Which Breast Implant Placement Option Should I Choose?

Woman with breast implant

One of the best aspects of breast augmentation is that it’s customizable for every woman’s goals, lifestyle, and needs. When you undergo the procedure, you have numerous options to tailor it to you, including where in your chest your implants are placed.

Dr. Zachary Farris is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who’s served patients in Dallas for more than 15 years. He’s dedicated to helping you achieve the improved appearance and self-confidence that can come with breast augmentation. During your consultation, he’ll discuss your many options, including the benefits of different breast implant placements.

What are my Breast Implant Placement Options?

Dr. Farris uses two different implant locations:

  • Subglandular: The implant is placed behind the breast gland and on top of the pectoral muscle.
  • Submuscular: The implant is placed underneath the pectoral muscle.

What are the Benefits of Subglandular Breast Implants?

Subglandular implants are an excellent option for women who already have a good amount of natural breast tissue. They also naturally lift the breast, so women with mild sagging issues may want to consider this option if they don’t want to undergo a full breast lift. These implants also eliminate any risk of the pectoral muscle shrinking around the breast implant, which could impact your cosmetic outcome.

Women who are active athletically, especially those who frequently work out their upper bodies, may also want to consider subglandular implants because they don’t involve any cutting of the pectoral muscle. This could give you a shorter recovery and allow you to resume your athletic activities sooner.

What are the Benefits of Submuscular Implants?

In most cases, Dr. Farris recommends submuscular implant placement for several reasons. For thinner women, or those who don’t have much natural breast tissue, submuscular arrangement allows for more tissue to cover the implant. This better conceals the borders of the implant, reduces the chances of any rippling appearance, and generally provides a more natural, sloping look.Breast implant placement

These implants also have a lower probability of capsular contracture, a rare breast augmentation complication that occurs when scar tissue around the implant becomes thick and tight. Furthermore, although you can get accurate breast cancer screenings no matter where your implant is placed, submuscular implants require less of an adjustment from your mammogram technician. However, because they involve cutting into the pectoral muscle, submuscular implants may have a longer recovery.

Schedule Your Dallas Breast Augmentation Consultation Today

Dr. Farris has served the Dallas-Fort Worth area and surrounding locations in Texas for more than 15 years. He’s seen firsthand how breast augmentation can positively impact someone’s life through improved appearance and increased self-confidence. He wants you to reap those benefits, too.

Call 214-363-1073 today to set up a consultation.

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