Dual-Plane vs Sub-Fascial Breast Augmentation

At Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures our board-certified plastic surgeons perform. Almost all of our breast augmentation patients have their implants placed uder the muscle rather than over the muscle, allowing us to achieve a natural-looking result. For those patients who choose to have their breast implants placed under the muscle, we offer them the option of choosing dual-plane breast augmentation or sub-fascial breast augmentation.

During your consultation, your surgeon will tailor your procedure to suit your needs, body type and goals. He will discuss implant type, size, and placement in order to help you achieve the results you desire. Our plastic surgeons specialize in creating the best result possible for our patients.

In order to help you understand the difference between dual-plane breast augmentation and subfascial breast augmentation, Dr. Sigalove has provided a brief overview of these two popular breast implant placement procedures.


Dual-plane breast augmentations are a common procedure performed by all plastic surgeons. During this procedure the pectoralis muscle is cut, lifted and an implant is inserted under the muscle.


With sub-fascial breast augmentations, the muscle remains untouched and uncut. Essentially the fascia which is the overlying soft tissue of the pectoralis muscle is gently lifted over the muscle creating a space between the fascia and the muscle. An implant is then inserted between the muscle and the fascia. This procedure is advantageous because it offers little to no downtime, minimal postoperative pain, and no hyper animation deformities because there’s no muscle involvement. Patients who undergo sub-fascial over dual-plane breast augmentation recover overall in half the time. This procedure is great for all women especially those who work and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Very few plastic surgeons offer sub-fascial breast augmentations. Dr. Sigalove is an international authority on sub-fascial breast augmentation, revision and reconstruction.

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Please call (480) 423-1973 or request a consultation with Dr. Sigalove to learn more about sub-fascial breast augmentation.

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