Leave the incisions in the hands of an expert.
Breast augmentation incisions are made to be as inconspicuous as possible, usually under the breast, around the lower part of the nipple or the armpit. All breast augmentation skin incisions are noticeable, although some are less noticeable than others. Some patients are better candidates for one type of incision versus another, because of skin composition, texture and color. For best results, the vast majority of silicone teardrop MemoryShape® breast implants and silicone round MemoryGel® breast implants are inserted via the crease under the breast incision.
We highly recommend a consultation with Dr. Aldo Guerra to determine which breast augmentation incision is right for you.
The most popular incision.
When the breast augmentation incision is made below the breast, in the crease, there are several advantages:
Add embrace® to treat your breast augmentation incisions.
embrace® Active Scar Defense is a NEW state-of-the-art treatment clinically proven to minimize the formation of scars after surgery. Highlights of the embrace® dressings include tension relief, stress shielding and silicone therapy. Dr. Aldo's delicate hand in surgery and the advanced embrace® scar therapy treatment is a winning combination for beautiful results.
Armpit or transaxillary incisions start high on the lateral chest wall and extend through the tissues to reach the inferior breast crease and cleavage area. While some patients believe that this procedure results in augmentation without scars, in reality, this incision can be quite noticeable after breast surgery. In some patients, these incisions can prevent the individual from shaving the armpit area where the incision becomes tender. Additionally, because breast augmentation surgery starts at the greatest distance from the cleavage and the breast mound itself, results of transaxillary surgery is traditionally noteworthy for creating less than ideal cleavage. The ultimate location of the breast implant may also be more lateral, while the lengthy pathway of surgery may lead to more swelling and discomfort after surgery.
Nipple incisions are used in patients with a very distinct border between the nipple and the rest of the breast. In these patients, carefully placed incisions become almost invisible after the healing portion of the recovery is complete. After the nipple incision is made, a tunnel is created in the breast tissue down to the level of the breast muscle. At this point, your top plastic surgeon can choose to create a pocket either above the muscle or below the muscle to place the implant. Because the procedure involves surgery through the breast tissues, there is often more swelling when using this nipple incision.
Proportional to your body.
The Keller Funnel® is considered state-of-the-art technology for the placement of silicone gel breast implants and was designed to ease the placement of MemoryShape® or MemoryGel® through standard breast augmentation incisions. The funnel is a simple device which gives a patient undergoing breast implant surgery significant advantages for achieving solid long-term results. For the plastic surgeon, the funnel provides 5 very important advantages when performing breast augmentation or breast lift with silicone gel breast implants:
Dr. Aldo is on the cutting edge of the latest state-of-the-art products for breast surgery and highly recommends patients choose to add the Keller Funnel® for a breast augmentation with silicone gel breast implants.