Is "animation deformity" of breast implants a guarantee or rather a possible risk of sub muscular implant placement?
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Objectionable animation deformities where there is a prominent crease with contraction of the pectoralis muscle are due to incomplete release or overly aggressive release of the pectoralis muscle, and can be avoided with precision in muscle release.
Animation deformity refers to a change in the appearance of the breast when the muscle lying over the implant is contracted. The only way to confidently avoid this is to place the implants above the muscle. Fortunately, significant deformity that would prompt a patient to consider a revision is unusual and placement above the muscle has its own downsides as well.
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Thank you for your question. With implants placed under the pectoral muscle, you can expect some degree of movement or distortion of the implant when flexing those muscle. To have Animation deformity to the degree that surgical intervention is required to correct it is much less common and can typically be avoided with careful surgical technique. I recommend that you talk about these considerations with your Plastic Surgeon.
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Animation of muscle
If the implants are placed in sub muscular plane or dual plane, you will experience some degree of muscle animation. Please talk with you plastic surgeon about surgical plan, benefits, risks, and limitations of the surgery.