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How many different types of implant placements are there?

How many different types of implant placements are there?

How many different types of implant placements are there?

Q: Hi , how many implant placements are available and What are they ? Is it basically in front of the muscle and/or behind the muscle ? What would sub- glandular fall under ? And what about dual plain ? Thank you.

A: Technically there are 3 placements available for breast implants, but only 2 are widely used. Subpectoral – or completely under the muscle – is very rarely used anymore. It has been largely replaced with the dual plane approach. Using this method, your plastic surgeon loosens the bottom portion of the pectoralis (chest) muscle and places the implant underneath. This method allows the implant to “settle” a little giving a more natural look than implants placed completely under the muscle. This is the most common placement I use in my Atlanta area surgery center. Covering the implant with muscle tissue masks the implant to some degree. Another option is the subglandular, or above the muscle, approach. I place implants above the muscle in body builders since they often do not want me to manipulate the muscle and in women with breast sagging who have declined to have a breast lift. There are benefits and downsides to either approach. I like dual plane because the implant is mostly under the muscle. This helps avoid visible rippling and helps the implant feel more natural to the touch. Placing the implant above the muscle (subglandular) helps avoid a double bubble – although the best way to avoid this is to have a breast lift if your surgeon recommends one. A “double bubble” occurs when the breast implant sits in great position under the muscle and your natural breast tissue sags below it. The best way to know which breast reshaping procedure(s) is/are right for you is to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon.

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