One thing that you should be aware of if you are planning to undergo the breast augmentation procedure is the possible complications that you might get. Know that some complications are inevitable because they are part of the healing process. Breast augmentation is one of the commonly performed procedures and its popularity is well-known in the United States. In this procedure, the surgeon can put the implant in any anatomical area where the implant can be possibly placed.
The implant can be placed under or above the muscle, depending on the aesthetic needs of the patient. However, most surgeons prefer putting the implant under the muscle because it is the best anatomical place for a foreign body like a silicone breast implant. It provides good coverage and helps prevent aesthetic complications. If the implant is in a partial submuscular plane and there is a certain amount of animation deformity, it may be a result of inferior attachment of the pectoralis major muscle. Why does this happen? This is simply because a capsule has been formed around the implant. This issue can be solved by cutting the scar and releasing the implant from the surrounding scar formation.
Animation deformities are graded in various ways. One of the best ways to prevent an animation deformity is to place the implant above the muscle. However, there is a benefit in placing the implant under the muscle. This includes an improved upper-pole soft tissue coverage, camouflage in thin patients, and less visible rippling. All of these are worth the risk of animation deformity. Breast augmentation can do wonders for a patient, but in reality, you also need to accept the risk of rare complications and their consequences. If you develop an animation deformity, you can undergo a revision surgery to correct the said imperfection.