Getting a breast augmentation is a major decision. You are going to make a permanent change to your body and you want to make sure that you will be happy with the result. You have many choices before you, such as the type of implant you want, the size of your implant and where your implants will be placed. When it comes to breast implant placement, you can choose to have your implants placed below the pectoral muscles or above. There are many benefits when you opt for placement of breast implants over the muscle to enhance your final outcome.
Why Have Your Implants Placed on Top of the Muscle?
When you have a consultation with our plastic surgeon, she will discuss each step of the procedure with you in detail, including the placement of your implants. In the past, it was more common to place breast implants under the pectoral muscle. This was known as submuscular placement. However, it is becoming more popular today to opt for subglandular placement of implants in which implants are inserted between the actual tissues of your breasts and the muscles in your chest.
When your implant is placed on top of your chest muscle, you don’t have to worry that it’s shape will be affected when you contract your muscles in your chest. Otherwise, you could see your implants become flatter when you flex your muscles.
In the end, your breast implants will maintain the form you want when you place implants over your chest muscle. If you have a healthy amount of your own breast tissue to begin with, you can end up with breasts that look authentic regardless of what you are doing. Your implant placement can give you more natural-looking results.
Are You a Candidate for Breast Implants on Top of the Muscle?
In order to have breast implants that are placed on top of the muscles in your chest, you need to have enough breast tissue to work with for the best results. If you are extremely lean and have hardly any fat on your body, including in your breasts, you may find that your implants need to be placed beneath your chest muscle. Otherwise, your breast implants won’t have enough coverage and they’ll look unnatural.
On the flip side, expect your implants to be placed on top of the muscle if you are a bodybuilder. Otherwise, your implants would be flattened by your powerful chest muscles when you are working out.
Ask Our Plastic Surgeon About Your Options for Breast Implants
Talk to our plastic surgeon at eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale about the placement of your breast implants. The most important thing to remember is this procedure is about you and what will make you happy when it comes to enhancing your breasts. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.