Dual Plane Breast Augmentation
Dual Plane Breast Augmentation is an “internal breast lift” using a breast implant. The dual plane avoids external incisions on the breast except for a small incision in the breast fold. The dual plane can help some patients avoid a classic breast lift if they have minor drooping.
Of our cosmetic surgery patients, seventeen percent of breast augmentations are done with a dual-plane approach to lift breast tissue, elevate the nipple-areolar complex, and release a tight breast crease. This is technically a breast enlargement procedure—our surgeons call it the “internal lift.” It creates a breast pocket above and below the muscle (hence the term “dual”) where an implant is inserted. By releasing the breast attachments on top of the muscle, the breast slides upward around the implant. This technique avoids the more extensive scars of an external lift, and can be especially useful in fixing early sagging.
Dr. Joe has written about the Dual Plane Breast Augmentation technique in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a national academic publication that details the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery. You can read the article by following the link below: