Breast augmentation can be done using several approaches. There are also different aspects to keep in mind, including whether the implants should go under or over the pectoralis muscle for breast augmentation. Obviously women would like to choose the placement that will give the breast the most natural appearance after surgery.
Achieving a natural appearance after breast augmentation, depends on where the implant is placed in relation to the muscles. During the procedure the breast tissue is lifted, and a sac is created either above or below the pectoral muscle to receive the implant.
Sub-muscular and sub-glandular Augmentation
- Sub muscular breast implant placement – The implant is placed behind the breast tissue and under the muscle. This generally gives the breast a very natural appearance, as the muscle does not have to be stretched over the implants.
Also, when the implant is placed under the muscle, there is less chance of it bottoming out. This is a phenomenon in which the breast tissue is displaced and drops below the breast tissue.
- Sub glandular breast implant placement – The implant is placed on top of the muscle. The surgery and recovery time is shorter for this approach, and there is also less discomfort.
Deciding whether the implants go under or over the muscle for breast augmentation, also depends on the woman’s breast size, and the look she wants to achieve. Therefore the plastic surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of both procedures.
If you are in the Orange County area and would like more information about breast augmentation options, contact Song Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kyle Song is a highly skilled and respected plastic surgeon, who specializes in plastic surgeries of the breast. You can contact his office at www.songplasticsurgery.com/contact/ or call (949) 701-4454.