Should You Choose Breast Implants Under the Muscle?

by | Mar 19, 2021 | Plastic Surgeon Feature

Deciding to receive breast implants is a very individual decision. It’s all about your personal preferences and how you want to look after breast augmentation surgery. What type of breast implant will help you accomplish your goals? Is there a certain size that will compliment your body shape? Are breast implants under the muscle the best placement option? At Watterson Plastic Surgery, Dr. Paul Watterson takes the time to answer these questions and more to ensure you achieve the best results possible catered to your specific desires.

It’s All About You!

The Watterson Plastic Surgery website explains how breast augmentation surgery comes with a lot of choices: “Breast augmentation with Salt Lake City plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Watterson involves many decisions prior to your actual surgery. You’ll decide the type of implants, the size and projection of those implants, the incision location, and if you want the implants placed above or below the pectoral muscle.” Dr. Watterson understands that no two women are alike. He works hard to get to know his patients and discover what is important to them. He wants every one of his patients to feel listened to and heard. His thorough consultation process will help you feel confident in your decision and ready to undergo this life-changing surgery.

The Right Size of Breast Implant

Breast implants come in a huge range of sizes. Dr. Watterson says:

“I like to use several methods to determine breast implant size, shape and projection. First and foremost is your communication to me at our consult. I couple that with photos that you have selected or bring to help communicate your desired outcome. I will also take measurements to determine what size would fit your torso and chest wall. Lastly, and very importantly I will try sizers out in the operating room to determine the final size, shape and projection of the implant.”

A RealSelf review by MomOfTheTwins further describes how Dr. Watterson helps his patients figure out this critical component of the breast augmentation process:

“I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor and experience! Dr. Watterson helped me select just the right options to meet my specific preferences and needs. I am extremely pleased with the results. It was also really helpful to see the 3D body scan images to ‘try on’ various sizes and shapes before making my decisions. My only regret was waiting as long as I did to pursue the initial consultation and ultimately the surgery.”

Breast Implants Under the Muscle Placement

Dr. Watterson feels patient education is extremely important. While many women may not know that inserting breast implants under the muscle is a placement possibility, he is willing to discuss and educate his patients about such options. He also values technology and making sure his practice remains up-to-date. In fact, Dr. Watterson is part of a select group of board-certified plastic surgeons eligible to offer the very latest in breast implant technology. At Watterson Plastic Surgery, women can pick from unstructured saline implants, silicone gel implants, or IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. Furthermore, Dr. Watterson was recently named an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon for his extensive experience with this new type of breast implant.


As described on the IDEAL IMPLANT website: “There’s a reason that more women are choosing IDEAL IMPLANT for breast augmentation procedures. Beautiful, natural results are combined with lower rupture and capsule contracture risk, instant rupture detection without an MRI, and the peace of mind of only saline inside—which is safely absorbed by the body in case of rupture.”

But what makes the IDEAL IMPLANT different from unstructured saline implants and silicone gel implants, and can you place these breast implants under the muscle? “The unique design of the IDEAL IMPLANT is what gives it a natural feel and youthful look, without using silicone gel. It has a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the saline. It is made with standard implant materials, yet uses an advanced internal structure to control movement of the saline and support the implant edges to reduce collapse and wrinkling.”

For some women, the possibility of a “silent rupture” with silicone gel implants is a worrisome risk: “Ruptures of silicone gel implants are silent – looking in the mirror does not tell you if your implants are intact or ruptured. FDA recommends an MRI or ultrasound scan every two to three years for detection. With IDEAL IMPLANT, you know your implants are intact by simply glancing in the mirror. Rupture is easily detected and the saline is safely absorbed by the body.”

Want to learn more about this new, innovative type of breast implant? Dr. Watterson provides an in-depth outline of his work with IDEAL IMPLANTS on his website, including before and after images.

Patient Reviews About Dr. Watterson

While it is essential to be informed about your breast augmentation options, it is equally important to select a plastic surgeon that has the experience and skills to be able to accomplish the results you desire. Dr. Watterson is not only known for his kind personality, but his careful techniques and attention to detail.

“Dr. Watterson is one of the sweetest and most caring doctors I have ever met. He has a very gentle manner and genuinely cares about his patients. He called me a few times just because he remembered something he wanted to tell me and to make sure I didn’t have any questions! Great Doctor, Great Experience, Great Results!!” –RealSelf review by HokiePokie

“Dr. Watterson and his team will take great care of you and explain everything. I always had a great experience from my initial consultation to my post op visits . . . Dr. Watterson is really patient and takes the time to explain the different types of implants, the procedure, and what size would be best for your body and frame . . . My incisions healed great and you can barely see them. If this is something you have been wanting to do for yourself—DO IT! You won’t regret it! I would highly recommend Doctor Watterson—his level of skill has a lot to do with the easy recovery.” –RealSelf review by Charlestonlover

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Watterson!

Are you ready to feel better about yourself and gain more self-confidence? Dr. Watterson can help you achieve your breast augmentation goals! Whether you want breast implants under the muscle or want to learn more about the different types of breast implants, he will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Receiving breast implants is a big decision, and he will help you through every step of the process.

Considering breast implants in Salt Lake City, UT? Contact Dr. Paul Watterson today to discuss your options. Simply call 801-571-2020 or visit Dr. Watterson’s office is located at 11762 South State Street, Draper, UT, 84020. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.