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The Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Incision Method Explained

By Sheryl Pilcher on November 04, 2015

A woman in a yellow bikiniWith a focus on patient education and wellness, Dr. Sheryl Pilcher has established herself as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the San Antonio area. She routinely achieves excellent results through breast augmentation surgery, enhancing breast size and overall contour of the bustline.

There are many ways that breast implants can be placed. Let's take a moment to consider one of the surgical methods that is most commonly asked about: the transaxillary breast augmentation technique.

What Is Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Transaxillary breast augmentation surgery involves an incision made in the patient's armpit. That's right: it's possible to place breast implants through the underarm area. Thanks to this hidden incision, a patient can undergo breast augmentation surgery without having to worry about any visible scarring on the breasts themselves.

What to Expect During Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

During transaxillary breast augmentation, a surgeon makes an incision in the armpit and creates a pathway for the breast implant to be placed in the breast itself. The saline breast implant is inserted through this incision and carefully positioned in the breast pocket in order to enhance overall size and shape of the breast.

The Advantages of Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Surgery

The biggest advantage of the transaxillary breast augmentation surgery is the lack of visible scarring. Thanks to the surgical procedure, there is no need to worry about potential scars or lines on the breasts at all, and patients are afforded a great deal of flexibility when it comes to their choices in tops, bathing suits, and undergarments.

The Disadvantages of Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Surgery

One of the main drawbacks of the transaxillary breast augmentation method is that only saline breast implants can be used in the procedure. Patients who would like to get silicone breast implants instead will have to consider another incision method for their breast augmentation surgery.

Alternatives to Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

There are three other common incision methods that are used to perform breast augmentation surgery. They are as follows:

  • Inframammary Breast Augmentation Surgery – This form of breast augmentation surgery involves an incision made along the underside of the breast where the breast meets the chest. Both silicone and saline breast implants can be used during this procedure.

  • Areola Breast Augmentation Surgery – This form of breast augmentation surgery involves an incision made around the edge of the areola. Both silicone and saline breast implants can be used during this procedure.

  • Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Surgery – This form of breast augmentation surgery involves an incision concealed in the belly button. Only saline breast implants can be used during this form of the procedure.

Which Option Is Right for Me?

Since there are many options to consider for surgery, it's important that you visit our practice for a consultation. During your visit, you will learn about all of your options in greater detail. This will help you make a smart and fully informed choice about your surgical options.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

For more information about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Sheryl Pilcher and the entire team look forward to your visit and helping you achieve a better frame and figure.

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San Antonio, TX 78258

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