Originally Posted by futureRMT
I am soooo confused!
I was told at my first and only consult thus far that under was the best option since I have breastfed and need a lift. I am in school to be a registered massage therapist and would prefer over as I dont want to damage muscle, yet I dont want cc, there is so much to learn and consider. Can you get a lift with overs? Is there really a increased risk of cc?
I don't think there's a huge risk of muscle damage so long as you follow your surgeon's post-op instructions and allow things to heal properly. There's some more post-op pain involved, but I didn't find it too bad once I got past those first couple of days. Soon enough, I was getting myself in and out of bed.
I only considered unders b/c of the presumed natural look but also because I didn't have a whole lot of breast tissue to begin with and I have a bony chest -- overs probably would have resulted in rippling. To be perfectly honest, I'm not even sure if I have partial or total unders!! (I think I have the partial b/c I can feel the bottom of the implants under my boobs.)
Something else to consider: When you get unders (sub-muscular), every time you flex your pecs or utilize those chest muscles, the implant shifts ever so slightly -- it's perfectly normal; just a byproduct of the placement. I am extremely happy with my unders -- even if it means I never do another pushup! But as someone who works with her upperbody a lot, you might want to hunt down some "over" and "under" women on JBI who work in your field to see what they have to share.
Either way, though, I wouldn't worry about "damage" -- not with an experienced and skilled surgeon.
PS: Not sure about the lift thing; I have read that CC is a greater risk w/ overs, but certainly not impossible with unders.