“Flexing Moves My Implant”
On occasion I have a patient who tells me that their implant moves around and looks funny when they flex their chest muscle. They forget that the implant is under the muscle and is naturally pressed by the pectoralis major muscle when it is flexed.
The muscle temporarily compresses the implant a little bit, causing the implant to move around and develop a momentary crease across it. This completely resolves when the active contraction of the muscle ends.
Since we are only talking about the small span of time- such as those isolated incidents when flexing nude in front of the mirror- the significant upside of having the implant underneath the muscle outweighs this small concern. The major benefits include a smoother appearance, improved visibility during mammogram and reduction in the risk of a tight contracture development.
As always, we welcome questions about any procedure that we perform and are happy to educate all patients regarding our recommendations and the best possible outcome that they can achieve.