Implant Placement in a Breast Augmentation

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Areas Near Houston & Sugar Land, TX

Customizing your breast augmentation requires a firm sense of your goals and priorities. And it also requires a plastic surgeon with decades of experience helping the women of Houston achieve their aesthetic objectives.

Dr. Michael Eisemann believes in crafting your breast augmentation in a way that meets all of your goals. As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, he is uniquely positioned to do just that.

One of your options during the breast augmentation process will be the placement of your breast implants. While all the available placement options will provide you with a safe, effective augmentation experience, there are advantages and disadvantages to both.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area and you want to discuss your breast augmentation options, please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 713-766-0071 for a consultation.

Your Options

We will discuss your options in more detail in person and provide you with an extensive accounting of the advantages and disadvantages of your options. We will also answer all of your questions and address your concerns.

However, this page will provide some important information about your two placement options: sub-muscular and sub-glandular. When you visit us for your consultation, you will have a solid sense of your choices, which will make your decision easier.

When looking over your options, consider the following:

  • Sub-glandular placement: Dr. Eisemann place your implant beneath the existing breast tissue but above the muscle wall. This offer several advantages, most of which revolve around a more dramatic result. Implant size can be larger with this placement, and you will see more defined cleavage. A sub-muscular placement also reduces recovery time. However, a sub-glandular placement looks less natural and places you at greater risk of implant rippling and capsular contracture.
  • Sub-muscular placement: With this option, Dr. Eisemann will place your implant beneath the pectoral muscle wall. This provides your implant with a firm base of support and reduces the risk of rippling and capsular contracture. The results are more natural, and a sub-muscular placement reduces any possible interference with mammograms. On the other side of the equation, this placement requires greater recovery time and reduces the possible size of the implant.

The key to getting the implant placement that is right for you is to understand your own goals and priorities. Dr. Eisemann is equipped with the experience and skill set to make sure your augmentation experience accords with your needs and objectives.

If you're a Houston, Texas woman and you're considering a breast augmentation, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center. We also welcome patients from across the country who are seeking elite plastic surgery.