Submuscular Breast Augmentation vs. Subglandular Breast Augmentation

breast-implant-patient-doctorOne of the most popular surgical procedures at our Baltimore area plastic surgery office is breast augmentation surgery. Millions of women all over the world have undergone breast enlargement or breast enhancement surgery of some kind and have been able to enhance their curves and accentuate their figure. There is, however, one thing that many plastic surgery patients do not consider when it comes to breast augmentation. That one thing that often goes overlooked is the placement of the breast implants in the breast pocket.

Indeed, when you come to our office for breast augmentation surgery, you have more decisions to make than just getting saline breast implants or silicone breast implants or saline breast implants and determining what size of breast implants you’d like to have. You may also have to make a decision or help make a decision about how the breast implants will be situated when they are placed. The two ways in which the breast implants can be placed are submuscularly or subglandularly.

Submuscular breast implant placement means that the breast implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle under the breast gland. Subglandular breast implant placement means that the breast implant is placed under the breast gland but above the pectoralis muscle.

So when you get Baltimore breast augmentation at our practice, which method of breast implant placement will be used on you?

Well, that decision will be based on numerous factors. Dr. Ronald Schuster will take into account your body type, the thickness of your skin in the breast area, the kind of breast implants used, and your particular aesthetic goals. Since everyone’s body is different, the technique for breast implant placement will be tailored to your needs.

To learn more about breast enhancement surgery and other cosmetic enhancement options, be sure to contact our plastic surgery practice near Baltimore for more information. We look forward to meeting with you.