Transaxillary vs. Inframammary Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Redondo BeachFor Redondo Beach women who have decided to get a breast augmentation, one of the important decisions they need to make is what incision type to get. Today in this blog post, we will discuss two of the most popular breast augmentation incision types that Dr. Granzow, board certified plastic surgeon of Manhattan Beach Plastic Surgery, performs – the transaxillary and the inframammary breast incisions.

What is a Transaxillary Breast Augmentation?

A transaxillary breast augmentation is when an incision is made underneath a Redondo Beach woman’s armpit. The breast implant is then inserted through the incision and a channel that is made to reach the breast tissue. The implant is then placed either beneath the breast tissue or beneath the breast muscle – whichever position Dr. Granzow and the Redondo Beach patient have decided on. Many Redondo Beach women like the transaxillary incision because it leaves no visible scarring on the breast. A transaxillary breast augmentation also hides the scar in the underarm, but may be seen in a bikini or swimsuit if the arm is lifted.

What is an Inframammary Breast Augmentation?

An inframammary breast augmentation is when an incision is made along the bottom crease of the breast, near the location where the breast meets the rib cage. Dr. Granzow likes performing breast augmentations with the inframammary incision because the proximity to the breast makes it easier to ensure symmetrical results. Redondo Beach women like inframammary breast augmentations because a bra or bikini line hides the scarring from the incision.

Is There a Difference in Recovery Time Between the Two Different Breast Augmentation Incision Types?

One common question that Dr. Granzow gets when Redondo Beach women are deciding between a transaxillary breast augmentation and an inframammary incision type is if there is a difference in recovery time between the two incision types? The answer is typically no. While you will feel pain in different parts of your body depending on which incision type you undergo, you will generally heal in the same timeframe, about a few weeks post-op.

Which Breast Augmentation Incision Type is Best for Me?

Deciding which type of breast augmentation to undergo is a very personal decision and one that should be made in consultation with Dr. Granzow. For example, if you are undergoing a breast augmentation to correct breasts that are visibly asymmetrical, you may want to go with an inframammary breast augmentation as this incision type makes it easier for Dr. Granzow to provide you with symmetrical looking results. However, if you are concerned about having any scarring on your breasts whatsoever, a transaxillary breast augmentation may be the right choice for you.

How Can I Learn More About Breast Augmentations?

If you’re a Redondo Beach woman ready to get a breast augmentation, you probably have several questions that you would like to have answered. And the best way to get the answer you seek is to have a consultation with Redondo Beach’s #1 plastic surgeon, Dr. Granzow. During an initial consultation with Dr. Granzow, he will perform a complete examination, explain the breast augmentation procedure to you, understand that results you are looking for and tell you if your expectations are realistic.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Granzow, call Manhattan Beach Plastic Surgery at (310) 737-8918