Breast Implant Placement

Breast Implant Placement

Breast Implant Placement – Under or Over?

Breast Implant Placement under or over, is a question we are asked often.
The first problem is that there is no best answer for any one person. Each person’s own physical attributes and physique determine which method is best for them. The solution is hence to look for an experienced and skilful Phuket plastic surgeon who can give the best recommendation for your needs.

How The Surgeon Determines Placement

Final determination of what implant position is best for each patient must follow a complete evaluation of several factors:

  • Individual anatomy, inc: thickness of tissues and the degree  of sway in breast
  • Desire regarding volume increase
  • lifestyle, inc: the exercise routine
  • The patient’s personal history of breast disease

After evaluation patients can an appropriate decision on breast implant placement. A patient’s decision may be influenced by the above factors which can discuss during your consultation with your surgeon in Thailand.


Breast implant placement

The sub-glandular technique, also known as over the muscle placement, places the implants between the breast tissue and the chest muscle.

The sub-fascial technique involves elevating the layer covering the outer surface of the chest muscle and placing the breast implants in the space created.

The sub-muscular techniqueunder the muscle placement, means placement of the implant below the pectoralis major chest muscle.

The dual-plane technique involves both the sub-muscular and sub-glandular techniques. The upper part of the breast implant is sub-muscular meaning it is placed in a pocket underneath the chest muscle, while the lower part of the implant is covered only by the breast tissue.

Pros- and Cons

On our Breast Implant choices page, we have detailed information. The breast implant choices page includes further knowledge on placement, size, Shape, Profile and incisions.