Over The Muscle Implant Pros and Cons

Over The Muscle Implant Pros and Cons

Over The Muscle Implant Pros and Cons

If you’re considering breast augmentation or revision, one important decision you and your surgeon will need to make together is whether to place your new breast implants over or under your chest muscle. This placement matters for a number of reasons, and in case you are more inclined to go with the over the muscle version here we have provided you with its pros and cons to help you with your final decision.

Over the Muscle Implants

For over the muscle breast implants, or subglandular implants, the implant goes below the breast tissue and above the pectoral muscle. For women who have a decent amount of breast tissue already, they may achieve the best results with implants that are placed over the muscle. The more tissue you have, the better. This is because breast tissue provides a foundation that won’t allow your new look to appear too artificial.

Placing implants above the chest muscle can make for an easier procedure with a shorter recovery time. Women who have this procedure done tend to suffer from less post-op pain in comparison to those who have the implants placed beneath the pectoralis major muscle.

However, for women with a lesser amount of natural breast tissue, subglandular placement poses the risk for rippling of the implants. Visible folds of wrinkles may appear if there is not a solid amount of natural fat covering the implant.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Subglandular Breast Implants?

Below, we’ll provide a list of some of the pros that go along with subglandular, or over the muscle, implants.

Pros of subglandular placement:

. Recovery is usually easier than recovery from submuscular placement.

. Chest muscles remain intact, therefore there is no loss of function or weakness.

. Final results are usually achieved within a few weeks.

. Able to accommodate larger implants.

Cons of subglandular placement:

. Although some studies show that the use of smooth implants in subglandular placement very frequently results in capsular contracture (roughly 10.6% of patients), this is being debated as more data is emerging. My personal capsular contracture rate for subglandular placement is only 1-2%.

. Implant rippling—when “wrinkling” is visible on the outer perimeter of an implant—may occur during subglandular placement because it is easier to see the upper “edges” of the implants when they are placed over the muscle. Implant rippling is most commonly seen in thinner women with smaller breasts, as they have less breast tissue to hide their implants. Implant rippling can often be avoided by working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands how to properly choose and place implants. In fact, in patients who are thin and choose to have subglandular augmentation, I can help them with the upper pole fullness by injecting their own fat borrowed from another part of the body, like the belly or hips.

. Subglandular implants interfere more with mammogram readings, although there are other modalities, such as ultrasounds, that can improve mammogram results.

Final Word

If you’re still unsure which implant placement option is right for you, don’t worry. During your consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeon at Iranian Surgery will measure your breast tissue thickness and help you understand your breast implant placement options in detail.

About Iranian Surgery

Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best doctors and plastic surgeons in Iran. The price of Breast Implant in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.

For more information about the cost of Breast Implant in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.




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