Scarless Breast Augmentation
By Dennis Hurwitz on February 02, 2013
If you want to enhance the overall size and appearance of your breasts, getting breast implants is a great option to consider. Breast augmentation surgery is one the of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the world, and it has a track record for safety and patient satisfaction. Yet many patients wonder if there is a way for the surgery to be scarless.
In a sense, there are surgical techniques that can be used for scarless breast augmentation surgery. We'd like to look a these briefly right now, though rest assured that any concerns that you have can be addressed by a skilled Pittsburgh plastic surgeon.
Scarring After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Any surgery will result in some degree of scarring, though in many cases the scarring is subtle and generally well hidden. Even in traditional incision methods for breast augmentation surgery, the incisions are easily concealed from view by most undergarments and bathing suits.
Traditional Incision Methods for Breast Augmentation
In traditional Pittsburgh breast augmentation surgeries, the incisions are generally made on the breasts themselves. One incision method places the incision along the underside crease of the breasts where the chest and breast meet. Another incision method places the incision around the areola. New incision methods can be used, ones in which the incisions aren't on or around the breasts at all.
Transaxillary Breast Augmentation - Incision in the Armpit
In transaxillary breast augmentation surgery, the surgical incisions are made in the armpit. Through this incision, the breast implant is inserted into the body and carefully positioned in the breast. When in place, it is carefully filled with a saline solution.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) - Incision in the Belly Button
In transumbilical breast augmentation, the surgical incisions are made in the belly button. As with the transaxillary, the surgery will use saline breast implants carefully positioned in the breast pocket.
Pros and Cons of Scarless Breast Augmentation
The most obvious advantage to transaxillary and transumbilical breast augmentation surgery is that scarring is practically unseen. In the case of transumbilical breast augmentation, the only people who'll notice the scarring are people who know what to look for in the navel.
It should be noted, however, that only saline breast implants can be used for transaxillary and transumbilical breast augmentation surgery. Silicone breast implants can only be placed using the traditional breast augmentation incision methods. In addition, any corrective or secondary work done to the breast implants will require incisions made on the breasts themselves.
Making the Best Decision When it Comes to Breast Implants
There are plenty of considerations when it comes to the appearance of your breasts, which is why we want to make sure that you make the best possible decision regarding this surgery at our Pennsylvania and Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery centers. We'll be more than happy to help you weigh your options before coming to a decision that you feel most comfortable with.
Learn More About Your Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Options
For more information about breast augmentation surgery as well as your many other options for advanced dental care, be sure to contact our Pennsylvania and Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery centers today. The team at all of our offices has the insight and know how to ensure that you receive all the information you need to make empowered decisions.