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Breast Implant Placement Techniques

By tmccall on September 08, 2015

A surgeon holding a breast implantOne of the reasons that Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery is among the leading cosmetic surgery practices in the Milwaukee area is our commitment to patient education. We work tirelessly to ensure that patients receive ample info regarding their surgical options. This includes going overall of the pros and cons of breast augmentation surgery.

In order to achieve the best results, a surgery needs to be fully customized to the needs of a patient. With that in mind, let's consider the different options available for breast implant placement.

Why Implant Placement Techniques Matter

For a plastic surgery procedure to be its most effective, it needs to be tailored to the needs of the patient. That means considering the patient's body type and anatomy and then customizing the procedure to accordingly.

With breast implants, it's important for surgeons to note a patient's aesthetic goals, her body type, and the current shape and size of her breasts. These will all come into play when it comes to achieving the best possible results during breast augmentation surgery.

Incision Options for Breast Augmentation Surgery

One important aspect of breast implant placement involves the location of the breast enlargement incisions. The most common methods are as follows:

  • Periareolar Incision – The periareolar incision is located around the areola

  • Inframammary Incision – The inframammery incision is located along the crease beneath the breast

  • Transaxillary Incision – The transaxillary incision is hidden in the patient's arm pit

  • Transumbilical Incision – The transumbilical incision is hidden in the patient's belly button

It should be noted that patients who would prefer the transaxillary or transumbilical incisions can only receive saline breast implants in those cases.

Implant Placement Relative to the Muscle and Mammary Gland

With regard to the placement of the breast implants themselves, there are two primary options:

  • Submuscular Breast Implant Placement – Submuscular breast implant placement situates the implant beneath the pectoral muscle

  • Subglandular/Submammary Breast Implant Placement – Subglandular breast implant placement situates the implant above the pectoral muscle but under the mammary gland

Other Factors to Consider with Regard to Breast Implants

When it comes to determining the ideal option for a patient's aesthetic goals, it's important for cosmetic surgeons to consider the type of implants being used, the size and shape of the implants, and the patient's current muscle tone and musculature. These will all have a bearing on the end results of a breast augmentation procedure.

During a consultation with a plastic surgeon, you will receive ample information about all of these matters, learning the various pros and cons so you can make an informed decision about your options and how they can fulfill your needs.

Schedule a Consultation for Breast Augmentation Surgery

For more information about breast enlargement surgery and how it can help you look your absolute best, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team at Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery will work with you to achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

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