September 27, 2018

Tiny Incision, Big Results

Many women would like to get implants, but are afraid of scarring. These days the incisions are done in a few different ways, such as in the crease on the underside of the breast or around the areola (dark area around the nipple). But the most inconspicuous of all is the axillary method. This is done on a crease in the hollow area of the underarm.

Hidden Scar

After making an incision of less than 2 inches, the surgeon will create a tunnel to the breast area and make a pocket for the implant. After being treated for placement in the body, the implant is put in a special device called a Keller Funnel and then squeezed into the pocket in the breast. The surgeon will then make some adjustments, assure that it is in place, exactly where it should be. Then the tiny incision is sutured up and recovery begins. Recovery is about the same with all breast implants, because pain is associated with the creation of the pocket for the implant, as well as manipulating the muscle to make space for the implant. There is discomfort under the arm due to the incision, but not as much as with the incisions made on or under the breast itself.

Axillary Breast Implant at Our New York Surgery Center

If you are curious about this method, because scarring has held you back from getting breast implants, contact us today to set up a consultation appointment – 866-537-0954. Dr. Fiorillo will help you decide the best method to use. If you do not live locally, you can have a video consultation about breast implants, with Dr. Fiorillo and then take advantage of his partnership with two local New York hotels, combining recovery with a pampering vacation. See our “Out of Town” page for further information.

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