Breast Implant Placement

Serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County & nearby areas of Tennessee

The placement of your breast implant will help determine the final aesthetics of your breast augmentation procedure. Some plastic surgeons offer breast implant placement above the muscles in your chest. This placement, known as subglandular, is an options that can be considered in certain circumstances. Knowing this, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto can discuss this with you during your consultation.

Submuscular placement of breast implants hides the implants underneath the muscles in your chest. This placement option is ideal for both types of breast implants as it conceals the implant and increases the natural aesthetic of your procedure. The surgical time and breast augmentation recovery period for submuscular implants is slightly longer. However, this is easily offset by the exceptional results this placement option offers.

Benefits of Submuscular Breast Implant Placement

One of the primary benefits of submuscular implant placement is that it reduces your risk for capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is a condition in which scar tissue forms around the implant making it appear hard and unnatural. Capsular contracture can also be very painful and requires revision implant surgery to reduce pain and improve appearance.

In addition to reducing your risk for capsular contracture, submuscular placement offers benefits including:

  • Reduced risk of rippling and wrinkling
  • Reduced visibility of the implants
  • More natural looking and feeling results
  • Less interference with mammograms
  • Less interference with future breast feeding

Submuscular placement has long been the only option for women with smaller breasts and insufficient breast tissue to cover an implant. Due to the multiple benefits of this placement option, Dr. Kleto has found that it is ideal for most women no matter what their natural breast size prior to surgery.

Dr. Kleto is passionate about his work and equally compassionate to the needs of all of his patients. He will work with you on an individual basis, helping to ensure the results of your breast augmentation provide you with the natural looking, aesthetically superior results you deserve.

If you are interested in learning more about your breast implant placement options in Knoxville or Sevierville, Tennessee, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule an initial consultation today. Dr. Kleto offers breast augmentation for women throughout Knox County. 

Local 865.366.4755Toll Free 877.907.0747

Cross Park Professional Building

9123 Cross Park Dr - Suite 100

Knoxville, TN 37923

Sevierville Office, LeConte Medical Center

744 Middle Creek Rd - Suite 200

Sevierville, TN 37862