Different Methods Used When Performing Breast Augmentation Surgery
By Patricia Berbari on May 20, 2013
A few days ago we discussed the various options available when it comes to breast implants. As you read, there are many different sizes, shapes, compositions, textures, and projections out there that can help patients achieve all of their aesthetic goals. There are also a number of different options out there when it comes to the breast augmentation surgery itself.
The team at our Gatineau plastic surgery centre would like to take a few moments right now to go over the various procedural options when it comes to breast augmentation surgery. As with the breast implants, many factors will go into determining the ideal surgical method for the patient.
Breast Augmentation Surgery - The Basics
First the basics of breast enlargement surgery at our cosmetic plastic surgery centre in Gatineau. During the breast augmentation procedure, an incision will be made in order to introduce the breast implant into the breast pocket. Patients will be under general anesthetic during this surgery in order to reduce any and all anxiety and distress.
Incision Techniques for Breast Augmentation
There are four common incision techniques used for Gatineau breast augmentation surgery:
Inframammary incisions - Inframammary incisions are incisions that are made along the underside of the breasts. This generally means the crease where the bottom of the breast meets the chest.
Periareolar incisions - Periareolar incisions are incisions that are made around the areola, the darker portion of skin around the nipple.
Transaxillary incisions - Transaxillary incisions are incisions that are made in the patient's arm pit. Though the incisions are well hidden, patients should note that this type of incision method can only be used when placing saline breast implants.
Transumbilical breast augmentation incisions (TUBA) - Transumbilical breast augmentation incisions are made in the patient's belly button. As with transaxillary incisions, patients should note that this type of incision method can only be used when placing saline breast implants.
Implant Placement Techniques for Breast Augmentation
There are two different ways that the cosmetic surgeon can place breast implants in the breast pocket.
Subglandular Breast Implant Placement - With subglandular breast implant placement, the breast implant is placed under the mammary gland but on top of the pectoral muscle.
Submuscular Breast Implant Placement - With submuscular breast implant placement, the breast implant is placed under the mammary gland and the pectoral muscle.
Combination Breast Enhancement Surgeries
Breast augmentation surgery is sometimes performed in combination with other surgeries. Breast implants can be placed as part of breast lift surgery as well as breast reduction surgery in order to improve perkiness and shape. In some cases, surgeons will use the incisions made during a tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) to place the breast implants. (This technique is known as transabdominal breast augmentation incisions, or TABA.)
Weighing All Options for Advanced Aesthetic Enhancement
As with breast implant type, a Gatineau cosmetic surgeon will consider a number of different factors when determining the best possible breast augmentation method to use. We will go over all factors in greater detail during your visit.
Schedule a Consultation for Breast Augmentation Surgery
If you would like more information about breast enlargement surgery and how it can be of benefit to you, be sure to contact our Gatineau cosmetic plastic surgery practice today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.
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