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Which Breast Implant Placement would give a More Natural Appearance?

When getting breast implants, what would give a more natural appearance - going under or over the muscle?

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Your body is the key

In my San Francisco practice most of my patients have implants placed under the muscle. Creating a natural looking augmentation has many factors, all of which need to be addressed. Some of these include (in order of typical importance): Implant size Implant shape (high profile, moderate profile, low profile) Implant position (over, under the muscle) Implant material Incision placement Your plastic surgeon should assess many factors including: your desired outcome and size breast volume skin excess breast diameter skin quality chest wall asymmetries All of these (and more!) must be considered in creating a natural looking breast augmentation that will meet your expectations. I hope this helps! Steven Williams, MD

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