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Is Breast Augmentation Done Above or Below the Muscle?

As a woman, you know that breasts are an important part of your body. When you’re pleased with their appearance, you’re likely to feel feminine and confident. In the event you’re unhappy with the look of your breasts, however, you may feel insecure. 

If you’d like to improve the size and shape of your breasts, breast augmentation surgery may be a great option. It can help you restore volume that you may have lost after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or extreme weight loss through naturally placed implants.

One of the most common questions Dr. Gonyon receives from prospective breast augmentation patients is “Is the procedure done above or below the muscle?” Read on to find out.

What to Expect From Breast Augmentation

During breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Gonyon will use the ideal implant and incisions for your particular breasts and goals to ensure you’re left with beautiful, perky results. Most of the time, he’ll insert the implants through the crease below your breast fold. He’ll place your implants behind the breast tissue or under the muscle. 

Below Muscle Breast Implants

With below muscle breast implants, Dr. Gonyon can ensure that more of your muscle covers the implant. Due to the fact that the layer of muscle disguises the implant, you’ll be able to enjoy a more natural appearance. 

Also, Dr. Gonyon prefers below muscle breast implants because they can reduce your risk of capsular contracture, a condition that may arise if scar tissue develops around the implants and tightens and squeezes it.

Consultations Available Now 

Take the first step.  Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with Dr. Gonyon at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Above Muscle Breast Implants

Although below the muscle breast implants are more common, above muscle implants are necessary in some cases. In the event you are very active and spend a lot of time weightlifting or bodybuilding, for example, above muscle breast implants may be the way to go. If you’re facing minimal ptosis or postpartum deflation, this technique may be ideal as well.

Patient Reviews

*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Gonyon and his staff are amazing! From start to finish they are there every step of the way. He provides exceptional services and really makes you feel like an individual and your best self. I would, and have, recommend them over and over again!*

- R C

I had a great experience with Dr. Gonyon and his team. Dr. Gonyon always has time to answer all my questions and concerns. You can tell he really loves what he does. I am so happy with my results and would recommend Dr. Gonyon to everyone.*

- C J

Take the Next Step

If you have any questions about breast augmentation or are wondering if you’re a good candidate for it, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Johnstown, COtoday. You can count on our team to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (970) 624-7979 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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