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Which Implant Placement Is Best for Me?

Posted March 07, 2016 in Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery

You will make many decisions during your breast augmentation journey that will impact the appearance and quality of your results. Implant type, incision location, and implant placement all work in conjunction with each other to provide you with the aesthetic appearance you desire. Depending on whether you wish for a more natural appearance or a more augmented look, these breast augmentation options play an important role in your end results. Choosing where your implants are placed plays a key role in where your breasts will sit and what sort of appearance they will have.

Subglandular Placement

Subglandular placement inserts the implants into a pocket created under the glandular tissue of the breast but over the pectoral muscle.


  • Creates a high and tight breast appearance
  • Allows for a more natural breast appearance as you walk or contract your chest muscles
  • Can treat mild breast sagging (patients with moderate or severe sagging should consider combining a breast lift with their augmentation)
  • Less pain during recovery


  • Implant edges may be visible in patients with little or thin breast tissue
  • Results in a more noticeably augmented appearance in some women
  • Slightly higher risk of capsular contracture
  • Possibly more visible rippling

Subpectoral Placement

Subpectoral placement inserts the implants into a pocket created under both the glandular tissue and the pectoral muscle.


  • Lower risk of developing capsular contracture
  • Creates a more natural breast slope in women with little upper breast tissue
  • Masks the edge of implants in women with thin breast tissue


  • May result in a longer, more painful recovery period
  • Muscle animation deformity
  • More recovery discomfort

If you are considering undergoing breast augmentation to enhance your appearance, schedule your consultation with Dr. Koch today. Contact our office at (716) 631-1220 or fill out our online contact form here for additional information.