I am Asian, 5'4 130 lbs, 34A/B. Saline Implant with periareolar incision or Silicone Implant with inframammary incision?
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Best Incision for Breast Augmentation - It depends...
To best help you, a physical examination or picture evaluation is required in order to determine which procedure or technique would be best for your case.
Inframammary breast augmentation incision works fine in Asian women
I routinely use the inframammary crease incision and Asian women and have had no problems with abnormal scar healing.
In addition if you do developed scar problems the new 1540 non-ablative fractional erbium laser can correct scar problems nicely.
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With over ten years of doing this procedure I feel it is an excellent procedure for many patients.
Implant and incision choices
For another option, there may be a plastic surgeon in your area with endoscopic surgery expertise. There are many of us in the San Francisco area who use endoscopic techniques which allow us to do the operation under direct visualization thru a small incision in the axilla (armpit). Now that we have the Keller Funnel (thank you Dr. Keller) we can insert a gel implant thru this small axillary incision. I recently placed a 550cc implant using this approach. I too would be concerned about the possibility of a more noticeable scar in Asian skin, so I would encourage you to talk to your surgeon again before proceeding with surgery.
Incision and implants
Saline Implant with periareolar incision or Silicone Implant with inframammary incision?
In breast augmentation I have chosen to spend time reviewing photographs with patients to fully understand their expectation of size and shape. Many times this simply raises more questions. I will make measurements and use the implant guides to allow the patient to understand exactly the sizes that are reasonable for their body type and measurements.
Please find an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and member of the Aesthetic Society using the Smart Beauty Guide. These Plastic Surgeons can guide you on all aspects of facial surgery, breast augmentation and body procedures including tummy tucks or mommy makeovers!
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