versus below the muscle front view : Click on an illustration below for a larger version:. The difference between placing the implant above the pectoralis muscle versus below the muscle side view :. The technique of dual-plane augmentation, originally described by John Tebbetts, M.
The problem lies in understanding what a beautiful natural look is. Most think natural means low and flat and augmented means full. Call to schedule a consultation with Dr.
She had lost over pounds with Weight Watchers and desired removal of the excess skin "batwings" of the upper arms. Final scar well hidden along the undersurface of the inner upper arm. Learn More. Aylward or have educational resources emailed to you by calling or completing the short form below. Went from size 10 to size 6.