What is Subfascial Breast Augmentation?

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Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures over the last few decades, but patients had very few options to choose from in the past. Other than deciding what type of material they wanted to use, they couldn’t personalize the procedure to fit their own needs. That has all changed in recent years with the development of subfascial breast augmentation. While this particular style of surgery is not right for everyone, it might be just what you need to reach your cosmetic goals.

Traditional Implants

In the past, almost all breast augmentations were submuscular or intramuscular procedures. During those surgeries, the implant itself is placed directly under the pectoral muscle. While this type of surgery is extremely effective, it also has quite a few drawbacks.

The Development of Subfascial Breast Augmentation

This particular type of procedure still uses saline or silicone implants, but the pouches are placed in slightly different positions. Directly below the skin is a thin layer of connective tissue known as the fascia. This soft tissue holds veins in place and acts as a lubricant between the skin and muscles. Instead of placing the implants below the muscles themselves, the surgeon will put them in the small pocket between the fascia and the pectoral muscle.

Why Subfascial Breast Augmentation?

There are a few different reasons why you might want to consider getting subfascial implants instead of intramuscular implants. One of the biggest benefits of the subfascial procedure is that the soft tissue doesn’t need to be moved very far. While women must still spend some time recovering from their surgeries, they can typically get back to their regular daily habits much quicker. These implants are also a great option for women who don’t want to have their breasts pushed up by the implants.

Get All the Facts from Our Surgeon

If you have recently decided that breast augmentation might be right for you, schedule a consultation at Clinique of Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute to learn more about subfascial breast implants. Dr. Drehsen would be happy to walk you through the procedure and determine if it is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in St. Petersburg.

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