Breast Reconstruction: Advantages of Submammary Placement
If you have decided to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, one of the many decisions you will need to make involves the placement of your breast implants – over or under the muscle? With the submammary placement method (also called “subglandular”), your breast implants are placed over your chest muscles.
This placement method comes with some notable benefits, including:
- Shorter recovery period
- More natural movement of the chest muscles after surgery
- Correction of mild breast ptosis (sagging)
- Less discomfort
However, despite these benefits, submammary placement is not always the best option for every patient. For example, if your breast skin is especially thin, the edges of the breast implants may show through. Additionally, cosmetic problems with saline implants – such as rippling and wrinkling – tend to be more visible with submammary placement.
In the end, the right placement method for you will depend on the type of breast implants you’ve chosen, the condition of your breast skin, and other factors. Dr. Brown will guide you through every aspect of the breast reconstruction process, recommending the best option for your unique needs.