Breast Surgery Options for Shelby Township | Livonia, Michigan
There are four approaches for breast enlargement surgery:
Implants are placed through the belly button.Read More
The implant is placed through an incision in a armpit crease .Read More
An incision is made under the crease of the breast.Read more
The incision is made around the edge of the pigmented area surrounding the nipple.Read More
The implant is positioned under a layer of muscle in the chest wall. With submuscular placement there is usually less risk of capsular contracture and less interference with mammograms.
The implant is placed on top of the pectoralis muscle behind the breast tissue. There is less pain associated with this placement, however based on your particular body, it can be associated with more visible implant edges, or rippling.
The implant is placed under the lining of the pectoralis muscle. It is sort of an “in-between” placement above or below the muscle. Sub-fascial placement combines many of the benefits of both submuscular and subglandular placement. The sub-fascial approach is desired by some as there is less pain and the subfascial position prevents the stuck on appearance caused by the interruption of the clavicle to nipple.
Placement under, over, or in between the muscle is determined by the thickness of your existing breast tissue, and the amount of sag or firmness to your natural breasts. Dr. Mok or Dr. Kotlus will help you determine what is best for you. In general, a smaller or firmer breast will have the implant placed under the muscle, as it will be more difficult to feel the implant when it has the extra layer of tissue over it. For women with a fuller breast, the placement does not have as much impact; the implant is harder to feel as there is more breast tissue overlying the implant. For a moderately droopy breast, it is often best to place the implant over the muscle otherwise the appearance of sag will increase.