What does Submuscular implant mean?
Submuscular breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves changing the shape of the breasts and enlarging them by placing an implant below the breast muscles. The muscles are spread apart to accommodate the implant, but the surgeon does not cut through them.
What is Submuscular implant placement?
Submuscular Breast Implant Placement The fan-shaped muscle is detached from bottom along the ribs, and the implant is placed underneath. However, the pectoralis major is a short muscle, and a submuscular implant placement only covers the top half of the implant.
Can you feel Submuscular implants?
Unless you have significant capsular contracture, your breast implants will likely feel just natural to you. If you have a good amount of tissue in your breast, or if you have breast implants placed in a submuscular position, the breast implants will not be as palpable, so it won’t matter as much.
How hard is it to rupture a silicone implant?
While extremely durable—a silicone implant can withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure—there is always a small risk that the shell will tear or rupture. With silicone implants, a shell rupture can be difficult to detect on its own, hence the term “silent rupture.”
Is Submuscular under the muscle?
Submuscular placement The other option is known as submuscular, or under-the-muscle placement of the breast implant. This technique includes placement of the implant partially under the pectoralis major chest muscle.
What is the difference between submuscular and subglandular breast implants?
Breast Implant Placement – Subglandular vs. Submuscular. When a breast lift is simultaneously performed, submuscular implant placement improves blood supply to the overlying breast. On the other hand, if your breasts are slightly sagging, subglandular placement offers a lift effect unrestricted by overlying muscle.
What percentage of implants are placed in the submuscular region?
The advantages are so great that 80% of breast implants are placed in a submuscular location, by the majority of surgeons. We don’t just do this out of habit. There are reasons for subglandular augmentation though your photos suggest that you should be one of the 80%. (Peter E. Johnson, MD, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)
What are the advantages of submuscular augmentation?
The advantages of soft tissue coverage, breast contour, reduced capsular contracture rates and ease of mammographic interpretation make submuscular augmentation the implant position that I recommend in almost everybody. (Scott C. Sattler, MD, FACS, Buffalo Plastic Surgeon)
Will submuscular breast implants give me a double bubble effect?
Submuscular implants have wide cleavage, move with muscle contraction independent of overlying breast and thus give somewhat unnatural behavioral outcome. In your case you also have some sagging. Submuscular implants will give you a double bubble effect unless you also had a breast lift.