Among the many decisions that need to be made when you choose to undergo breast augmentation-implant type, size, etc.-you and your surgeon will also have to choose if the implant should go above or below the muscle. This comes down to much more than just personal preference.
With subglandular placement, the implant is placed over the pectoral muscle and below the breast tissue. This could lead to a somewhat shorter recovery period and the benefit of a slight lift for those with mild sagging (without a breast lift). This also means the implant is closer to the surface, so it could be more visible or more easily felt.
With submuscular placement, the implant is placed below both the pectoral muscle and the breast tissue. This is more appropriate in slender patients who have less natural breast tissue to cover the implant; however, it may not be recommended for those with athletic builds.
Less palpable than subglandular placement, submuscular placement means less risk of implant visibility and interference with mammography. However, a few more days of recovery time may be necessary.
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