When you decide that breast augmentation is the right cosmetic surgery for you, that is the first of many choices you need to make. Next, you need to think about shape, volume, projection and filling.
Oh, and also, implant placement.
If you haven’t read much about breast augmentation yet, that might sound odd. We all know where breast implants go, right? But while they will obviously be placed on the chest, you will need to decide if they should go over or under the muscle.
Which Breast Implant Placement Is Best?
It might sound odd, but you will need to decide how your breast implants are placed.
The frustrating answer is that neither option is inherently best. It comes down to which is best for you.
Factors that can impact which placement is best, include your medical history, your health, the type of implant you choose, how large the implant is, how active you are and your body type. It is important that you allow your cosmetic surgeon to guide you on this decision. However, you should be informed about the benefits of each option.
Benefits of Over-the-Muscle Placement
- Faster surgery
- Faster recovery
- Less pain after surgery
- Easier to create cleavage
- Larger implants can be used
- No distortion from flexing the muscles
Benefits of Under-the-Muscle Placement
- Implants look more natural
- Rippling is less likely to be visible
- Muscle support protects the skin and implants
- Capsular contracture is less likely
- Mammograms have less distortion
- Better when augmentation is combined with a lift
To find out which choice is the right one for you, speak with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Castellano by calling the office at 813-872-6093 or using our contact form.