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Jacksonville Breast Implant Location

Serving Patients in Jacksonville, Florida

Above or Under the Muscle

Many women and their plastic surgeons face the decision of whether to place breast implants above or under the muscle. We have outlined a few of the differences between the two options for your breast augmentation surgery.

Subpectoral Breast Augmentation

Under the Muscle or Subpectoral Breast Augmentation

  • Saline breast implants have more flexibility with their fill volume than silicone breast implants
  • There is less pressure to the overlying breast tissue when the breast implants are placed under the muscle
  • Breast Augmentation under the muscle is the most common technique with excellent results and track record
  • Breast Implants under the muscle can have implant distortion when contracting the pectoralis muscle in women who are muscular


Subglandular Breast AugmentationAbove the Muscle or Subglandular Breast Augmentation

  • Placement of an implant above the muscle can create more upper pole fullness and cleavage
  • Patients with deflated breasts after pregnancy or breast ptosis / sagging can sometimes avoid a breast lift if the implant is partially or completely placed above the muscle
  • Breast Implant rippling or wrinkling can be more pronounced if the implant is placed above the muscle
  • Patients must have an adequate amount of breast tissue to be a candidate for subglandular breast augmentation surgery
  • Placing large implants above the muscle can cause loss of volume to your native breast over time and may eventually require you to have revision surgery, including a breast lift

Why wait to have the fuller breasts you have always dream about, contact us today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation with our team at (904)-262-3372. To learn more about our practice and other cosmetic surgery procedures, visit

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Florida Plastic Surgery Group
14546 Old St. Augustine Rd. #407 | Jacksonville, FL 32258
(904)262-DESAI (3372)

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