Sub-Muscular Breast Implants on Maui
Dr. Yu can place your breast implants underneath the muscle of your chest wall (submuscular placement) or below a layer of the muscle called the muscular fascia (subfascial placement). The submuscular technique can provide more soft tissue coverage over the implant that may provide a more aesthetically pleasing result. However, the muscle does not truly support or hold the implant in place. There are risks and benefits associated with each procedure. Some patients may get a better result with one procedure compared with the other depending on their anatomy, choice of implant size and type. Dr. Yu does not believe that the placement of the implant totally above the muscle and fascia (subglandular placement) is indicated for any patients due to the higher incidence of capsular contracture with this technique. During your consultation, you and Dr. Yu will review these procedures and determine which technique and implant type (saline filled or silicone gel filled) will provide the optimal results for your personal anatomy, goals and lifestyle. Dr. Yu’s experience with this surgery can also help you estimate how long your recovery from surgery will take before you can participate in daily activities. Together you and Dr. Yu will decide the best location for your implants, while minimizing the visibility of any possible scarring.
You may be sore for a few days after your breast augmentation procedure, but soon you will be able to resume your normal activities.