Do breast implants look better under or over the muscle?

The under the muscle or submuscular approach involves placing the implants below the chest muscle. This is usually a good option for women with little native breast tissue, as the muscle offers greater coverage. The results tend to look more natural than breasts that are placed above the muscle.

Can implants ripple under the muscle?

A fully under-the-muscle implant placement puts more natural tissues between the implant and your skin, reducing the chance of visible implant rippling (in contrast with subglandular, or above-the-muscle, placement).

Is it normal to have rippling in breast implants?

Rippling is one of the more common side effects of breast augmentation. Breast implants are malleable so that they look and feel more natural in the breasts. However, this malleability means that they can also ripple. Visible rippling is less common than rippling that you can feel but not see.

How do I know if my implants are under the muscle?

There is a simple test for this. If you place your hands on your hips and press inwards this contracts the muscle of your chest. If the implants are behind the muscle the top of the implant will flatten. If they are over the muscle the breast implants will not flatten because they are not being squeezed by the muscle.

Will rippling go away after breast augmentation?

Unfortunately, no amount of massaging, exercising or skin products can get rid of rippling. And in most cases, revision surgery might be required.

Do implants under the muscle look smaller?

A common misconception many women have is that breast implants placed under the pectoralis major muscle will get bigger once they drop and settle. The truth is that they won’t, implants don’t change size. They do however change size because you eventually lose the post-surgery inflammation and swelling.

Does implant rippling go away?

Does rippling get worse?

Does Breast Implant Rippling Get Worse? It’s not uncommon for a breast implant to ripple, but it’s not always visible on the skin. If you have little tissue covering the implants, it’s unlikely that your breast implant rippling will go away on its own.

Do breast implants look smaller under the muscle?