Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and staff are located in Scottsdale, AZ offering plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as skin care treatments.

What to Know About Breast Implant Positions

Plastic Surgeon Scottsdale

During your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan, she will discuss all of your options about breast augmentation procedures, including how to best position of the implants. The placement of the implants will help determine how the final results will look.

Breast implants can either be placed either above the pectoralis muscle (subglandular) or below the pectoralis muscle (subpectoral) in each of your breasts. Each placement has its pros and cons. Placing implants over the muscle usually results in decreased pain and recovery time because the muscles were not disrupted. However, this positioning can make the implants look less natural, have a higher incidence of capsular contracture and in those women without ample breast tissue coverage can have higher risk of visible rippling and wrinkling. Placing implants under the muscle usually looks more natural, improves ease of reading mammograms, and decreases risk of rippling and wrinkling in thin patients. The downside of this placement is a longer or more painful recovery and there is the possibility of implant movement or distortion when the pectoralis muscles are flexed. The right position for you depends on many different factors, including your body type and your preferences.

Let our plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan, at Oasis Plastic Surgery help you pick out the best procedure to help you reach your treatment goals. Schedule a consultation today by calling (480) 264-6428.