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Understanding the Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Incision Method

Nov 4, 2015 @ 11:58 AM — by Dina Eliopoulos

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Dr. Dina A. Eliopoulos is a leading plastic surgeon and cosmetic skin care expert serving the greater Chelmsford area. She achieves excellent results through breast augmentation surgery, and this is largely due to her ability to customize the surgery for the needs of her patients.

A number of patients have been interested in hidden-incision breast augmentation surgery. With that in mind, let's consider one of the hidden incision breast augmentation methods: the transaxillary procedure.

About the Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Incision

Transaxillary breast augmentation is a type of surgery that involves an incision that is concealed in the patient's armpit. Through this incision, a breast implant can be inserted and positioned properly, increasing breast size and enhancing overall appearance in the process.

What to Expect During Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Surgery

During transaxillary breast augmentation, patients will be placed under general anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon will make a small incision in the underarm area in order to place the implant as discussed in the consultation process.

Hidden Scars Mean Great Results and Few Worries

One of the greatest advantages of the transaxillary breast augmentation procedure is that it involves a hidden incision. That means that patients are able to wear all kinds of tops, bathing suits, and undergarments without any worry about visible scarring on their breasts.

Only Saline Breast Implants Can Be Used

On the downside for some patients, only saline breast implants can be used during the transaxillary breast augmentation surgery. This is simply the only feasible option given the nature of the incision and what is required to insert, place, and position the implants properly. Patients who would prefer to get silicone breast implants may wish to consider another option for surgery.

Transaxillary Breast Augmentation May Not Be the Ideal Option for All Patients

In addition to the limitation in the type of breast implant that can be used, the transaxillary breast augmentation method may not be ideal for patients who would prefer a certain kind of implant placement or who have specific needs involving their frame and figure that may be better addressed through the use of a different kind of implant or surgical method.

All of these concerns can be discussed in greater detail during your consultation at the practice.

Alternatives to Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Surgery

If the transaxillary breast augmentation procedure is not ideal for you and your needs, there are other kinds of surgical methods that may prove more ideal. These include the following:

  • Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Surgery – Another hidden incision option, the transumbilical method involves an incision placed in the belly button. Only saline breast implants can be used.
  • Areola Incision Breast Augmentation Surgery – During this form of breast augmentation surgery, the incision is made around the areola. Both silicone and saline breast implants can be used.
  • Inframammary Breast Augmentation Surgery – During this form of breast augmentation surgery, the incision is made along the crease where the bottom of the breast meets the chest. Both silicone and saline breast implants can be used.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you have a fuller bustline and more appealing frame, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Dina A. Eliopoulos will work with you to ensure you that you achieve the best possible results.

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