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Transaxillary Incision Placement for Breast Augmentation in Chicago, IL

More youthful, sensual, and confidence-boosting breasts can be your reality more easily than ever before. Of course, providing patients with natural-looking enhancements, more balanced figures, and artfully contoured curves is not possible without the most professional and skilled incision techniques.

Dr. Schlechter has extensive experience executing all three of the most widely accepted incisions for breast augmentation surgery: inframammary, transaxillary, and periareolar.

Transaxillary Incision Model

What Is the Transaxillary Incision?

The transaxillary breast augmentation incision is made in the armpit, allowing for the implants to be inserted and tunneled through to the breast pocket.

The transaxillary incision makes no direct contact with the breast tissues. By reducing this contact, disruption of the mammary gland for breastfeeding is dramatically decreased.

Naturally, the position of the incision leaves the breasts without post-operative scars by hiding any resulting scarring in the underarm, one of the most unnoticeable areas on the body. The natural creases in the underarm blend with the small scar and the thinness of the underarm skin allow the scar to fade more quickly. In turn, this incision choice gives patients a more natural-looking result, along with the liberty to wear a wider selection of clothes without the worry of their scars being visible.

What Are the Benefits of Transaxillary Incisions?

Transaxillary incisions allow for:

  • No visible scarring on the breasts
  • Do damage to the milk ducts
  • No bra irritation during the healing process

What Are the Disadvantages of the Transaxillary Incision?

Unfortunately, patients looking to explore silicone breast implants will have to use a different incision method, as transaxillary incisions are often not appropriate for pre-filled silicone implants.

Additionally, breast revision procedures are not able to reuse transaxillary incisions as they can inframammary incisions or periareolar incisions. The transaxillary incisions are too small and too far away from the breast tissue for plastic surgeons to successfully reach and revise the implants. Here, complications like capsular contraction or implant displacement can only be corrected with a new incision closer to the breast tissue.

Interested in Learning More About Breast Augmentation in Chicago?

With over 20 years of experience in unique breast augmentations, Dr. Schlechter is happy to answer your most pressing concerns and questions regarding breast augmentation incisions. Informed by his practiced skill and passion for satisfying results, Dr. Schlechter is dedicated to finding the optimal incision for your breast enhancement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at our office at (847) 393-4770 or fill out our contact form.