One of the goals of breast augmentation here at the practice of Dr. Semira Bayati is to provide you with results that meet your needs while looking both beautiful and natural. There are many factors that are taken into consideration to accomplish this, including the type, shape and size of the breast implants, how they will compliment your overall body proportions, and the placement of the implants themselves. In a previous blog post, we talked about how to choose the right breast implant size and shape; today, we will discuss the importance of implant placement.
During breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Bayati will place the breast implants either above the chest muscles and directly behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or behind the chest muscles (submuscular). The best option for you will be determined at your initial consultation, and it will depend on your unique needs and goals. The subglandular approach can lead to a rounder breast appearance and may be a good option for patients with higher amounts of breast tissue; however, the contours of the implants may be more noticeable on some patients when this technique is utilized. The submuscular (under the chest muscle) approach can be beneficial for patients with very thin breast skin. They can also result in a very natural-looking slope to the breasts, and the contours of the implants are not typically detectable. Another notable advantage of submuscular implants is that they can make it easier for doctors to perform mammograms and breast examinations. Some possible disadvantages of the submuscular approach: there will likely be a longer recovery process; and there is a slight risk of implant displacement while doing intensive chest exercises.
As noted above, the best implant placement for the most natural-looking results truly depends on your specific goals and your unique physical makeup. Once you meet with Dr. Bayati, she will perform a comprehensive breast evaluation and determine the option that can result in the most natural outcome possible.
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If you would like more information on the many advanced breast surgery procedures offered by Dr. Semira Bayati, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to talk about your goals, please contact us today.