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Over the Muscle vs. Under the Muscle In Breast Augmentation Surgery

When undergoing breast augmentation surgery using breast implants, the placement location of the implants is a very important decision and one that should be discussed with a plastic surgeon. This decision can have a profound effect on your ultimate results, both short and long term.

Implant Placement Options

Breast implants are inserted either under (behind) the pectoralis major chest muscle or over (in front of) the chest muscle but behind the breast tissue itself. When placed under the muscle, this is referred to as the subpectoral or submuscular position. When in front of the muscle, this is called the subglandular or submammary location.

Why Some Surgeons May Recommend Over the Muscle

There are a few reasons why some plastic surgeons may recommend implant placement over the muscle. These can include:

Why Dr. Turkeltaub Recommends Under the Muscle

For most women, Dr. Turkeltaub recommends that breast implants be placed under the muscle for multiple reasons. These include:

The decision as to whether your breast implants should be placed under versus over the muscle for your breast augmentation is an extremely important one and should be thoroughly discussed with your plastic surgeon. During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub will answer all your questions regarding implant placement and all other breast augmentation issues. To schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Turkeltaub, call (480) 451-3000 or complete our online contact form today.