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Muscle Animation

Restore the Natural Position and Function of the Chest Muscles

Often patients suffer from excessive muscle animation deformity after a mastectomy. Normal daily motion and activity can cause wrinkling and discomfort in the chest area. This is caused from placing implants under the muscle with no breast tissue between the muscle and the skin.

Using the Advanced Technique Muscle Animation Repair, or ATMAR, we are able to restore the chest muscles and improve the outcomes for many women following mastectomy and reconstruction.

Considerations for Your DC-area Pre-Pectoral Breast Reconstruction:

The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery consider various factors, including type of mastectomy, cancer treatments, and patient body type when deciding on the technique that will give you the best results.

During your consultation, your doctor will discuss whether or not muscle animation is the best option for you.

This technique is used for:

  • Improved comfort in chest area and muscle
  • No “wrinkling” or “pulling” of skin
  • Better contour of breast mound and implant placement
  • Improved aesthetics

Making the Right Decision: Choose an Expert Plastic Surgeon with Proven Experience

Finding the right plastic surgeon for your muscle animation procedure is critical. Our doctors have decades of experience making each and every patient feel beautiful and confident with the latest, most innovative practices.

Muscle Animation at a Glance:

Starting Price: Usually covered by insurance

Surgery Time: 2-4 Hours

Recovery Time: 2-3 Weeks

Hospital Stay: Outpatient

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