Breast Implant Placement

Here are the two locations for breast implant placement:

Subglandular (above the muscle) - under the breast tissue or gland.
Submuscular (under the muscle) - under the pectoralis muscle.

Subglandular placement may make your surgery and recovery shorter, may be less painful, and may be easier to access for re-operation. However, subglandular may result in more palpable implants (easily felt or more recognizable), more capsular contracture and more difficult imaging of the breast with mammography.

Submuscular placement may make your surgery last longer, may make your recovery longer, may be more painful, and may make it more difficult to have some re-operation procedures. Possible benefits of sub muscular placement are that it may result in less palpable implants, less capsular contracture, and will make it easier to image the breast with mammography.

Speak to your doctor when deciding which placement is best for you.


  • Saturday, 16 June 2012