What can people expect from your practice?
In the ethnic population, I tend to use the armpit incision or transaxillary incision.
The incision is placed in the folds of the armpits. Although the breast implant is placed in the breast the cut is away from the implant. So, when the scar heals in the armpit area it is very unnoticeable it blends in with the line.
This is an ideal area for patients that don’t want any scars on the breast.
Do you offer Armpit technique?
Many surgeons don't use this technique, the armpit technique.
But I offer this and of course I incorporate both incisions around the nipple area as well as underneath the breast and they are also very effective.
What is the benefit of placing the implant under the muscle?
With a breast implant we like to usually place it under the muscle it's called submuscular implant. It is placed under the petronella's major muscle. This is the biggest muscle under the chest.
The reason why we place underneath the muscle is because it tends to give a little better contour and a little better transition and hides the breast implant better.
The preferred method is under the muscle and one of the complications that can happen with any of the implants is that it can cause tightening of the scar around the implant and it can deform the breast shape.
When you place it under the muscle, this complication goes way down.
Who is a candidate for this procedure?
The younger patients or the patients whose breast are not saggy.
But for the patients whose breast are saggy we have to lift the breast a little bit and put an implant in. Or we can also put the breast implant over the muscle and then try to lift the breast with an implant.
I use implant in some of the patients over the muscle or under the muscle. Preferably for the most patients under the muscle through the armpit incision tends to be the most effective and least scar.
The younger patients or the patients whose breast are not sagging.
For the patients who have breasts that are sagging, we have to lift the breast a little bit and put an implant in or we can also put the breast implant over the muscle and then try to lift the breast with the implant.
Again, I use with some of the patients over the muscle or under the muscle. Preferably for most patients under the muscle through the armpit incision tends to be the most effective and least scar.
Is the procedure painful? After the breast implant surgery patients do have some discomfort but very tolerable with pain medication for the majority of patients.
They can get back to their regular activities within 1-3 weeks.
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