An innovative breast augmentation technique
Transaxillary breast augmentation is an advanced technique for placing breast implants while avoiding any visible scars on the breast. The procedure involves a short incision in a natural crease in the armpit so that there is no visible sign that surgery has been performed.
Dr Christophe Desouches, who regularly practices all breast augmentation methods (breast implant, lipofilling), recommends this approach when possible through the axillary incision (through the armpit).
Results and advantages of this method
Due to the expertise and experience of Dr Christophe Desouches, the result is a natural breast augmentation with no obvious scars or any signs of surgery.
The scar in the armpit is one of the least detectable of all breast augmentation procedures. The incision is placed directly into one of the skin's natural folds so that when it heals, it blends into the natural appearance of the armpit. In addition, the incision is short and may not exceed 3 cm in length.
Perfect implant position
Transaxillary breast augmentation performed by an experienced plastic surgeon places the implants at the ideal height. The height of the implant is then assessed during the operation in a semi-seated position and is not limited by the position of the inframammary scar decided preoperatively.
The breasts have a natural separation, the intermammary distance (between the breasts) which reflects the anatomy, this distance however cannot be changed.
When correctly performed, the transaxillary approach therefore allows the implants to be positioned optimally.
Axillary breast augmentation is not very painful
The discomfort that results from the procedure is similar to other implant methods. The pain is mainly due to the submuscular breast augmentation, the implants in front of the muscle in the subfascial position being much less painful.
How does a transaxillary augmentation work?
It begins with a short incision placed in a natural crease high up in the armpit. Dr Christophe Desouches limits the incision to only 3 to 4 cm in length. Through this incision, it creates a space in front of or behind the pectoral muscle to accommodate the implant. The axillary incision is located at the edge of the muscle, giving the surgeon direct access to the implant site, without touching the muscle or the breast itself
He then inserts test implants (sizer) in order to select the ideal size of the implant. Once the ideal size is confirmed, the sizers are removed and the permanent breast implants placed. The incision is closed with deep stitches which slowly subside without any visible threads on the skin.
The type of implant used by Dr. Christophe Desouches is generally a round implant based on cohesive silicone gel without texturing (smooth implant).