When carrying out breast augmentation, there are several methods of positioning an implant. With submuscular placement, the implant is placed below the muscle and with subglandular placement, the implant is inserted above the muscle. With split-muscle breast augmentation, the implant is positioned so it sits half-below and half-above the muscle, combining the advantages of each of the other techniques.
Better Results for Athletic Women
Women who enjoy regular exercise may find split-muscle breast augmentation to be a preferred choice for them, due to the positioning’s ability to disguise any change to movement and animation. The split-muscle technique can also provide more natural-looking breast augmentation results on women with smaller frames.
The split-muscle technique tends to result in a perkier, more teardrop-shaped breast.
Reduced Risk of “Double Bubble”
There are a number of reasons why “double bubble” may occur following breast augmentation, many of which are reduced by employing the split-muscle technique. Double bubble occurs when the implant moves out of place, creating an indentation on the underside of the breast. Due to the positioning involved in split-muscle breast augmentation, double bubble is considerably less likely to happen.
Given that one major reason for opting for breast augmentation is a desire for larger, more voluminous breasts, the tendency for the split-muscle technique to provide better projection is surely a plus point. As only the top half of the implant is inserted below the muscle, the bottom half of the implant may be more rounded and appear fuller when compared to results following alternative techniques.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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