Breast Augmentation 101: Breast Implant Placement

When it comes to breast implant placement, there are two main options – over or under the chest muscle. Placement will vary from one patient to the next, and each surgeon has his or her own preferences. Here are some important facts about the two alternatives.

Over the Muscle (Sub-glandular)

Sub-glandular procedures involve placement of the implant below the mammary gland, but over the pectoral muscles. This type of breast implant placement may be chosen over options for several reasons, including:

  • Less complications, pain, or recovery time because muscle is not being cut into

  • Possible sag reduction without a breast lift procedure

  • Less changes in shape when chest muscles are flexed

However, there are disadvantages as well, including:

  • More rippling for women with small amounts of breast tissue
  • A less natural look on some women since breasts have more roundness than natural slope

Under the Muscle (Sub-muscular)

There are two types of sub-muscular breast implant placement: partial or complete. In partial sub-muscular placement, the upper half of the implant is covered by muscle but the lower half isn’t. In complete sub-muscular placement, the upper half is covered by muscle while the fascia tissue covers the lower half. This offers many advantages, which include:

  • Lower risk of rippling

  • Better mammogram readings

  • Lower risk of capsular contracture

However, there are also disadvantages, which include:

  • More discomfort during recovery for the patient

  • Implants may appear unnatural when the chest muscles are flexed

  • Breasts may sit higher until the muscles relax

The right placement varies from woman to woman, especially dependent on your current breasts. Only you and Dr. Franckle will be able to determine the best placement for your breast implants.

Stay tuned for Part 4 of our four-part Breast Augmentation blog series, coming soon!

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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Breast Augmentation⁠
Before & Afters by yours truly! ⁠

Dr. Franckle focus on what works for your body and composition. Women who desire larger breasts may choose to have breast implants (breast augmentation plastic surgery). Breast implants can restore the volume lost following breast feeding or weight loss. Breast enlargement may also be helpful for women who have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other. Breast enlargement plastic surgery is intended to give the patient larger and more shapely breasts. A more positive self image may also result from breast enlargement surgery.⁠


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Rhinoplasty 👃🏻⁠

A rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, can help to balance the size, shape, and symmetry of the nose. Dr. William Franckle is a board-certified surgeon with years of experience helping patients achieve subtle, natural-looking results. Learn more about if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure, as well as surgery options and recovery information.⁠

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Happy Monday! Put yourself first and prioritize what makes you happy 💌⁠


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I had the typical mom pouch and with more weight loss the worse my stomach became. I was referred to Dr Franckle by a friend. I was extremely nervous and had second thoughts. Everyone there was kind and answered all questions. It’s has been a year and I can’t tell you how worth it and how great it is to wear a bikini again!!! And the pain was not terrible at all!!!⁠

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“Plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” are not the same thing. Due to a misunderstanding, the public has misconceptions regarding the two specialties. Cosmetic surgery is surgery to improve one’s appearance. It is an elective course that focuses on beauty aesthetics. Cosmetic surgery refers to procedures that improve a person’s appearance. On the other hand, plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgeries; such as burn treatments and correcting birth defects. Also, the training for plastic surgeons is much more rigorous than for cosmetic surgeons. Plastic surgeons have to go through years of extensive training in order to become board certified. We even have specifically separate centers and clinics for cosmetic surgery.⁠


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Procedure Variations and Steps❗️❗️⁠

Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, your plastic surgeon should have a variety of recommendations. Patients should cease smoking, avoid taking any blood thinners, and increase water intake prior to surgery. When it comes to the day of your procedure, there are some important details you should be aware of. First and foremost, there’s anesthesia. This is crucial for your comfort during the procedure. Your surgery requires medications that can include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia depending on your preference. If you’re looking for further procedures to enhance your facelift, many patients consider undergoing various procedures in one session. These may include facial implants, soft tissue augmentation, resurfacing techniques, or wrinkle reduction with injection of fat or fillers.⁠


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What Is Breast Implant Removal?⁠

Breast implant removal is sought by women who would like to return to their natural bust size or have had complications with their implants. During the procedure, Dr. Franckle will remove the implants and—when possible—use the same incisions from the initial breast augmentation to avoid additional scarring.⁠


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While we always hope to keep our prices down, in order to continue providing you with top quality treatment, we need to implement a slight price increase on Botox Cosmetics.⁠

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