Implant Placement

Your breast implants may be placed either partially under the pectoralis major muscle (submuscular) or on top of the muscle and directly beneath the breasts

Submuscular placement may provide you with youthful-looking breasts for a longer time, may make your recovery longer, may be more painful, and may make it more difficult to have some reoperation procedures, when compared to the subglandular approach. The possible advantages of submuscular lacement are that it may result in less palpable implants (less likely to “feel” the implants through the breast), less capsular contracture, and will make it easier to image the breast with mammography.

Subglandular placement may make your surgery and recovery shorter, may be less painful, and may be easier to access for reoperation compared to submuscular placement. However, subglandular placement may result in more palpable implants (more likely to “feel” the implants through the breast), more capsular contracture and more difficult imaging of the breast with mammography.