Transaxillary Breast Augmentation
A Minimal-Scarring Breast Enlargement Technique
Transaxillary breast augmentation, where the breast implants are inserted through incisions in the underarm, is increasing in popularity, due to the minimal scarring caused by this breast enhancement procedure.
In common with TUBA Breast Augmentation, Transaxillary Breast Augmentation is a procedure where no incisions are made to the breasts themselves. The benefits of transaxillary breast augmentation speak for themselves! Breast surgery without scarring is immensely appealing to many of the women who want breast implants.
Transaxillary Breast Augmentation is an expensive procedure, though it is possible to get this type of surgery cheaper abroad.
Typical countries in Europe offering affordable surgery are Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium and Croatia, while, more convenient for US residents, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Argentina have some superb breast augmentation surgeons. Also popular for Transaxillary Breast Augmentation are Malaysia, India, Thailand and Singapore.
What are the Benefits of Transaxillary Breast Augmentation?
The chief benefit with transaxillary breast augmentation is the lack of scarring. With standard breast enhancement surgeries, incisions are made to the breasts, either along the crease underneath the breast, as a vertical incision from the base of the breast up to the nipple area (known as inframammary incision), around the areola, or a combination of the above.
Transaxillary breast augmentation does away with these incisions, simply making a small incision in the armpit, where any scarring will be less noticeable, even if the tissue doesn’t mend as well as it should.
There is also evidence to suggest that transaxillary breast augmentation is less likely to create problems with breast feeding than with surgery procedures where the incisions are made to the breast and areola areas.
How is Transaxillary Breast Augmentation performed?
The site for the implant insertion is the armpit. Following the incision, a tunnel is made under the skin and through the subcutaneous fat, generally using an endoscope. It is this passage that the implant is fed through.
The breast implant will necessarily be a saline one, which will be implanted in its deflated state, and filled with saline solute when it is properly in place. Finally, the incision to the armpits will be sutured.
Is Transaxillary Breast Augmentation right for me?
The best method of breast augmentation surgery for you should be discussed between yourself and the surgeon. If you are keen to get breast implant surgery, but are concerned about scarring, then transaxillary breast augmentation surgery may be the solution. However you should be aware that transaxillary breast augmentation does pose a separate set of risks to inframammary implant methods.
Also, if you are planning to combine a breast lift with implant surgery, then you should be aware that it will possibly not be practical to use transaxillary incisions for the implants.
What are my options?
As it is not safe to fill silicone gel implants once in situ, your implants will be saline ones, which will be inflated once the implants are placed correctly.
You will have the normal choices of breast implant size and shape, allowing you to choose between larger or smaller, natural-looking teardrop or the more artificial-looking round implants.
What are the Risks?
In addition to the normal risks of breast augmentation surgery, there is a higher than normal risk of the procedure not looking right, as the operation is performed remotely. For this reason it is especially important to find a surgeon who is skilled and experienced, not only in breast enhancement surgery, but specifically in transaxillary breast augmentation.
You also need to know that in the instance of further surgery being required to the breasts, the surgeon will be unlikely to be able to use the original incision sites, so you may end up with some scarring after all.
There are some breast surgeons who regard the transaxillary and transumbilical procedures as creating extra risks of the surgery going wrong. On the flip side, there are also surgeons who believe strongly that this is not the case, provided the surgeon has the necessary level of expertise.
How much does Transaxillary Breast Augmentation cost?
As with all surgery procedures, your fees will take into account the level of skill required for the procedure, the expertise of your breast surgeon and also the local market forces which dictate how much can and should be charged for an operation.
Due to the skill required of your cosmetic surgeon, you should expect to pay more than you would for standard breast augmentation. It is possible, however, to travel abroad and get the treatment for a considerably lower price. Countries such as the Czech Republic, Belgium, Singapore and Malaysia are all known for their skilled breast surgeons.