Subglandular Breast Augmentation

There are two types of breast augmentation placement. They are Subglandular and submuscular.


Subglandular placement of breast augmentation


Subglandular placement is also called as the over the muscle placement or submammary placement. This process puts the breast implant in between the mammary gland and the chest muscle also known as the pectoral. Depending upon the thickness of your breast tissue and the ability to sufficiently cover the breast implant, the breast implant is placed on top of the muscle and under the breast glands- Subglandular. Some of the types of Subglandular placement are the transaxillary, inframmamary and the periareolar. The ultimate decision depends on your choice for placing the implant incision, depending on these three.

Advantages of Subglandular of breast augmentation

  1. Individuals can have an easier access, in case when another surgery is required

  2. The recover time is less and the post operative pain and the discomfort is also less

  3. The placement is easier as the chest muscle need not be moved

  4. The cleavage is easily created. This is useful if the breasts are spaced apart.

  5. Women, who go for weight training or body sculpting can, choose this kind of placement as the breasts will become unnatural when the muscle in the chest is flexed due to the breast augmentation.

  6. If there is a need for a re-operation, it is easy at this stage of Subglandular placement

Disadvantages of Subglandular breast augmentation

  1. Breasts will look unnatural than, those that are placed beneath the muscle

  2. More marked roundness

  3. During mammography, the breast imaging will be difficult, which makes the detection of breast cancer more difficult

  4. The women, who has little breast tissue, rippling will be seen there and it is felt more

  5. The individuals may get the scarring or capsular contracture at the time of the implant, which is more painful and may lead to second surgery.

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