safer and less painful: subfascial technique for breast augmentation

Written by: Dr. Jaume Serra Janer
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

There is a new technique for breast augmentation: the subfascial technique. With this intervention the silicone gel prosthesis is placed between the muscle and fascia, a sheet covering the muscle. The results: a more natural breast with a less painful postoperative and minor injuries.

In the sixteenth century anatomists and described as laminar fascia overlying the muscle structure.In the case of breasts, it is a sheet of very thin but resistant skin covering the breast muscle. The advance provided by the technique known as subfascial is fully respecting the female anatomy, so the breast surgical damage is minimal.

In the following illustrations you can see the location of the fascia and the pectoralis muscle:


Postoperative less painful and more natural result: subfascial technique for breast augmentation

Experts in plastic, cosmetic and restorative that began to apply this technique noted that placing the prosthesis silicone gel between the muscle and fascia, not injure the muscle, the results were more natural. It also was less postoperative pain, less swelling and inflammation, as well as a speedy recovery and return to work.

Difference between the subfascial breast augmentation technique and other

Other breast augmentation techniques, used until now, were designed in the sixties, and consisted of the placement of silicone gel prosthesis in the submuscular space or Subglandular. These techniques involve injury to the patient muscle structures: tear, rupture or detachment of the pectoralis muscle and ligament injury that hold the breast.It also was well known postoperative pain suffered by patients with these techniques: pain when moving the arms because they had injured muscle or uncomfortable drains were obliged to wear during day. Undoubtedly, the techniques were more aggressive then.


Advantages of the subfascial technique

The advantages of subfascial technique over other techniques are many:- Is Painless- No bleeding- No drains- The upper displacement of the implant is avoided- The deformity caused by contractures of the pectoral muscle is avoided- Quick Recovery- Mobilizing arms immediately


Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Jaume Serra Janer

By Dr. Jaume Serra Janer
Plastic surgery

Dr. Serra Janer is a renowned specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery and aesthetics. He graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Barcelona, ​​specializing via MIR by the Ramon y Cajal Hospital in Madrid. It is considered the biggest driver in Spain of the subfascial technique for breast augmentation with implants with silicone gel ultracohesivo and one of the experts in repairing the consequences caused by the submuscular breast augmentation in our country. It is part of the group of Spanish surgeons who advocate eradicate submuscular breast augmentation technique for the consequences it causes. He is currently the director of the unit of plastic surgery and subfascial breast augmentation and have your query in the Nisa Hospital Virgen del Consuelo of Valencia. It is popularly known for reporting the irregularities that occurred in Dermoestética Corporation and that this had to admit to the Health Department Valencia. Also for being the first surgeon who reported the fraud PIP (type of breast prostheses) to health authorities, as well as being a pioneer in applying in Spain the FDA protocol for screening of lymphoma Anaplastic large cell and, above all, to create the Philanthropy program helps patients affected by PIP.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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