Surgery Process Guide to Transaxillary Breast Augmentation
“Most patients are suitable candidates for transaxillary breast augmentation.” – Dr. Carman, Cosmetic Surgery Times
Transaxillary breast enlargements involve an incision being made in the upper outer region of each breast, close to the armpit. The scar is generally not visible, even with the arm raised.
Your surgeon will give you a general anaesthetic to last the entire surgery length.
Next, your surgeon will create a tiny incision in the upper outer region of both breasts. Many would call this area of the body the armpit. This is done so that the scar is hard to be seen, even with the arm lifted.
The implant is then slotted into place, fixed in the breast below the pectoral muscle.
The incisions on outer breast regions are then closed with stitches.
Visible implants – creases or ripples from the implant can sometimes be seen underneath the breast skin. This is more common in women who had very small breasts to begin with.
Capsular contracture- abnormal scar tissue forming around the implant. This can be painful, and in some cases you may need another operation to treat it.
This procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic, meaning that there are several serious associated risks. However, these are very rare (typically, these risks will occur one case in every 10,000).
These complications can include:
-Anaphylaxis (a harmful reaction to the anaesthetic)
Inherited reaction to the anaesthetic
In extremely rare cases, death (approx. 1 death for every 100,000 general anaesthetics given).
These problems are more likely to arise if:
you are undergoing emergency surgery
you have other illnesses
you are a smoker
you are overweight
Your surgeon should talk you through these risks before your operation.
Before proceeding with any cosmetic surgery procedure, there are a number of crucial considerations that must be made regarding both the psychological and financial consequences. To familiarise yourself with them, read the S.A.F.E Choice Guide here.
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