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Types of Breast Augmentation Procedures

There are several types of Breast Augmentation surgeries. You can have one of these procedures done on the axillary, submuscular, or pectoral muscles. Each type of surgery has its benefits and drawbacks. Read on to learn more about the different types of breast augmentation surgeries available today. After reading through this article, you’ll have a better understanding of which one is best for you. You’ll also know how much time you’ll need to take off from work after undergoing the procedure.


Trans-axillary breast augmentation is the surgical procedure to augment the breasts in women without exposing the underlying muscles. The procedure creates a small incision in the fold of the armpit. The breast augmentation incision is posterior and angled superiorly. The patient is placed supine for the procedure. Following the procedure, the patient is instructed to rest for a few days to allow the tissues to heal. Heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks. After this time, the patient can return to work and exercise.

Trans-axillary breast augmentation results in minimal scarring. The incisions are hidden in the armpit and are not located near the breast milk ducts or nerves. This method does not alter breast milk production. It has become the preferred method for augmentation. Its advantage is that patients have less pain after the procedure. Some patients report a shorter recovery time. The recovery time is also shorter than that for traditional breast augmentation.


In addition to being minimally invasive, trans-umbilical breast augmentation does not produce any post-operative side effects. Patients who undergo this procedure do not need special bras or taping, and the recovery period is significantly reduced. Trans-umbilical breast augmentation surgery is also associated with fewer risks than traditional techniques, which includes capsule contractures (1% to 2%).

The procedure is not for everyone. While this procedure is not a good fit for every patient, it does offer the possibility of a less visible scar. Because it uses the abdominal area to raise the implant, the incision is almost unnoticeable. Patients often have a scar along the navel, but the scar will be invisible once the healing has begun. In addition, patients are more likely to be satisfied with the results than those of other types of breast augmentation surgeries.

Submuscular breast augmentation is a type of surgical procedure in which a surgeon places the implants beneath the pectoral muscle. This procedure tends to be more natural and less noticeable than subglandular placement. The lower capsular contracture rate of submuscular breast augmentation is also a benefit. Both types of implants can be used for breast augmentation. Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, Rio Imagem Center for Diagnostic Imaging, and other top Brazilian plastic surgery centers perform submuscular breast augmentation procedures.

Women who have strong chest muscles may prefer an over-the-muscle placement. Although the breast implants placed over the muscle look more natural, thin women may not have sufficient soft tissue to hide these defects. To counteract this problem, women may choose a submuscular placement of breast implants. In such cases, the implants will be placed beneath the pectoralis major muscle, which covers the chest just below the breast glands.


The most common approach to breast augmentation is a subpectoral procedure. In this procedure, the implant is placed under the chest muscle, or pectoralis major, and under the skin of the breast. This way, the chest muscle covers most of the implant, and natural breast tissue covers the lower third. This placement results in a more natural-looking result, as the breasts do not appear to be too high or too low.

The main advantage of subpectoral placement is the concealment of rippling in the superior pole. The increased tissue between the implant and the skin should also help conceal this rippling. However, subpectoral breast augmentations have their drawbacks as well. Muscle contraction can result in asymmetry and a widened cleavage, and the implant may shift upward or superiolaterally. In addition, muscle tension lines may develop over the upper poles.

Recovery from surgery

There are many different things you should know about the recovery period after breast augmentation surgery. The first is that breasts are swollen for up to four weeks after surgery. This is because your pectoralis major muscle will be edematous. The surgery will also cause the implants to be high on your chest, which will take weeks to “drop” into place. During this period, you should try to avoid strenuous exercise and staying indoors.

Another important factor in your recovery from breast augmentation surgery is to eat a well-balanced diet. Your diet will provide you with the energy you need to heal from your surgery. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and lean protein. Drink plenty of water, as well. A well-balanced diet can help you recover quickly from your procedure. If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, you should consult your surgeon to learn more about the recovery time required.


One of the most popular procedures for women today is breast augmentation. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons tracks the popularity of various cosmetic surgeries. This procedure does have risks, however. Before undergoing the procedure, it is important to discuss your health history with a board-certified plastic surgeon. He or she can discuss the risks and benefits of breast augmentation with you and decide which option is best for your body type and lifestyle.

Postoperative bleeding may occur. A swollen breast may bleed excessively, requiring another surgery. An infection may also occur, requiring an additional operation to remove the blood. The doctor can prescribe antibiotics to treat this. Severe infections may require the removal of the implant. Your surgeon can also recommend certain medications to reduce your risk of infection. Some women experience pain after breast augmentation surgery. A small number of women experience infection around the implant, which usually shows up within the first week after surgery. If this occurs, the surgeon may have to remove the implant.

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