Sep 12 2008

I have a friend who has breast implants in front of the muscle. My doctor, however, recommends placement behind the muscle. Which is the best technique?

Approximately 25 years ago, drawing upon experience gained from post-mastectomy breast reconstruction patients, plastic surgeons began placing the implants behind the pectoralis muscles of the chest for cosmetic breast augmentation.  The technique gained popularity, and is now the most commonly used placement for implants, largely because of two advantages:  1) post augmentation mammograms are more reliable, because less breast tissue is obscured when the implant is positioned behind the muscle; and 2) placement behind the muscle lowers the incidence of capsular contracture, a post-surgical hardening of the tissue around the implant, which can make the breast feel undersirably firm.

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Roger J. Oldham, M.D

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