Post-surgery it does take
a little longer for the implant to drop and settle than with
muscle placement, so often the first few months the implant
placement can look quite high.
If you have Ptosis (sag) of your breasts pre-surgery
this placement may have to be performed
with a lift to avoid the implant sitting high and the skin
This placement makes performing a mammography
easier, as the implant is separated from
the breast tissue by the muscle. Many surgeons consider this
placement to lessen the risk of
capsular contracture, others disagree.
*This technique can sometimes be referred
to as 'partial' unders and seems to be the most
common technique performed here in Canada. Some surgeons perform
where the implant is also covered at the bottom by the serratus
anterior muscle and anterior
rectus abdominus fascia. There are various opinions on this
placement depending on which
surgeon you talk to....some say this placement invlolves "unnatural"
dissection of the breast and
the implant sits too high. Others use this technique and think
it provides better support.