In a breast augmentation procedure, implants are placed either under the pectoralis muscle (sub-muscular) or on top of the pectoralis muscle and under the breast glands (sub-glandular). There are advantages to each type of breast implant placement and depending on your goals and body type, Dr. Rast may recommend one or the other for you. Learn more about the most common pros and cons of each type of surgical placement!
Sub-Muscular Breast Implant Placement
- Surgery and recovery may be longer
- recovery may be more painful
- Re-operation is more difficult
- Less Visible Implants
- Implants Less Palpable
- Mammogram imaging easier
- Preferable for women with thin breast tissue
Sub-Glandular Breast Implant Placement
- Shorter Surgery
- Shorter Recovery
- Easier Re-Operation
- More Visible/Palpable Implants
- More Difficult Imaging During Mammogram
- Not Recommended For Women With Thin Breast Tissue
Appointments Available In Kansas City!
Want to learn more about breast augmentation and which type of placement would be right for you? Work with Dr. Rast to create a personalized augmentation plan. We can help you enhance your body and confidence with breast implants. Dr. Rast and our talented team will help you reach your cosmetic goals by creating beautiful, natural looking results at the perfect size. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation!
We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.