When considering breast augmentation surgery, one of the most common problems you might be worried about is the scarring after surgery.
- Will people notice the scar and ask questions about my breast size?
- Will my beautiful new breasts be clouded by the appearance of a scar?
- How will scarring affect certain swimsuits that I want to wear?
- Will I be self conscious about a scar if someone sees my breast?
These are all common and important questions to ask when considering breast augmentation surgery. If this sounds like a dilemma you’re facing, you’ll be glad to learn that there’s an exciting technique available known as Transaxillary Breast Augmentation, which leaves no visible scar on the breast. That’s right! No longer does the fear of scarring need to hold you back from living your best life.
We are lucky at Ennis Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton to have Dr. L. Scott Ennis, who is skilled in the Transaxillary Augmentation procedure. From your consultation to your procedure, he’ll love to talk you through the procedure step-by-step so that you can know what to expect out of this innovative procedure.
Here’s everything you need to know about Transaxillary Augmentation.
The 411 on Transaxillary Augmentation
During breast augmentation surgery using the old fashioned inframammary technique, an incision is made underneath the breast just below the chest where the breast and rib cage meet. This type of surgery sometimes may be necessary, but one downfall is that it does leave scarring where the incision was made that may be visible if your bathing suit rides up or someone sees you without a shirt on.
Some surgeons advocate the scar around the nipple, or periareolar scar, to place the implants but this incision also has its downsides. Many women complain of loss of sensation in the nipples after this procedure and can have difficulty breastfeeding. Not to mention, if the scar gets wide or thick, it is in a very sensitive location and can detract from the beauty of the breast.
The Transaxillary Augmentation technique is sometimes referred to as “Invisible Breast Surgery” or “Invisible Augmentation.” With this procedure, the incision is made through a tiny incision in the crease of the underarm, leaving behind no scar on the breast.
“I find this technique gives a much prettier breast with no scars. Furthermore, my patients tend to recover quicker as there is no large incision under the breast or around the nipple to heal. No one thinks underarms are very sexy so it’s a great place to hide a scar,” says Dr. Ennis.
The secret lies in the special endoscopic tool and tiny cameras that helps make the incisions as tiny as possible. Dr. L. Scott Ennis will discuss if it is better to place the implant behind or in front of the chest muscles. Most people opt for behind the breast muscles.
For the actual procedure, you’ll be under general anesthesia for your procedure but you will get to head home the very same day.
Recovery from the Procedure
Most women can return to office work in five to seven days. Your recovery should take about six weeks before you can totally return back to your normal, everyday exercise schedule. Following all of your doctor’s orders can reduce scarring and help you heal faster.
Going For It
It’s exciting to think about a procedure that will give you awesome breasts without any scarring. And since the incision scar is hidden in an area that already seems darker than the rest of the body, as well as an area that’s already wrinkly, it’s very easy to keep the incision a secret from the world.
Though, Dr. Ennis adds that everyone does heal differently.
“Your body’s genetic makeup will determine how you will scar, but certain techniques such as massaging the scar tissue and using silicone strips can help minimize their appearance,” he says.
Crafting Your Support System
Not every surgeon is able to perform the Transaxillary Augmentation. Dr. Ennis is well-known in the plastic surgery world. He has been named one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, one of the Ten Best Plastic Surgeons in Florida based on patient reviews, and Realself’s Top 100 cosmetic surgeons in the country.
Dr. Ennis truly loves performing the Transaxillary Augmentation procedure and prides himself on giving you the best looking surgery without any scar on the breast. He is patient, kind and understanding about any issues you may be having and any questions you have about your augmentation surgery.
Feeling like an invisible augmentation procedure might be perfect for you? Book your consultation in the office or a virtual consult via video chat with the surgeon. Call us at 561/266-4344 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit us at EnnisMD.com. We can’t wait to meet you!
This post is sponsored by Boca Plastic Surgery