Transaxillary breast augmentation uses an incision in the armpit to place breast implants. This method, while less performed than the inframammary fold or periareolar methods, is a common technique to place breast implants. For women seeking breast implants, there are many advantages of transaxillary breast augmentation for those who are candidates for it.
Firstly, one of the vital reasons patients favor the transaxillary method is because there is no scarring on the breasts. Any scarring is concealed in the armpit. These incisions are usually hidden and heal well in many patients. Not having scars or incisions on the breast is important to many patients and the transaxillary technique is one option that many plastic surgeons perform.
Finally, a less known advantage of transaxillary breast augmentation is that the submuscular breast implant placement can be achieved without cutting the muscle. The submuscular position is the preferred position for most modern implants due to lower complication rates. Due to the incision in the armpit allowing easy access to behind the pectoral muscle, most of the time, there is no reason to cut it in order to place the breast implants. This can contribute to an easier and shorter recovery.
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Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.