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Under vs. Over The Muscle Breast Augmentation: Which Is Better?

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is most often done with a set of implants placed under or over the muscle tissue. This is done in order to enhance the size and the shape of the breasts while maintaining a natural, youthful look.

But questions remain about the placement of the breast implants. Some implants are placed over the muscle tissue, which is essentially between breast tissue and muscle tissue. Other implants are placed under the muscle tissue, flush with the rib cage.
Why are breast implants done both ways, and is one way better than the other? Let’s find out.

Over The Muscle Breast Implants

Breast implants placed over the muscle are also called subglandular implants. This is because the implants are underneath the mammary glands. Keep in mind that with both types of implants, breast feeding is possible and there’s generally no hindrance to it at all.

There are several benefits to over the muscle breast implants, including:

Under The Muscle Breast Implants

Breast implants placed under the muscle are also called submuscular implants. This is because the implants are underneath the muscle tissue.

The benefits to an under the muscle breast implant include:

Under Muscle vs. Over Muscle Breast Implants: Which Wins?

The answer is: it depends!

If you want larger implants and are less concerned about rippling or an unnatural look, choose an over the muscle implant. If you’re looking more for a slight augmentation and would rather avoid unnatural looking breasts, choose an under the muscle implant.

Generally, we will make our recommendations for your breast augmentation at Las Vegas Body Sculpting. That’s because the choice of implant and the way it’s done are related to your body shape, your desired size, and your own history of cosmetic surgery.

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