How Is The Scarless (Transaxillary) Breast Augmentation Procedure Done

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How Is The Scarless (Transaxillary) Breast Augmentation Procedure Done?

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As a leading plastic surgeon in New York and New Jersey specializing in breast augmentation, Dr. Gartner is proud to offer the innovative trans-axillary breast augmentation procedure, also known as armpit augmentation mammoplasty, a virtually scarless way to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. By making an incision within the natural armpit folds, there is no risk of incurring scarring on the breasts and the incisions within the armpits typically heal very well -becoming virtually invisible. This technique is quickly gaining popularity due to its beautiful, natural looking results.

How Does It Work?

This procedure can be performed using a general anesthetic or, if you prefer, using Dr. Gartner’s innovative, wide-awake method, which implements a long acting local anesthetic, thereby reducing the nausea, grogginess, and light-headedness that frequently accompanies a general anesthetic. Regardless of which type of anesthesia you prefer, once it has taken effect, your chest and armpit area will be thoroughly cleaned with an antiseptic cleaning solution in order to ensure that it is sterile. A small incision will then be made in either armpit in the back of the axillary dome.

Using an endoscope, a tiny camera which allows the surgeon greater visibility and control, the implants will be inserted through a vertical access tunnel which runs perpendicular across all nerve fibers. In most cases, the implant is placed below the muscle, in which case the surgeon will examine and lift the muscle to place the implant. One of the benefits of this method of armpit incision is that it is less traumatic than the alternatives which can cut muscles, injure the breast tissue, impact nerves, lymphatics or cause unnecessary bleeding.

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This technique can be customized to meet your individual needs and goals for the procedure and can even be done with natural-feeling silicone gel breast implants! If you choose saline implants, they will be filled with sterile saline solution once placed under the breast muscle. Either way, the implant will be carefully removed from its sterile packaging and thoroughly washed before being placed under the pectoral muscles. Once the desired, symmetry has been achieved, the incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures.

In many cases this procedure can be performed in as little as one hour. Following the surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room, where you will be well cared for as you wake from the anesthetic. This is an outpatient procedure, which means you can return home the day of your surgery. However, it is important to arrange for a friend or family member to drive and accompany you for at least 24 hours as you may require their assistance in the early stages of recovery.

Highly sought-after in Manhattan and New Jersey, trans-axillary breast augmentation is a unique approach to breast augmentation which delivers gorgeous results with barely visible, undetectable scarring, however, for optimal results, it is crucial to select a highly qualified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience using this technique. Contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Gartner, a double-board certified plastic surgeon practicing in New Jersey and Manhattan, who specializes in this less invasive approach to breast augmentation surgery.

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