What Type Of Breast Augmentation Surgery Is Right For Me?
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Where the breast implant is placed can make a big difference in the end result of your breast augmentation surgery. Placement of your breast implants affect not only the appearance of your bust line, but how they feel, recovery time, and the possibility of complications.
There are these 3 placement options:
There are three common ways a breast implant procedure is performed. Under the muscle, over the muscle, and subfascial. All three methods have pros and cons. The under the muscle implant is the most common procedure. The under muscle, or dual plane method has a longer recovery, hurts more, and takes 2-3 months until the breast looks normal. The under muscle implants also “jump” when you flex the muscle. This is called animation deformity, and it is bothersome to some patients. Once it heals, the under muscle has the most natural look.
The subglandular, or over the muscle method has the least pain, fastest recovery, and no animation deformity. The subglandular implant also fills the breast the most and gives the most lifting effect. The drawback of the subglandular implant is the unnatural look. It has the most “ball in a sock”look and is more likely to form hard scar tissue around the implant.
The subfascial method is the best compromise option in my opinion. It has little pain, fast recovery and no animation deformity. It looks more natural than a subglandular implant. It has more lifting effect than a submuscular implant. The limitation of a subfascial,implant is size. The subfascial space is tight and limited to under 400cc implants. However, for most patients, that is more than enough implant volume.
In all cases, the surgery is done under anesthesia, and a silicone gel implant is recommended over saline. Silicone gel feels more natural and has less rippling or waviness in the implant, especially for thin patients.
Subfascial breast implant surgery has a few advantages over traditional subglandular and submuscular implants.
The recovery time for Subfascial breast implant surgery is generally shorter than submuscular and there is a lower risk of implant displacement. Subfascial breast implant placement also carries a lower risk of capsular contracture than a subglandular placement.
Your consultation will include time with Dr. Bennett C. Yang. We will discuss your overall health and the safety of having this procedure.
**Please note: some of our patient before and after surgery images may have been altered to remove identifying tattoos and other marks by request of the patient. No other alterations were performed.
Follow-up visits are included in the procedure and will be arranged at the Rockville, Maryland, or McLean, Virginia, locations, both near Washington, DC.
Following the plastic surgery procedure, breast enhancement patients should expect some post-operation effects and should follow specific instructions as described below.
In Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, breast lift is usually not considered medical – a cosmetic procedure and is therefore not covered by insurance. An exception is when the indication for surgery was due to breast reconstruction or reduction causing back issues due to heaviness of large breasts. Call us for more information.
The specific risks and the suitability of breast augmentation (or other breast surgery procedures) for any patient can only be determined through a consultation. Please call us today.
Dr. Bennett Yang has been in practice for 20 years and is an expert in breast augmentation.For the most recent plastic surgery before and after results, please follow on Instagram : @bennettyangmd Make your appointment at any of our 3 offices in Rockville, Annapolis, and McLean, Virginia. For patients who travel from out of state, Dr. Bennett C. Yang will be happy to do a preliminary virtual consultation over the phone or skype to discuss your needs and goals. Please call Bonnie to confirm your appointment.