Breast Augmentation in Shreveport, LA: Of Implant Types and Placement

Breast augmentation in Shreveport, LA is a surgical procedure performed to reconstruct the breasts’ fullness, contour, and size using prosthetic devices known as breast implants. Two incision patterns done to place implants may either be a submuscular placement (under the pectoral muscle) or subglandular placement (over the pectoral muscle), the latter is preferred by most plastic surgery practitioners from established centers like Knight and Sanders.

A number of plastic surgeons view implant placement above the muscle to be more beneficial for being able to bring lasting fullness. Implants placed below the pectoral muscle are inclined to sag along with the breast tissue as the patient grows older while subglandular placements tend to appear more natural despite one’s age. Leading plastic surgeons typically use smooth or textured saline implants from Mentor, one of two companies that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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