What are Subpectoral Breast Implants?

Watch this video by Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Buffalo, NY as he explains pre and posterior subpectoral breast implants and when they are best implemented.

So the breast implants that get placed could be placed either above the muscle or below the muscle above the muscle. It’s called a pre-pectoral implant, which is basically on top of the pectoralis major muscle. If that implant has to be placed below the muscle, it’s a posterior pectoral implant.

The post-pectoral implants are especially good for those women that are very thin, and we need an extra layer of coverage over the implant. Many implants that are placed can be done above the muscle, which allows for an easier recovery and a much more natural look. But it all depends on which patient condition is that they start with.

Meet Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD, FACS

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specializes in creating a customized approach to looking your best, which may include using multiple modalities which Dr. Shatkin refers to as ‘Combination Rejuvenation’. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989.

His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelift and Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body contouring and Mommy Makeover tummy and Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Injectables.

He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the world to have received the coveted 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Association of Hospitality Sciences and to date, the only Medical Doctor to have received the coveted Buffalo-Niagara Business Ethics Award which he and his team received in 2017.

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