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What Are the Benefits of Scarless Breast Augmentation?

Posted March 26, 2024 in Scarless Breast Augmentation

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One of the main concerns many patients have when considering breast augmentation is scarring. While scars from breast augmentation are usually part of the process, you can avoid them by choosing scarless breast augmentation. This blog addresses common questions about scarless breast augmentation, and explores some of the many benefits of this technique. 

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One of the main concerns many patients have when considering breast augmentation is scarring. You want to enhance the size and appearance of your breasts, but are worried about visible scars. While scars from breast augmentation are usually part of the process, there is a way to minimize or even almost eliminate them. Some surgeons perform breast enhancements using a revolutionary technique known as scarless breast augmentation. There’s one obvious benefit to scarless breast augmentation found right there in the name: it leaves no visible scars on your breast. 

Even if you’re not worried about scars after breast enhancement, scarless breast augmentation offers other benefits that you might not be aware of. In this blog, we’ll explore the top benefits of scarless breast augmentation so you’re better prepared to choose the proper technique for your breast implant procedure.  

What Is Scarless Breast Augmentation?

Transaxillary (or scarless) breast augmentation is a technique used to place breast implants without leaving visible scars on the breasts. The incision is made in the armpit (transaxillary area), allowing the implant to be placed without an incision anywhere on your breast. The procedure is performed using an endoscope, which is a long, thin tube equipped with a camera at one end. The camera allows Dr. Lo to view the area where the implant will be placed, so he can create a pocket for the implant and place the implant with complete accuracy.  

Scarless Breast Augmentation Truly Leaves No Visible Scarring

Yes! Scarless breast augmentation lives up to its name by leaving no visible scarring. Incisions are required for breast augmentation, but transaxillary incisions are hidden in the natural creases of your armpit. The incision is typically no more than an inch and a half long and, when healed, blends in seamlessly with the natural appearance of your armpits. You can continue to wear sleeveless tops with confidence because no one will be able to tell that you once had an incision under your arm. 

Scarless Breast Augmentation Is Suitable For Both Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

Scarless breast augmentation is a great option regardless of what type of implant you choose. Saline implants are inserted into the breast pocket while they’re empty and filled once they’re placed, so a very small incision is sufficient for placement. For silicone implants, Dr. Lo uses a special funnel to insert the implant. This technique not only requires a smaller incision, perfect for a scarless augmentation, but it also reduces the risk of infection and capsular contracture. 

Scarless Breast Augmentation Is Appropriate for Any Implant Placement

When placing a breast implant, you have a choice between three locations:

  • Subglandular: The implant is placed under the existing breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle.
  • Subpectoral: The top half of the implant is covered by the pectoral muscle, while the bottom half is not.
  • Submuscular: The implant is placed under the pectoral muscle and is completely covered by it and the surrounding muscles. 

Scarless breast augmentation is an appropriate method of breast enhancement no matter where you want your implant to be placed. In fact, the transaxillary incision makes it easier for implant placement, because the creation of the breast pocket is done using the endoscope. Then, the implants can be positioned precisely without the need to cut through any breast tissue. 

Scarless Breast Augmentation Won’t Interfere With Your Ability to Breastfeed

Many women who seek breast augmentation are concerned that the incision made in their breast may damage their nerves or milk ducts, making it difficult or even impossible to breastfeed. Fortunately, scarless breast augmentation doesn’t interfere with any of the ducts or nerves in the breast, so you’re free to breastfeed when needed. As an added bonus, the transaxillary incision doesn’t affect any nerves or lymph nodes in the armpit, making the healing process even easier. 

Learn More About Scarless Breast Augmentation in Philadelphia

If you’re ready to boost your curves with a breast augmentation but are concerned about scarring, visit Dr. Adrian Lo. Dr. Lo is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has undergone the specialized training required for transaxillary breast augmentation. His skill and expertise in breast procedures are sought after by patients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. To learn more about scarless breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lo by calling (215) 829-6900 or completing the online contact form.

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