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Posted February 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Options for Breast Augmentation and Which Is Right for You

No matter which breast augmentation you choose, the results are more or less the same. You may think that this means the method you choose when getting your breasts augmented doesn’t matter. In fact, learning about your options for breast augmentation and which is right for you can spell a much shorter and easier recovery time, as well as a reduced amount of scarring or other complications. Here are some of the most common breast augmentation methods available on the market today.

Inframammory Breast Augmentation

This is the most common type of breast augmentation. It involves making an incision on the underside of the breast where it meets the chest wall. Scarring in this method is minimal, but large implants may put pressure on milk ducts or other internal structures of the breast.

Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

This method involves making an incision in the upper armpit and sliding the implant into the breast from above. In this method, the implant is usually placed under the muscle as opposed to over it, a method which may cause more pain and a longer recovery time. However, scarring is usually almost non-existent when using this method, and damage to the structures of the breast are minimal.

Transumbilical Breast Augmentation

This is a fairly new breast augmentation technique which involves inserting the implant through an incision next to the navel. Only certain types of breast implants can be inserted this way since the path they have to travel to their destination is so far. It is best for women who need to refill existing silicone implants rather than get new ones.

Periareolar Breast Augmentation

In this method, the implant is inserted through an incision in the center of the breast just under the nipple. Because this method can cause significant damage to the milk ducts, it is usually reserved for patients who are recovering from a mastectomy or otherwise don’t have a lot of existing breast tissue.

Get in touch with Dr. Cohn in Birmingham today to find out more about these options for breast augmentation and which is right for you.