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Breast Implant Placement Options

Breast Implant Placement Options


Placement of Breast Implants

Breast Implants are placed either behind the breast tissue or under the pectoralis muscle on the chest wall.

Diagrams showing Anatomy of the breast and placement of the breast implants
a&b. Anatomy of the Breast
c. Implant placed “Submuscular” (under the muscle)
d. Implant placed “Subglandular” (under the glandular tissue)
e. Implant placed “Dual Plane” (partly under the muscle and partly under the glandular tissue)
f. Implant placed “Subfascial” (placed under the fascial layer over the muscle)

Breast Implants that are placed underneath the muscle (submuscular):

  • Have a more natural shape in thin women
  • A lower chance of capsular contracture (hardening) of the implant
  • it is easier for mammography

Breast Implants that are placed underneath the breast gland (subglandular):

  • Look natural in women with thicker tissue over the muscle
  • Age more naturally in women with a good amount of (pre-op) breast volume
  • Better correct sagging of the breast

There is also a choice of incision

  • In the crease under the breast
  • Under the areola around the nipple
  • In the armpit

All of these have advantages and disadvantages which you should discuss at your consultation with Dr Sellars.

Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast Augmentation surgery requires a general Anaesthetic, with the operation taking 1-2 hours, and is usually performed as a day-stay or overnight-stay procedure.

Following the surgery it is important to have restricted light activities, with no lifting or heavy duties for 7-10 days. Most patients may drive again and return to work within 10 days after the surgery. Heavy activities and sport should not be undertaken for 3-4 weeks following the surgery.

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