Breast implants are part of the augmentation procedure, during which a plastic surgeon will add volume and size to the breasts with silicone or saline implants. However, the placement of the implant around the chest muscles can change the way the implants look and hold. Dr. Ellen Mahony of Westport, CT, works with women to help them determine whether they will benefit from subglandular placement or submuscular placement.
Submuscular breast implants versus subglandular breast implants
There are two main ways to insert breast implants: submuscular and subglandular. Both types have their own advantages and disadvantages. Submuscular implants are placed underneath the chest muscle, while subglandular implants are placed above the chest muscle but below the breast tissue. The primary difference between these two types of implants is that submuscular implants are less likely to ripple or be visible through the skin, while subglandular implants may be more likely to ripple or be visible. Submuscular implants also tend to provide more natural-looking results, while subglandular implants may give the breasts a more rounded appearance. Ultimately, the best implant for you will depend on your individual anatomy and preferences.
Which insertion technique is most appropriate for my needs?
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to selecting between breast implants above or below the muscle. Ultimately, it is a decision that should be made between you and your surgeon based on your individual goals and preferences.
Some women opt for submuscular implants because they want to create a more natural look. Others choose subglandular implants because they are concerned about the risk of a condition called capsular contracture (the formation of scar tissue around the implant).
Ultimately, the best way to decide which type of implant is right for you is to consult with a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ellen Mahony, who can help you weigh the pros and cons of each option. She can educate you on which is appropriate for your unique needs and chest structure.
How do I learn more about breast augmentation?
If you have been considering the placement of breast implants and want to talk to our team about your options, connect with Dr. Ellen Mahony and her team in Westport, CT. Call 203-221-0102 to request an appointment. And, if you schedule a breast augmentation and lift procedure during this month, you can save $500 on your final procedure cost. Surgery must be scheduled by November 2022 to qualify for this amazing discount!