Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery
Subfascial breast augmentation is a unique breast enhancement procedure offered by Brandon Plastic Surgery in the Tampa Bay Area. The procedure places breast implants beneath the muscular fascia – the fibrous tissue layer which covers the chest muscles. This technique has many distinct advantages over traditional breast augmentation.
Full and natural results are immediately apparent without waiting for the muscle to relax and the implants to drop and settle. Because the implants are not bound down and flattened by the muscle there is enhanced cleavage and greater breast projection. The results are instant without the need for constrictive ace wraps message or implant displacement exercises.
Sub-fascial implants are instantly in the correct position. There is no need for a constrictive breast strap or band to keep the implants from riding up. This initial high-riding appearance, of Sub muscular placement, is the result of the implants being held and restrained by the muscle, this often takes weeks or months to completely settle out. With the Subfascial technique, there is no waiting for the muscle to relax and the implants to settle into their final position.
Sub-fascial augmentation has minimal pain as compared to the submuscular technique which requires, elevation, cauterization and stretching of the muscle fibers of the rib cage. This muscle manipulation produces painful and distorting muscle spasms. The Sub-fascial technique does not involve muscle manipulation and requires no intubation. narcotics or opioids. Many of our Lakeland Fl patients report that any post op discomfort is typically controlled by Tylenol alone.
Sub-facial requires a delicate dissection of the firm fibrous layer covering the chest musculature. Because there is no muscular injury or displacement the procedure is far less invasive. and painful. Full recovery from submuscular breast augmentation usually takes between three and nine weeks. With a Sub-fascial breast augmentation, many of our Riverview Fl patients are able to resume arm movements after 1-2 days.
With the Sub-muscular approach, the strong muscle insertion to the breast bone (sternum) limits the ability to place the implants close together and achieve maximum cleavage. This same tight musculature also flattens and displaces the breast implants laterally toward the armpit. . The Sub facial technique allows for immediate full projection and optimum cleavage as there are no restrictive muscle fibers to flatten the implant.
Several long-term studies have shown that Subfascial breast augmentation appears to have an extremely low capsular contracture rate. This procedure does not violate the breast ducts, which may be the reason why the capsular contraction rates are lower than sub glandular breast augmentation.: Subfascial breast augmentation provides the benefits of low contracture rates while avoiding the discomfort and animation deformities of submuscular augmentation.
Because the implants are placed under the fascia (and not the constantly contracting and moving pectoralis musculature) there is no active implant displacement, superior migration, or asymmetrical muscular distortion. Gone are the embarrassing deformities and visible implant movements seen with upper body workouts and chest exercises
Unlike traditional breast augmentation, Sub-fascial augmentation does not require general anesthesia with intubation. Our Subfascial breast augmentations are performed under IV twilight sedation with a board-certified MD anesthesiologist in our ultra-modern state-accredited surgical facility located in Brandon Florida.
Over time submuscular augmentations develop many muscle contraction–induced deformities including varying degrees of malposition, lateral migration, widened cleavage, upward high-riding implant displacement, asymmetrical shapes, muscle tension lines, and contour irregularities. Unsightly animation deformities are most severe in patients who exercise regularly and have strong, chest musculature. Many patients are never informed of this possibility preoperatively and assume this to be an inevitable result. of having breast implants. In our experience, there is a high likelihood that a future operation will be necessary to correct the implant displacement and malposition associated with all subpectoral augmentations.
The sub-fascial augmentation with its internal bra-like support is our most popular breast procedure in the entire Tampa Bay region. This is due to its natural & immediate results minimal discomfort and rapid recovery. , Each patient however must be individually evaluated to determine if the sub-fascial approach is the correct technique for their unique anatomy. A detailed evaluation and assessment by our surgeons are critical to ensure that this unique procedure is your most appropriate and beneficial breast enhancement option.