breast augmentation choices transaxillary vs inframammary

It can be information overload when researching breast augmentation.  There are a lot of options and choices beside just who will be performing the surgery.  You will need to decide if you want silicone or saline, sub-muscular or sub-glandular placement, and/or transaxillary or inframammary incision sites.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will be providing you information regarding these choices in order to have you be more informed when making your decision.

Breast Augmentation Incision Sites: Transaxillary vs. Inframammory

The terminology itself can be confusing and daunting.  Who uses this kind of language besides medical staff?  In this post you can find the information you need to make an informed decision using layman terms.

incision-sitesTransaxillary Incision (Armpit Incision):

This incision is beneficial because it is discreetly hidden in the underarm of the patient.  The incision is usually about 1-2 inches long.  The surgeon uses very small instruments through this opening to make a pocket under the muscle located at the breast.  He will also use this site to insert a saline implant and fill it to the desired size or to insert a pre-filled silicone implant.   This incision site reports less difficulty with breast-feeding after the procedure.

Inframammary Incision (Breast Fold Incision):

This incision site is also discreetly hidden under the breast in the breast fold.  This incision will be slightly larger and is often used with larger pre-filled implants or for patient preference.  From this incision, the surgeon can easily make a pocket for the implant under the muscle creating a natural look.  With this incision, you can expect less complications with breast-feeding as well.

Neither incision site is more beneficial.  The choice will be made by you and your surgeon based on your preference of implant and your expectations of results.


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