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Book Your Consultation Online. The procedure requires precision, care of the surrounding breast tissue, and consideration of your aesthetic goals. The results you want to achieve depend on several factors, one of which is breast implant placement. What is Breast Implant Placement? Submuscular Breast Implant Placement The pectoralis major is a fan-shaped chest muscle that stretches from your sternum breastbone and clavicle collarbone over to the top of your humerus upper arm bone. Submuscular breast implant placement refers to the implant being placed under this muscle. Submuscular placement has a few advantages over subglandular placement: The implants cannot be felt as easily under the muscle.
It occurs more frequently than surgeons anticipate and especially over the longer term after augmentation. Certain breast implants are more prone to contribute to this problem as are implants placed in submuscular pockets that ride high, especially in women with anatomical musculoskeletal variance or asymmetry. This article describes the aetiology of sliding ptosis in more detail, the relevant anatomy and the surgical correction.
During a breast augmentation procedure , an implant may be placed either over the muscle or under the muscle. While an experienced plastic surgeon is in the best position to determine optimal implant placement, it is vital for breast augmentation patients to understand the benefits and drawbacks to each technique. Image via Info Plastic Surgery. The Sublandular technique places the implant between the breast tissue and the chest muscle. Note from the image below that the implant is placed below the glands of the breast which does allow for breast feeding.