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Breast Implant Placement

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Total sub-musculofascial Placement

This procedure places the 2/3 of the implants underneath the pectoral and serratus muscles while the remaining third of the implant is places behind the fascia (connective tissue that links the pectoral, serratus, and upper rectus abdominal muscles).

This placements can be done via a transaxillary, periareolar, or inframammary fold incision. However, a transaxillary incision is recommended since this allowed the fascia to remain intact and it does not need to be dissected in any way. With the other two incisions, the facsia must be cut in some way.

This type of implant augmentation isn't widely used but it is gaining popularity.

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Contact Us!. The implant is fully covered by the fascia and muscles, helping to camouflage its edges as well as any ripples that may occur. While this condition is possible with all three placements, having complete submuscular placement has the least risk of visible rippling.

. The fascia serves as a lower pole support, unlike the other two placements where the skin tissue actually supports the entire weight of the implant.

. There is lower risk of capsular contracture.

. Lower risk of bottoming out.


. The recovery period is much longer and it implies more post-up discomfort.

. Until the muscles relax the breasts tend to sit somewhat high initially.

. When the pectoral muscles are flexed, this can give an appearance of implant distortion.

. Cleavage is more difficult to create if your breasts are naturally widely spread.

With this kind of procedure, the upper 2/3 of the implant are placed behind the pectoral muscle while the remaining 1/3 is covered only by breast tissue.


. A more natural look of the upper breast is obtained, giving it a more natural slope instead an 'upper roundness'.

. This type of implant decreases the right of palpable or visible ripples (wrinkling of the breast implant shell) and implant edges on the upper part of the breast. However, this does not apply to the 1/3 that is covered only but breast tissue.

. This procedure decreases the risk of capsular contracture.


Contact Us!. The recovery period is longer and it provokes more post-up discomfort since the procedure is invasive. The muscles must also stretch to accommodate the implant.

. These implants take longer to 'settle' or 'drop'.

. The implant may give an appearance of being distorted when flexing your pectoral muscles.

. Ripples may be seen and/or felt along the lower and outer 1/3 of the implant.

. The implants are supported by the same tissues as over the muscle implants, which means less lower pole support (compared to implants placed completely behind the muscle/fascia), which can possibly lead to "bottoming-out".


Subglandular Breast implant placement

With this kind of procedure, the implant is placed on top of the muscle but behind the breast tissue.

. Very easy to place; any surgeon can perform this type of implant successfully.

Contact Us!. By having this type of implant placed, you can avoid a breast lift due to ptosis. Nonetheless, you need to keep in mind that a breast lift might be needed in the future, especially when the implants places are large.

. The recovery period is much shorter and with less post-op discomfort. The muscles are left intact and only the skin and fat are affected.

. Allows the placement of larger implants.

Contact Us!. It is easier to create cleavage with this type of procedure, especially id the breasts are naturally spaced wide apart.


. Ripples can be felt and seen easier; this is particularly true for women who have very little breast tissue and there is little tissue to camouflage the implant.

. The risks of capsule contracture are higher with this type of implant.

Contact Us!. These implants tend to give a more "fake" look to a breast augmentation since they tend to give a more pronounced roundness instead of a more natural slope. However, this is more of a personal preference than anything else.


Contact Us!After analyzing all this information you may now make the correct decision and finally have the breasts that you have been longing for, look in the mirror and be happy for realizing your dreams at a lower cost and with the correct precautions that are necessary with any surgery. The information given in this website should be considered as an introduction to a breast implant surgery. Before deciding on submitting yourself to a breast implant procedure , we highly recommend you contact Better Looks directly, so we can answer any specific question you might have.

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