Breast Implant Placement

There are four breast implant placements available. These include over the muscle (subglandular), partially under the pectorial muscle (“partials” or “partial unders), completely under the muscle (“full unders” or “complete unders”), and subfascial, which is placement above the muscle, but beneath the fascia. Each of these placements has their own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Some surgeons do have preferences as to what he or she likes as far as breast implant placements. Click on the links below to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each breast implant placement.

Over the Muscle

Over the Muscle – Breast implants are placed on top of the muscle




Partially Under the MusclePartially Under the Muscle– Breast implants are placed partially beneath the muscle, with the lower portion of the implant being supported by the skin and breast tissues.



Completely Under the MuscleCompletely Under the Muscle – Breast implants are placed beneath the muscle with the lower pole of the breast implant being supported by the fascia and serratus muscles.