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What Is the Proper Placement of Breast Implants?

In performing breast augmentation, one of the most important decisions you will discuss with Dr. David Bottger during your consultation is where the breast implants should be placed.

There are three breast implant placement options. Breast implants can be placed under the breast but over the pectoral muscle, which is called “subglandular placement.” Breast implants can be placed partially under the muscle in what is sometimes called dual-plane placement, but may also be referred to as subpectoral or even submuscular placement. Finally, breast implants can be placed fully under the breast muscle, called submuscular placement.

In most cases, Dr. Bottger prefers submuscular placement. It is especially important in women with little breast tissue to cover the implants, and for saline breast implants to reduce the risk of rippling or implant visibility. Putting the breast implants under the muscle can also reduce the risk of capsular contracture. Partly because he puts the breast implant under the muscle and partly because he has a very exacting technique, in more than 20 years of practice and thousands of procedures, Dr. Bottger has never seen one instance of either significant capsular contracture or implant rippling.

To learn more about how your breast augmentation choices can affect your procedure outcomes, please contact Dr. David Bottger today. We serve patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.