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Building 2000
Suite #2240
Marietta, GA 30068


    Breast Implant Placement

    Breast implant placement has a huge effect on the final results of a breast augmentation surgery. Patients have a choice between submuscular (below the pectoral muscle) and subglandular (above the pectoral muscle) placement depending on what suits their needs and the look they wish to achieve. Here, Dr McCluskey explains the importance of breast implant placement:

    Implant Placement

    “Breast implants can either be placed beneath the pectoralis muscle or above the pectoralis muscle.  The benefits and risks of implant placement above or below the muscle have been studied extensively by comparing hundreds of thousands of breast augmentation cases and the findings overwhelmingly support submuscular placement of breast implants.  Placing implants beneath the muscle, in a pocket created between the chest wall and the pectoralis muscle carries many advantages and reduces risks of complications.  It’s difficult to rank these advantages in order of importance but submusclar placement has the following pro’s:  1. reduces the risk of capsular contracture, 2. allows for mammograms to be performed and read (ie doesn’t interfere with early detection of breast cancer or other problems), 3. theoretically patients can still breast feed if they choose to do so, and 4. submuscular implant placement has a more natural appearance and contour in the upper chest.”

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