What exactly does the phrase "the pocket" refer to in breast augmentation? (Photo)
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What is the breast augmentation pocket?
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Above the muscle is most often used to mean the subglandular pocket; however, many surgeons prefer the subfascial pocket which is also above the muscle.
Below the muscle refers to the dual plane pocket in which the implant is placed below the pectoralis major muscle which means that some of the implant is directly beneath the breast gland (is not unter any muscle) - thus dual plane. Very few (if any) surgeons today place the implants in a pocket completely below the pectoralis and serratus muscles.
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