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Achieve Natural-Looking Implants With Subpectoral Breast Augmentation

beautiful girl with a beautiful bodyImplant placement is one of the many crucial decisions involved in the breast augmentation journey. You can choose to have your breast implants placed either underneath just the breast tissue (subglandular) or underneath the breast tissue and pectoral muscles (subpectoral). Whatever you decide will affect not only the look of your new breasts, but it will also affect your recovery time and the likelihood of experiencing specific issues after your surgery.

Pros and Cons of Subpectoral Breast Augmentation

Women who have thin or meager existing breast tissue who want a more natural-looking bust may wish to consider subpectoral breast augmentation for several reasons. This implant placement may also reduce the risk of various post-op problems.


  • Lower risk of implant distortion
  • Reduced chance of capsular contracture
  • Natural upper breast slope
  • Conceals the edges of the implant
  • Less visibility of implant rippling


  • Longer recovery period
  • More post-op discomfort
  • Possibility of pectoral muscle contraction

The Bottom Line

Subpectoral breast augmentation may be slightly more uncomfortable than subglandular placement just after surgery, but most patients who choose this implant placement option enjoy a more natural breast enhancement with fewer overall complications. To determine which implant placement can produce the look you desire, your board-certified surgeon will evaluate your needs and anatomy during your personal consultation.