What Patients Should Know About the Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Surgery Technique By Hadi Rassael on April 05, 2014

There are many different options out there to consider if you would like to enhance the contours and curves of your figure. Indeed, cosmetic surgery is a great for improving your overall appearance, and when done right, treatments will bring out the best of what's already there. One surgery that can do this quite effectively is breast augmentation surgery. Even a slight increase in cup size can make a dramatic difference and unlock a whole new you in the process.

There are many different options to consider when it comes to breast augmentation surgery and the results that can be achieved. We'd like to take this opportunity to focus on the transaxillary methods of breast augmentation surgery.

About the Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Technique

The transaxillary breast augmentation technique involves incisions that are placed in the armpits of the patient rather than the breast area. Through these underarm incisions, breast implants are carefully placed and positioned to enhance overall appearance and body contour.

Advantages of the Transaxillary Incision Method

Breast augmentation surgery can enhance the overall contour of your figure, and this transaxillary incision method makes this enhancement possible without the need for visible scarring. The biggest benefit of the surgery by far is that the incisions are well hidden from view, concealed in the armpit so that no one will notice that the surgery was performed.

By comparison, traditional breast augmentation incisions are often made around the areolas or along the underside crease of the breasts.

Why the Transaxillary Incision Method May be Ideal for You

The hidden incisions of the transaxillary breast augmentation method make the surgery ideal for a number of patients who would like to experience the benefits of breast augmentation without any visible scarring on the breasts themselves.

The Limitations of the Transaxillary Incision Method

The transaxillary breast incision can only be performed using saline breast implants rather than silicone breast implants or cohesive gel breast implants. Sometimes breast implant size may play a factor in a patient's viability for this surgery, as well as various concerns with regard to the patient's anatomy and physiology. This can all be addressed during the initial consultation for surgery.

Alternatives to the Transaxillary Incision Method

Another hidden incision option that is helpful for a number of breast augmentation patients is the transumbilical breast augmentation (or TUBA). In this form of surgery, the incision is hidden in the patient's belly button. As with transaxillary breast augmentation, TUBA can only be performed with saline breast implants.

Making the Ideal Choice for Your Needs

During your consultation with Dr. Hadi Michael Rassael, you will be able to learn about all of your options for advanced aesthetic enhancement. This includes getting detailed information about the transaxillary breast augment method and other options for incision placement, as well as the various risks and benefits of breast implants in general. If neither the TUBA option or transaxillary option are viable for you, traditional incision methods can be very subtle, with minimal and often subtle scarring.

Learn More About Breast Augment Surgery

For more information about the transaxillary breast augmentation surgery and your many other options out there for advanced aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our Chevy Chase, Maryland cosmetic cosmetic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results from surgery.

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