If you’re a San Diego woman who has found this blog page, you’ve likely been doing your homework on breast augmentation surgery. And it’s great that you’ve found us. Always wanting to keep her potential patients as informed as possible, Dr. Kaweski of Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery created this blog specifically to help educate her patients. By now, you likely know that when you get a breast augmentation, there are several choices you’ll need to make. You’ll need to decide between silicone or saline implants, determine whether you want teardrop or round implants, choose a breast implant size and profile, and also an incision type for your surgery. But, there’s another decision you’ll have to make, too. Where do you want your breasts implants placed – above or below the pectoral muscle? Read on to learn more about these two options.
Sub-Glandular Breast Augmentation
When San Diego women choose to have their breast implants placed between their pectoral muscle and their breast skin, it’s referred to as a sub-glandular breast augmentation. With this placement, the breast augmentation surgery is easier to perform and less invasive. This allows for faster recovery time post-op because the pectoral muscle stays in place. Aesthetics-wise, a sub-glandular placement allows Dr. Kaweski to create more cleavage for her patients which is something that some women desire. Additionally, this placement allows larger breast implants to be used, which is important if you have decided to go with a larger size, or if you already have moderate to large breasts and are simply going bigger. Finally, the sub-glandular placement means there’s no risk that the breast implant will become distorted when the pectoral muscle is flexed, which is important to many active and athletic breast augmentation patients.
Sub-Muscular Breast Augmentation
The second breast implant placement option for San Diego women is a sub-muscular breast augmentation. With this choice, breast implants are placed underneath the pectoral muscle. A Sub-muscular breast augmentation is often chosen by patients who are looking for more natural looking results and want to avoid the possibility of visible rippling. Additionally, a sub-muscular breast implant placement tends to have fewer instances of capsular contracture, a rare side effect of breast augmentation surgery in which excessive scar tissue forms around the implant, causing it to harden or to appear raised or distorted.
Which Breast Implant Placement Option is Right for You?
Dr. Kaweski’s San Diego patients should know there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for which breast implant placement type is right for them. Your decision will all depend on your personal preferences, other choices you make about your breast implants such as size, and your in-depth conversation with Dr. Kaweski herself.
Scheduling a Consultation with Dr. Kaweski
If you’re considering getting breast implants, Internet research can be helpful, but it’s no substitute for a conversation with the skilled plastic surgeon who will be performing your operation. If you have questions about breast augmentation surgery, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaweski to ask her all of your questions about the procedure and to discuss what you would like your results to look like.
To schedule this appointment today, call (619) 464-9876.