Over or Under the Muscle?
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is really up to you. I have 2 champions who have had their implants under the muscle as they have found ways to deal with the muscle movement during their bikini contest. Yet if the muscle movement will be bothersome, then it should be above the muscle. Only you can decide what will work best for you but under the muscle has the following advantages: better mammograms, more fullness on top, no rippling on top, and LESS RISK for contractures.
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Should your breast implants be over or under the muscle?
Thank you for your important question. Your concern is a very common one.
There are several advantages to placing the breast implant beneath the muscle most notably a reduced chance of capsular contraction or hardening of the breast implant over time.
However your surgeon has pointed out a common negative which is that when the implant is placed beneath the muscle and you contract the chest muscle during exercise the implants can have visible movement.
However it is up to you to decide whether this movement will be distressing to you. Many physically active young woman, even bodybuilders have had implants placed beneath the chest muscle and the motion during their activities do not bother them.
Recent data strongly suggests that textured breast implants are less likely to cause capsular contraction. If you do proceed, be sure to discuss the benefits of a textured implant whether it is placed over or under the muscle.
Over the muscle with Mentor Sitex textured gel implants give most natural looking and feeling breasts
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Every Doctor has it's own opinion, for me the implants look more enhanced with a more natural look when they're placed under the muscle. The recovery with over or under it's still the same, same post op instructions to follow. It really depends on how you want them to look.
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