Breast implants are used in breast enlargement, and it is a surgical procedure. When it comes to implant options, there are many each has their own pros and cons and only after evaluation does your doctor suggest the right method. There are 4 major techniques practiced that are called Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Technique, Periareolar Breast Augmentation Technique, Trans Umbilical Breast Augmentation Technique and Inframammary Breast Augmentation Technique. Not all surgical techniques fit everyone; it is up to the breast augmentation San Diego surgeon to decide on which one suits a patient better. This is decided after taking the previous medical history of the patient.
Inframammary Breast Augmentation Technique is the most common of the four techniques. Here implant is inserted in the region where the breast joins the chest wall. There is no scarring in this procedure. The best part is that lactating is not affected due to this technique. This is because the glandular tissue and the innervations are untouched. Though, milk production is reduced if the implant is placed on the top pectoral muscle. So care should be taken to place the implants in the right position.
Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Technique comes with minimal scarring. The implant is placed on the extreme upper and outer breast region and very close to the arm pit. When the arm is raised, the incision becomes visible. It is placed below the muscle hence the impact on milk production is very less as the nerves and glandular tissues are undisturbed. Since the implant is above the muscle, the scars become visible when compared to implants being placed underneath the muscles.
Trans umbilical Breast Augmentation Technique as the name suggests starts at the umbilicus of the navel. The implant is inserted into the navel through an incision and is pushed upwards towards the breast. Here no incision is made on the breast tissues and hence there are no disturbances to the tissues. But in rare cases the breast tissue may be damaged while bringing the implant to the position. For accurate placement of the implant, camera scope is used. Moreover, here the implants are placed above the muscles. There is no disturbance to the glandular functions and nerves, and hence it does not hamper milk production. Placing implants above the muscle results in higher impairment than below.
Periareolar Breast Augmentation Technique is where the region around the areola is used for incision, and this is done basically to hide scarring. The implant while pushed into this region can result in damage to the nerves, duct, and glands. Therefore, it can lead to severe risk in milk production. Since the implant penetrates deep into the breast tissues damage to ducts and glands are high. Milk production may be further reduced if the implant is placed above the muscle as it puts pressure on the glandular tissue.
Of the above procedures inframammary technique is considered to the least traumatic. Here there is no risk of infection and capsular contracture rate. Moreover, Keller Breast Funnel is used to place the implants through a shorter incision. Though, the indications for incision may vary from one person to another depending on the circumstances.