Breast Implant Pocket Adjustment
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Location of the Breast Implant Pocket
The pocket into which the breast implant will be placed can be in one of two positions relative to the breast tissue and the pectoralis major muscle fascia which lies deep to the breast.
Subglandular Breast Augmentation
Subglandular breast implant placement is a breast surgical prodcedure where the implant is placed directly behind the breast tissue and on top of the muscular fascia. Advantages of subglandular breats augmentation include more control of the shape of the breast implant and is associated with a quicker recovery. Disadvantages of a subglandular breast augmentation include a higher chance of seeing or feeling the implant through the skin.
Submuscular Breast Implants
Submuscular breast implants are made underneath the chest wall muscle. Advantages ofa submuscular breast augmentation include a smoother contour of the breast as the edges of the implant are covered by the muscle and there is less chance of scarring around the implant. it tends to protect nipple sensation. Disadvantages of submuscular breast implants include more post-operative discomfort, longer recovery and potential movement of the implant with muscle flexing.
Dr. Crofts will help you determine what breast pocket procedure is right for you.