Subfascial Prepectoral Implant Using the Inframammary Approach

  • Toma T. Mugea


Since the initial use of implants for breast augmentation, surgeons have been looking for a proper plane for the breast augmentation. The orthodox implant plane is submuscular or subglandular. The subglandular plane usually has implant edge visibility, especially in thin women, and causes a high incidence of fibrous capsular contracture. The submuscular plane can lead to implant distortion, a two-peak breast, and a relatively long recovery period. The subfascial placement of breast implants has many of the advantages of the submuscular position without lifting the muscle attachments from the ribs. The subfascial placement is definitely less injurious to the patient than the submuscular procedure; therefore, subfascial breast augmentation can be highly recommended.


Breast Augmentation Breast Implant Capsular Contracture Pectoralis Major Muscle Inframammary Fold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toma T. Mugea
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  1. 1.Plastic and Aesthetic SurgeryOradea Medical UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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