If you’re considering undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, you already know you have several important questions to answer. From the type of the implant to the size you’d like your new breasts to be, you may think that you’ve researched ever possible question that could be asked.
However, if you haven’t looked into where the breast implant will be placed – in other words, above the chest muscle or underneath it – then you might not know how implant placement could influence the final results of your breast augmentation.
At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig specializes in placing breast implants underneath the chest muscle, for very specific reasons.
Why Implants Should Be Placed Under the Muscle
When it comes to getting the most natural results from your breast augmentation, the placement of the implant can make all the difference. When the implant is placed above the chest muscle, it looks as though the implant is “sitting” on the muscle – and that can create the ball shape that’s a dead giveaway for a breast augmentation.
When the breast implant is placed underneath the chest muscle – also known as the pectoralis – it provides additional soft tissue coverage for the implant. This can be especially important to women that have very little of their own breast tissue. In this regard, Dr. Craig can help make women’s breasts look more like breasts, and not simply an implant sitting on top of the chest.
Additionally, placing the implant underneath the muscle aids in shaping the upper portion of the breast. Through specific implant placement, the soft tissue of the breast can redrape in a more natural position. This gives the upper part of the breast a gentle slope, and not a hard shelf appearance.
Discover Your Choices at Accent Plastic Surgery
During your consultation at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS, Dr. Craig can help you understand how the placement of the breast implants can influence your overall results. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call contact Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic Surgery today.