Breast Migration

Breast migration can occur, especially with below muscle implants. In the case shown here, the patient had below muscle implants which migrated upand out-towards the axillae.

Breast Reconstruction

Before surgery, the patient has 325 cc below muscle implants. These implants were placed above the (pectoralis) muscle.

Below muscle implants can migrate, especially in patients who are very physically active (weight lifters).

In this case, the below muscle implants were placed above the muscle-which corrected the problem.

Patients who choose to have below muscle implants should understand that migration can occur. Another problem with below muscle implants is that they can move up and down whenever the pectoralis muscle contracts.