There are a lot of misconceptions about the axillary approach to breast augmentation. In the past the augmentation was done “blindly” or with limited visualization of the breast pocket. This lead to implants that were high or limited release of the inferior portion of the pectoralis muscle as is done in a dual plane breast augmentation.
Trans-axillary breast augmentation is now performed with the use of an endoscope. This special scope allows visualization of the entire breast pocket through the tiny incision in the axilla. The scope displays the pocket on the high definition screen, similar to how a knee is scoped for professional athletes.
The enhancement in the visualization of the pocket has made the axillary approach to breast augmentation very consistent and safe for patients. The breast pocket can be created just as it would be via other approaches, with the surgeon able to create the pocket to meet the desires and needs of each individual patient.
Please consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon that performs a high volume of trans-axillary breast augmentation as they have the special equipment that is necessary to precisely perform your surgery.