Breast Implant Position: Above or Below the Muscle?The purpose of this post is to educate patients in their choice of breast implant position as it relates the pectoralis major music during a breast augmentation.
Pectoralis Major Anatomy
The pectoralis major muscle is a fan-shaped muscle that partially spans the chest wall. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female. Often the pectoral muscle is referred to as "pecs,” the "pectoral muscle" or "chest muscle.”