Dual plane breast augmentation is one of the many options available for patients undergoing breast augmentation surgery. This procedure offers significant benefits for patients with specific anatomic findings and aesthetic goals.
It’s not unusual for plastic surgeons to encounter patients who have breast hypoplasia associated with mild breast sag. These patients want larger breasts but don’t want the scarring that’s frequently seen with breast lift surgery.
Under these circumstances, dual plane breast augmentation offers significant advantages. This procedure creates a pocket beneath the pectoralis muscle as well as a separation between the muscle and the overlying breast tissue. This results in the implant having muscle coverage superiorly and breast tissue covering the implant inferiorly.
This configuration allows the breast tissue to cover the implants in a more natural way. It avoids the need for a breast lift and avoids a snoop dog or double bubble deformity. In addition the patient continues to have the advantages of sub muscular implant placement including a decreased risk of capsular contracture.
If you’re considering breast augmentation and have mild breast sag, you may be an excellent candidate for this procedure. Under these circumstances it’s important to discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon.