Portsmouth, NH – Dr. Lawrence Gray of Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center reports that he has many years of success in using the sub-muscular method for performing breast augmentation. Dr. Gray commented recently on an article seen in the August 2013 issue of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. “The method, described in “Triple-Plane Technique for Breast Augmentation:Solving Animation Deformities” for correction of specific problems sometimes seen after breast augmentation is a very useful technique.

“It’s an interesting modification of the under – the-muscle practice of breast enhancement, which is the technique I have used for many years. The triple plane technique can correct animation or movement of the implant which is caused by muscle contraction. Previously, patients with this rare problem had to have their breast implant relocated within the same breast, which created a higher risk of wrinkling, rippling, palpability and implant migration, especially in thin patients. The triple plane technique corrects this problem and keeps the implant in the sub-muscular pocket.”

The article describes a modification referred to as a “triple plane” technique for solving animation deformation or the movement of the implant by muscle contraction, a very rare event. Movement or shifting of the implant has only been a very rare problem for me with the sub-muscular technique. In the handful of patients to whom this has taken place, the triple plane technique is a very good choice for correction of the problem. In these very rare cases, the implant can move when the patient has engaged in activities such as working out at the gym. The triple plane technique is then a highly useful tool for a plastic surgeon to have for a quick and lasting correction.

Breast augmentation, using the sub-muscular technique for saline, silicone, gel or shaped implants, remains highly successful in giving the patient natural looking results they desire. The over-the muscle method tends to tends to sag, have a higher rate of capsular contraction, a higher tendency to ripple and not give a natural looking appearance. In my opinion, the under the muscle technique remains the best choice by far, states Dr. Gray. Visit our website at atlanticplasticsurg.com to read more about breast augmentation, no drains or for more information, call Atlantic Plastic surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire. Dr. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and will be fully certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine in September 2011. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments. He is a national trainer for Allergan™. Dr. Brannon Claytoris board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.

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