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Breast Augmentation Techniques

Published on May 16, 2017

A breast augmentation is a surgical technique that can be used to increase the size of a woman’s breasts and improve their contours with the help of either silicone or saline implants. Many woman undergo this procedure to achieve aesthetically pleasing contours that are symmetrical and look natural.

A woman’s body type may come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. When developing a treatment plan for a patient, careful attention must be placed on their individual needs and goals, making each and every case unique.

The procedure is not simply used to obtain larger breasts, but can also be used as a means to improve breast symmetry and restore volume to the breasts after giving birth to a child or when age has caused them to lose their youthfulness. We do not always have a choice regarding the body we are born with, or how that body develops as we grow older – but we can use cosmetic surgery to restore our confidence in our body.

One of the most important things you need to do before undergoing a breast augmentation is find an experienced plastic surgeon with a reputation of providing exceptional results. This step is important to ensure that you receive the best treatment possible and are assured a good end result.

In addition to this, whenever someone undergoes an invasive procedure, they are often worried about potential post-surgical marks that may occur. A skilled surgeon will utilize precise techniques that place incision and augmentation points in strategic locations so that they may not be easily visible.

What You Need to Know About Incisions in Breast Augmentation Techniques

There are four major kinds of incisions that your doctor may use when operating on your breasts. The method used depends entirely on the shape of your body and the goals you would like to achieve. The main incision techniques are as follows.

Inframammary: This method involves making a small incision under the fold of the breast, a place called the inframammary fold. Once the incision is made, your surgeon will then place the type of implant you agreed on in the designated area with a great deal of accuracy.

Peri-areolar: Using this technique, your surgeon will make an incision toward the outer edge of the areola, and the resulting post-surgical mark will be located within the pigmented area. This incision may be used when the surgeon is performing a small breast lift.

Trans-axillary: Here the incision is made in the armpit. Your surgeon will place the breast implant from this location while using a special camera and equipment to guarantee the best placement.

Transumbilical: Your incision will be made on top of the belly button. The breast implants are then inserted and brought towards the breast where it is then properly positioned.

Contact Our Office

Getting a breast augmentation is nothing to feel shy about. If you want to bring about changes that make you happier in your body, then make that change happen today. Contact us to begin your breast augmentation journey with Dr. Richard Bartlett, a highly skilled plastic surgeon. His skills and expertise will surely guide you on the path to a more aesthetically pleasing body.