Do you think I have enough breast tissue to get my implants over the muscle? (photo)
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Subglandular vs. Submuscular
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Breast implants over muscle
Your photo suggests you definitely have enough tissue for placement of implants in this position. Saline implants are easier to feel even when they have good tissue cover. But I know and have many patients who have these implants over the muscle and are very pleased. The implant size should not be excessively large - big implants will tend to stretch the skin.
You are too young by law for gel implants. Also they are more expensive. Best wishes.
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As far as your cleavage is concerned, you will need to have an extensive discussion with your surgeon. In your case, your nipples are quite lateral and placement of your implant centrally in order to create cleavage is going to give you a result in which your nipples are pointing to the side rather than forward. While there are maneuvers to help with this and move your nipples as well, this surgery is more extensive than simple breast augmentation and something that should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon.
You are the perfect example of how a breast implant operation needs to be tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient. Best wishes for your surgery!
Good candidate for silicone gel implants on top of the muscle.
Better choice may be a gel implant under the muscle
Do you think I have enough breast tissue to get my implants over the muscle?
Over or Under the Muscle?
Therefore, I would suggest the use of silicone gel implants moderate-plus profile 350ccin a subpectoral location through either an inframammary or periareolar approach. Good luck
Above the Muscle
Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS,FACS
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