Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

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Trans-axillary breast augmentation is a very safe and effective way to have your breast augmentation performed, and is becoming an increasing popular method for breast augmentation as technology continues to improve. There are several misconceptions about axillary breast augmentation.

A Safe and Effective Method

First of all both saline and silicone implants can be used with this method. It is a myth that only saline can be used for your augmentation – many patients and surgeons that do not commonly perform this surgery don’t know that a silicone implant can be placed from an axillary incision. I routinely place a wide range of silicone breast implants in through the axilla. The use of the Keller funnel allows the implants to be placed through the axilla easily.

Secondly, the incisions in the axilla is just as small as it would be if it was placed around the nipple or under the breast. The incision is well concealed in one of the natural arm creases in the axilla.

Thirdly the use of the endoscope has made the procedure very precise as the entire breast pocket is created under direct vision. This method has become very popular in Miami where I first practiced and now I commonly perform this procedure here in Austin Texas as it avoids putting any incisions on the breast, thus decreasing the chances of altering nipple sensation. This had made the results very consistent and predictable.

Access to the breast pocket is actually more direct than with other methods. The muscle can be palpated in the axilla and the implant can be placed underneath this with out cutting any of the breast tissue. The implant is placed easily into a natural plane.

Please consult your board certified plastic surgeon to help guide you through your breast augmentation process.

Endoscopic Trans-Axillary Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is the most common aesthetic surgical procedure year after year. This is likely because of the high satisfaction after the surgery. Patient can improve the shape and size of their presents with a short surgical procedure and most patients are back to work within a week. It will give the breast a more youthful aesthetic appearance.

The augmentation will be tailored to each individual patient. You and Dr. Franco will spend time discussing the various implant options and then sizing to determine what implant will help them reach their aesthetic goals. Dr. Franco will have all of the patients size with our mentor sizing system, which allows patient to visualize what they will look like after their breast augmentation. This will help you and Dr. Franco determine the best size for you.

Good Candidates For Endoscopic Trans-axillary Breast Augmentation Surgery

  • Excessive weight loss or pregnancy has changed the size and shape of your breasts
  • You have difficulty in finding clothing that fits proportionately
  • You have significant asymmetry in breasts
  • You want to enhance the size of your breasts

Endoscopic trans-axillary breast augmentation surgery is an incredible surgery and the vast majority of patients are extremely satisfied with their surgery however, you must be fully developed, physically and emotionally health.

Your Endoscopic Trans-axillary Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Franco

During your initial consultation, you will meet Dr. Franco and staff. Your previous surgeries, your medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed.

You will have a physical examination to determine what implant sizes your body can safely accommodate. Photographs may be taken for your medical record and for assistance during your surgery. You will have time to try on a variety of implants to determine the ideal size implant for you. Choosing an implant size and type can be a difficult and personal decision. Dr. Franco takes the time to personalize every breast augmentation.

Your surgeon will discuss with you what procedures will benefit you most and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will also be discussed. Dr. Johnny Franco’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you after your consultation.

About Endoscopic Trans-axillary Breast Augmentation Surgery

  • You will require general anesthesia
  • Incisions are made in one of the natural creases of the axilla
  • The breast implant is placed underneath the pectoral muscle in the majority of patients
  • Breast implants can be filled with either saline or silicone gel. Dr. Franco will explain the differences and suggest which would be appropriate for you
  • Patients have a variety of styles and shapes of implants to choose from, during your consultation your surgeon will help guide you through the process

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