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Transaxillary Vs. Inframammary

One of the most critical decisions that patients have to make is which type of incision their surgeon will use during their breast augmentation. Scottsdale patients are often unfamiliar with the different types of incisions, so we wanted to put together a quick explanation here in this blog post. The reason this decision is so important is that it will determine the scar placement after the procedure. Of course, this isn’t a decision that you’ll have to face alone. Dr. Meger has built his entire practice on the idea that patients and their doctors should make informed, honest, and confident decisions together. That’s why he always presents every single patient with all of the information, risks, and potential outcomes during his consultations.

If you’re unsatisfied with how your breasts look, now is the perfect time to call Dr. Meger at (602) 957-6000 and get the process started with your breast augmentation. Scottsdale patients that call us will get to talk with one of our friendly and dedicated staff. We always love getting calls from potential patients, and we’re more than happy to answer your questions and talk with you about your concerns. From there, the next step is for you to come into our modern and comfortable offices to meet with Dr. Meger in person.

Incision Options for Breast Augmentation

Scottsdale women who want to get breast augmentation have lots of important and potentially life-changing decisions to make. One of the primary ones is which type of incision to use during the procedure. Again, this isn’t a decision that you have to make all on your own. Dr. Meger will take all the time you need to talk with you about which one is right for you.

There are two primary incision options for breast augmentation: Transaxillary and Inframammary.

  • Transaxillary - With this option, the incision is made in the armpit. The implant is then “tunneled” to the breast and placed there. The great advantage of this method is that the scar in the armpit is almost never visible. This option also allows Scottsdale women to breastfeed in the future. But there are some drawbacks to this method as well, including a slight increase in the chance of breast implant asymmetry.
  • Inframammary - In this method, the incision is made underneath the fold of the breast to reduce scar visibility. This method also allows for easier access in the future if the patient wants to replace the implants and also allows patients to breastfeed in the future. However, as you may have guessed, the main drawback to this option is that it leaves the scar visible when no clothing is being worn.

Every patient wants to get fabulous results from their breast augmentation. Scottsdale patients who work with Dr. Meger have received some of the most incredible and natural-looking breast implants. Make sure you call us at (602) 957-6000 to find out more and to get your first consultation scheduled.