Not only is breast surgery one Dr. Maercks’s main services at The Maercks Institute; he has also developed advanced techniques in breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. If you’re looking for breast augmentation in Miami, board-certified specialist Dr. Rian Maercks has extensive expertise in the arena of breast procedures.
Options for implant placement
Breast implants can be placed in one of four places, three of which are:
- Between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscles (subglandular placement)
- Between the pectoralis muscle and a strong tissue layer called pectoral fascia (subfascial placement)
- In the subpectoral plane, i.e., beneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular placement)
Although submuscular placement (under the pectoral muscle) is the most commonly selected placement in the United States, it tends to create a widely separated, unnatural-looking “augmented” look to the breasts. Implants placed here tend to bottom out quickly, and patients tend to end up having multiple revisions over the course of their life. The subglandular plane (placement between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscles) tends to have less than satisfactory longevity as well.