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Surgical Arts of Virginia offers Mentor’s saline and new cohesive gel implants for breast augmentation. The procedure is performed in the office surgical suite with tumescent anesthesia and sedation. There are a number of options for breast implantation that Dr. Palmer offers and they are described below.
How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
There are several types of incisions available for breast augmentation procedures:
- Periareolar: The incision is made at the border between the darker skin around the nipple and the lighter skin of the breast so that it is nearly imperceptible when healed. Both silicone and saline implants can be placed through this incision, either subglandular or submuscular. This is the incision most commonly recommended by Dr. Palmer because it results in the most subtle scar.
- Inframammary: The incision is placed below the breast in the inframammary fold. Both silicone and saline implants can be placed through this incision, either subglandular or submuscular. This is the least common incision used by Dr. Palmer. The drawback is a visible scar on the chest wall, although it can often be quite subtle.
- Transaxillary: Dr. Palmer typically places saline implants using this approach, which requires an incision in the armpit. The benefit is a scar that’s away from the breast, which is often imperceptible. The drawback is that it is more difficult to be exact with implant positioning.
Breast implants can be inserted is several different ways, with placement beneath the (pectoralis) muscle being most common. They look best when placed in a “dual plane”, being beneath the muscle on top and beneath the breast gland, towards the bottom. They can also be placed beneath the breast gland only. There are benefits and drawbacks to each and Dr. Palmer can go over these and discuss what he thinks is best for your body type and the type of implant you select.
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*Individual results may vary