Subglandular Breast Implants Dallas
Subglandular placement of implants involves the placement of implants between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscles. This can also be called the submammary approach or the retroglandular approach.
Different Implant Positions
Breast augmentation is an improvement to the breast size through the insertion of breast implants. Today’s modern implants are silicone shells filled with either saline, the same sterile saline solution found in IV bags, or filled with silicone gel, which can be of varying density. The implants are placed in a position either between the pectoral muscle and the glandular tissue, known as the subglandular approach or beneath the pectoralis major muscle, known as the submuscular approach.
Placement: Subglandular Breast Implants
Subglandular placement of implants involves the placement of implants between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscles. This can also be called the submammary approach or the retroglandular approach. This approach is the original approach utilized by my senior professor, Dr. Cronin, in Houston when breast implants were first invented. While technically easy and perhaps a little easier from a recovery standpoint, this approach is favored in my practice in about 20-25 percent of patients, principally those who have more sag than is easily managed through the submuscular approach, or a misshapen nature of the breast tissue, per sé. Those with very dense, narrow breasts and those with saggier breasts that can still be corrected with implants alone, generally will do better with a subglandular breast implant. This is a matter that must be discussed during the course of consultation and is impossible to adequately cover in a couple of paragraphs. There are trade-offs with both approaches, and certainly the subglandular approach has its place for many women.
Subglandular Breast Implants with Dr. Wallace
We look forward to discussing this with you in detail during your consultation and coming up with a customized plan best suited to your anatomy and goals. Our North Dallas office is just north of Addison, conveniently located right off the North Dallas Tollway.