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Breast Augmentation - Types of incision

Breast Surgery CenterBreast AugmentationTypes of incision
Types of incision
Transaxillary Incision ( Most commonly used method )
Characteristics
1. Scar is mostly hidden with this method
2. Generally preferred method in Asians
and their culture
3. There is no damage of mammary gland
4. There is less possibility of infection,
and maintain the sensation of the nipple
5. Operation time is short which leads
to a fast recovery
Demerits
1. There is difficulty to see directly while
performing surgery as securing
a clear view is difficult
2. Insufficient exfoliation of muscle
and space can happen
3. Incomplete hemostasis may occur
4. There is high possibility of capsular
contracture due to insufficient
procured space or hematoma
Endoscopic Assisted Transaxillary Incision
( Surgery is performed looking through endoscopicSurgery is
performed looking through endoscopic )
Characteristics
1. No damages in major blood vessels and nerves
2. Complete control of hemostasis
3. There is almost no pain or bleeding after surgery
4. Minimize complications such as capsular contracture
Periareolar Incision ( 2~3cm incision of periareolar area is done )
Characteristics
1. Surgery is performed looking through
endoscopic
2. Fast operation time as implant inserting
access is short
3. There is less pain
4. Effective when done with revision surgery,
dual flat breast surgery or sagging breast
correction is done along.
Disadvantages
1. Partial damage in mammary gland
may occur
2. High possibility of infection
3. Sensation of the nipple may degrade
4. Scar may be visible depending on
one's constitution
5. It is hard to undergo for those who
have very small areolas.
Inframammary Incision ( A method to make a beautiful breast line )
Characteristics
1. Anatomically have shortest access
to the muscles
2. Short operation time
3. No damage in sensation of the nipple
4. Able to form a beautiful breast line
5. This method can be chosen when
transaxillary / periareolar incision is unable
Disadvantages
1. Scar is easily seen than other
incision methods
2. Frequency of use is low
Navel Incision ( Most commonly used method along with saline solution implants )
Characteristics
1. Leaves almost no scar around breasts
2. Barely used method in these days
Disadvantages
1. Surgery cannot be performed
for sized implants through
navel incision
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