What is Dual Plane Technique For Breast Augmentation?

Have  you been recommended to have a Dual Plane Breast Augmentation?
If you have, don’t freak out! It is becoming more common with Plastic Surgeons to recommend this technique be used when performing Breast Augmentation.

If you are researching or contemplating having Breast implant surgery there are many other decisions that you need to consider when you choose to have Breast Augmentation surgery, a lot more than you think. The question of whether to place the implant under the muscle, partial or over is the subject of much debate, with confusion and misinformation in every direction. Suffice it to say that there is no single best method that applies to every patient.

dual plane Breast Implant Placement Options

Breast Implant Placement Options

Until recently we knew of only Two techniques of breast augmentation in Thailand, the sub-glandular and sub-muscular implant placement techniques. Now we hear about Dual Implant placement, which is a combination of sub-glandular and sub-muscular.

Thailand Surgeons are now combining the advantages from both sub-glandular and sub-muscular placement, dual plane breast augmentation provides a slight breast lift and a natural breast appearance. Because no technique is perfect and has its advantages and disadvantages, each new technique is launched in order to offer something new.

Each of the implant pocket locations has specific benefits and indications, but each also has unique tradeoffs in specific breast types

Dual Plane Breast Implant Placement for Breast Augmentation client presents  a technique that allow two pocket planes (dual plane) to be developed in a single patient, adjusting the implant and tissue relationships to ensure adequate soft-tissue coverage while optimizing implant–soft-tissue dynamics, to offer increased benefits and fewer tradeoffs compared with a single pocket location in a wide range of breast types.

It is best if you look at the image on the below. Here you will see the above part of the breast implant is covered by the pectoralis major muscle and the lower part of the muscle fascia (a thin tissue that covers the muscle)

Dual Plane Breast Augmentation

Dual Plane

How Dual Plane Implant Placement Works
During a dual plane breast augmentation, the pectoralis major muscle is released onto two planes. First, the bottom of the muscle is released from the chest wall; next, the overlying breast tissue is partially released from the muscle. This allows the top portion of the implant to be covered by both breast tissue and pectoral muscle while the remainder of the implant is covered by breast tissue only.

The exact degree to which the muscle is released from the breast tissue is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals. The fact that the dual plane technique can be adjusted to achieve optimal implant placement for each individual makes it a superior choice for most Thailand breast augmentation patients.

Why Should I have a Dual Plane technique when I have my Breast Augmentation?

  1. Fewer complications, such as the formation of capsular contracture. A complication that concerns 1-20% of women who have been submitted to breast augmentation surgery. By placing the implant below the muscle and the fascia you can minimise the implant’s contact with the mammary gland. This is a maneuver that can possibly minimise the formation of capsular contracture.
  2. A natural result particular for thin patients with very small breasts. This can be achieved as the upper part of the implant is then covered by the muscle.3. The possibility of implant dropping is reduced. The muscle and fascia secure the implant and keep it in the right position.4. You will avoid malformations to the implant due to the strength exercised by the pectoralis major (as is the case in the submuscular technique). The so-called “open breast” abnormality.5. The possibility of palpating the implant’s borders is reduced.6. No wrinkles are formed on the upper part of the body.

How Does a The Surgeon Determine which Breast Implant Placement is tight for me?

Final determination of what implant position is best for each patient must follow a complete evaluation of several factors:

  • The patient’s individual anatomy, inc: thickness of tissues and the degree  of sway in breast
  • The patient’s desire regarding volume increase
  • The patient’s lifestyle, inc: the exercise routine
  • The patient’s personal history of breast disease

Will it cost me more to have the Dual Plane technique?
In most situations, you will be charged slightly more when you choose to have a Dual Plane Breast Augmentation over a having your implant placement under or over the muscle. As explained above there is a lot more involved to ensure a positive outcome in creating not one but two implant pockets.

In Thailand, a Breast Augmentation with the implant placed either above or behind the cost would be approx $4000 AUD and if choosing to have a Dual Plane Augmentation you can expect to pay $200-300 more.

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