What Are the Most Common Breast Augmentation Approaches?

Published on: September 27, 2018

All breast augmentations are not the same. The techniques used in the surgery can have a big difference in the appearance and longevity of the breast implants. Choosing the right plastic surgeon and surgical approach can ensure you get the results you desire for your investment into your appearance. Here are a few of the most common breast augmentation approaches to help you decide which is best for you.

Above the Breast Muscle

Many breast implants are placed under the skin and breast tissue, but above the breast muscle. This does create a voluptuous appearance to the breast, with soft, plump cleavage. However, this technique does not give good support to the breast implant. With time, the implant will sag as gravity pulls it down. The skin and breast tissue does not have the strength to hold the implant in place.

Below the Breast Muscle

A specialized technique for breast augmentation is placing the implant below the breast muscle. This creates a more natural and larger appearance without the bulging breasts that can occur when the implant is above the muscle. The benefit is a well-supported implant that will stay in place and have less likelihood to sag over time.

Many women prefer the below the muscle breast augmentation for the longevity and appearance. However, not all techniques are the same, even with this method. How the implant is inserted behind the muscle is also important. A talented plastic surgeon can use specialized techniques to place the implant behind the muscle without cutting the muscle, keeping it intact for the best support.

Before undergoing breast augmentation, it is important to find the right plastic surgeon that uses the best method for your desired results. Make sure to ask about the surgical procedure used and research the experience of your surgeon.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peachtree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

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