Breast Implant Placement Options

Your breast implant placement will directly affect the final aesthetic results of your breast augmentation procedure. The board-certified breast surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery have found that submuscular placement is ideal for most of our patients. We understand that there is not a single solution for every body type, however, and will work closely with you to help you find the breast implant placement option that is most ideal for your needs.

Subglandular Breast Implant Placement

Subglandular placement means that the breast implants are placed just below your breast tissue, above the muscles in your chest. The primary advantage of this placement option is a shorter surgery. The disadvantages of subglandular placement include:

  • Less aesthetically pleasing
  • A more obviously enhanced appearance
  • Not suitable for women with small breasts or low amounts of breast tissue
  • May impede flow of breast milk
  • May interfere with mammograms

Submuscular Breast Implant Placement

Submuscular breast implants are placed below the muscles in your chest. Some surgeons choose to place implants under one or two layers of muscle, but at Star Plastic Surgery, we have found placing the breast implant under three layers provides the best results. Deeper placement greatly reduces complications like capsular contracture, mammogram interference, and will not interfere with breastfeeding.

Additionally, this placement hides the breast implant under the muscles in your chest, reducing any evidence of breast augmentation, and providing you with a natural, aesthetically superior result.

The primary drawback to submuscular implant placement is a more involved surgical procedure. However, we have found that the benefits of this placement option far outweigh the slight inconvenience of additional surgical time.

At Star Plastic Surgery, we offer the Star Plastic Surgery Advantage. All of our breast augmentation surgeons are board-certified, use only proven surgical techniques, and are entirely devoted to the satisfaction of our patients. Our breast augmentation procedures are performed in accredited hospitals with highly trained staff, and our doctors are involved in your procedure from your initial consultation to your full recovery.

If you are considering breast augmentation contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss the right breast implant placement for you with our experienced plastic surgeons.