Inframammary fold (IMF) approach to subpectoral breast augmentation

Urmen Desai, Wrood Kassira

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Breast augmentation is the most common aesthetic surgical procedure performed in the United States ( Because of this, adequate preoperative surgical planning, mastery of the intraoperative surgical technique, thorough postoperative care, and ability to recognize potential postoperative complications are vital. In order to address patient goals and expectations, a discussion with your patient regarding the type of implant (silicone vs. saline, smooth vs. textured, anatomic vs. round), location of incision (inframammary, periareolar, transaxillary, transumbilical), and location of implant pocket (subfascial, subglandular, submuscular, subpectoral with dual plane I, II, or III) should take place. Thorough preoperative planning and patient education are essential for an ideal aesthetic result and patient satisfaction (Adams, Plast Reconstr Surg 122:1892-1900, 2008).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Augmentation
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast implant
  • Breast prosthesis
  • Inframammary fold (IMF)
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mammary hypoplasia
  • Micromastia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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