• Location of implants

    • Breast Augmentation
    • Location of implants
Under pectoral muscle(pectoralis major muscle)
  • Generally, it is recommended for Korean women who have poor breast tissue.
    There is a lower probability that the boundary of implants will be visible and of capsular contracture, and has a good natural feeling.
    In addition, it does not hinder breast cancer screening.
    However, there is the possibility that implants may become displaced as time passes, and implants may become twisted when breast muscles shrink.
Between pectoral muscle (pectoralis major muscle) and breast tissue
  • This location is preferred on patients who have a lot of existing breast tissue or developed breast muscles.
    By placing the implants above the muscle, it is easier to create cleavage in the upper breast area. In contrast , by placing the implants under the breast muscle, it could cause the implants to push on the upper part or outer part of the breasts as time passes. It has fewer possibilities in case of putting above on the muscle .
    However, in cases where the patient has a thin physique or lack of breast tissue, the outline of implants would be visible, leaving evidence of breast surgery and an unnatural look. The primary disadvantage is that this location creates more complications in breast cancer screening than putting the implants under the breast muscle.

Subfascial implant interposition
  • This method was developed recently and places implants under the fascia around the breast muscle.
    It reduces risk of capsular contracture which is the most worried about complication in breast augmentation surgery. It also reduces the risk of implants moving upward or outward due to shrinking of the breast muscle, which could occur when putting implants under the muscle. In addition, it is a good method to rectify slightly sagging breasts due to childbirth or breast feeding.
    However, this method can only be performed on patients with a certain degree of breast tissue.