Is it better to have breast implants over or under the muscle?

Is it better to have breast implants over or under the muscle?

Over the Muscle Placement Placing implants over the chest muscle is a slightly easier procedure with a slightly shorter recovery. Women who have implants placed over the muscle tend to have less post-operative discomfort because the chest muscle is not manipulated during surgery.

What if my implants are too small?

Breast implants that are too small are a common cause of breast revision surgery. If you’re going to invest in breast implants, go through breast augmentation surgery, and recover from the procedure, make sure that you love your results. Going too small runs the risk of disappointment.

What’s the difference between breast implants over and under the muscle?

Submuscular vs Subglandular: What’s the Difference? When we hear that a breast implant can be located over or under the muscle, this actually refers to where the implant is placed in relation to the three layers of the chest wall: muscle, soft tissue, and skin.

Where do breast implants go after breast augmentation?

The final outcome and shape of breasts after breast enlargement or augmentation mammaplasty (popularly known as a “boob job”) is in large part determined by the relationship of the implants to the pectoralis muscles of the chest wall. Implants can either be placed above (over) the pectoral muscles, or beneath (under) the muscles.

What are the disadvantages of submuscular breast augmentation?

Disadvantages of submuscular breast augmentation. This together with the need to cut the lowermost attachment of the muscle itself results in a process called atrophy. This means thinning, weakening and wasting of the pectoralis major muscle. Women may often notice this effect as a degree of upper body weakness.

Which is better over or under the muscle?

The result of implants over the muscle provides a round, augmented look in many patients, though many women prefer the round and somewhat less natural look. In the “over” approach, the implants are inside the breast.