You have two Atlanta breast implant placement options for your breast augmentation procedure. The choice you and plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin make for your Atlanta plastic surgery will be based on your anatomy, lifestyle choices, and final aesthetic desires. If you live in Atlanta, Marietta or the surrounding Georgia areas, Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Crispin is dedicated to helping you make informed choices about your Atlanta breast augmentation.
Above-Muscle Breast Implant Placement
Subglandular breast implant placement is beneath your breast tissue but above the muscles in your chest. The obvious benefit of this placement option is that it minimizes impact to your chest muscles thereby reducing your breast surgery recovery period. This implant placement allows Dr. Crispin to utilize any of the breast implant incision options and can be used for both types of breast implants. It is sometimes the best placement option for female bodybuilders because repeatedly contracting chest muscles can increase your chance for implant displacement and distortion.
While surgical and recovery time can be reduced with this Atlanta breast implant placement option, subglandular breast implant placement has its drawbacks as well. Disadvantages of this implant placement option include:
- A more round, less natural look in larger size implants.
- Greater chance for aesthetic imperfections such as rippling or wrinkling.
- A higher risk for capsular contracture.
- More likely to interfere with mammograms.
Under-Muscle Breast Implant Placement
Submuscular breast implant placement is below the muscles in your chest. This placement will increase both surgical and recovery time due to the additional impact to your chest muscles. Both types of breast implants can be placed submuscularly and all incision options are still available.
The primary drawback to submuscular placement is the increased recovery period. However, many women find the benefits of this placement option far outweigh this minor inconvenience. Benefits of submuscular placement include:
- More natural look and feel.
- Breast implant contours well concealed.
- Medical risks such as capsular contracture are reduced.
- Less likely to interfere with mammograms and breastfeeding.
Women with very little natural breast tissue will often benefit from submuscular placement as well. During your initial consultation with Dr. Crispin, your anatomy will be assessed, your personal desires will be considered, and the Atlanta breast implant placement option most likely to provide you with the results you want from your Atlanta breast surgery will be determined.
If you are considering breast augmentation in Atlanta, Marietta, or the surrounding areas of Georgia, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation with board certified Atlanta cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin today.