The transaxillary incision location is best suited for smaller saline implants, because the breast implant is filled after it is placed in the breast pocket. People opt for this incision location primarily because it offers the most discretion in terms of incision lines. This is ideal for patients looking to hide all signs of having had breast surgery.
A transaxillary incision is the farthest insertion point from the breast of the three common incisions, which can make this approach somewhat challenging. One issue with this site is that it is more difficult to achieve symmetry of the breasts. If you’d like to set up a consultation for a breast augmentation or have questions about transaxillary incision techniques, contact our San Francisco office to set up an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Miranda.