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Breast Implants

Will Submuscular Placement Cost You in Implant Size?

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Women from all walks of life choose breast implants to enhance their appearances. Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular of all cosmetic surgeries, while innovative techniques continue to advance the procedure and offer a wider range of options than ever before.

Implant Placement Options

Among the factors that help determine your overall breast augmentation results is implant placement. The breast implant can be placed below the breast muscle (submuscular) or above the muscle (subglandular). While there is no ideal placement for all women, there are distinct benefits to each option. Some women, however, worry that placing the implant under the muscle will limit their possible breast size increase.

Benefits of Submuscular Placement

Because the pectoral muscles compress breast implants more so than glandular tissue alone, it makes sense for some women to feel concerned that submuscular placement will affect their final results. However, there’s also a range of benefits to placing the implant below the muscle. Submuscular placement reduces the chance of rippling, provides extra implant coverage for women with very small breasts and can create a more natural look on certain candidates.

Achieving the Best Results

The truth about breast augmentation is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Women who might benefit from submuscular placement should choose a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing breast augmentation. With the right expertise, your surgeon can help you choose an implant size that compensates for any compression when placed under the pectoral muscle. He or she will also be able to explain how other factors, like implant profile and type, can affect your final results.

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