Considering scarless breast augmentation? You’re in the right place! Over the years, Dr. Thomas Bartell has performed thousands of these surgeries, earning him the distinction of having more experience in scarless breast augmentation than any other cosmetic surgeon in the Madison area. So as you begin the process of interviewing surgeons and researching techniques, here are the 4 things you need to know about transaxillary breast augmentation with Dr. Thomas Bartell.
- Transaxillary breast augmentation requires only a small incision in the underarm.
- Dr. Bartell uses only saline implants for their adjustability and safety.
- Submuscular placement creates a natural look and feel.
- The transaxillary breast augmentation surgery and recovery
#1. Transaxillary breast augmentation requires only a small incision in the underarm.
The most important thing to know about transaxillary breast augmentation is that it leaves ZERO scars on the chest wall. The biggest complaint women have about traditional breast augmentation are the scars that are left afterward underneath the breast. However, with the transaxillary breast augmentation (TABA) procedure, the only remaining scar will be a small one that is placed in the folds of the underarm. After six to eight months, Dr. Bartell himself often can’t find it.
Eliminating the obvious scarring on the chest wall is one of the biggest benefits of the TABA procedure, which creates beautiful, natural results no matter what you’re wearing. You can join in on that beach volleyball tournament or lay out at the pool without anyone knowing that you had the procedure done.
#2. Dr. Bartell uses only saline implants for their adjustability and safety.
The second thing to know about scarless breast augmentation with Dr. Bartell is that he uses saline implants exclusively. That’s because unlike silicone implants, saline implants can be adjusted during the procedure to achieve better symmetry in the patient.
Some people argue that silicone implants feel more like a real breast than saline implants, but once the implants are placed under the muscle, the differences disappear because both types of implants are simply there to take up space.
Additionally, saline implants offer increased safety because there is no danger of a silent rupture. Silent ruptures occur in silicone implants, when a tear causes the silicone to leak out of the implant into the surrounding tissue. Because there’s no obvious deflation in the implant, these leaks can’t be detected from the outside; only an MRI can confirm it. Silent ruptures can go undetected for months or even years, potentially posing serious health issues.
Furthermore, when it comes to breast cancer screening, women with silicone implants are encouraged to have MRIs instead of mammograms. These MRIs typically are not covered by insurance.
#3. Submuscular placement creates a natural look and feel.
Because the implants go deep inside the patient, another thing to know about transaxillary breast augmentation is that your augmented breasts will feel like you because they are you! The implants are placed behind the chest wall and push your natural breast tissue out.
And because the implants are saline, they will move with you as you sit, stand, and lie down. Unlike “gummy bear implants,” form-stable silicone implants that hold their shape no matter what position you’re in, saline will respond to gravity like natural breasts.
#4. The transaxillary breast augmentation surgery and recovery
Finally, the last thing to know is that this contour-enhancing surgery takes only forty-five minutes and is performed using a general anesthetic, so the patient remains asleep for the entire time. During the procedure, Dr. Bartell inserts the breast implants through small incisions made in each armpit. The implants are placed behind the pectoral muscle and centered beneath the nipples. Dr. Bartell then adjusts the fill until he achieves just the right volume. The incisions are closed and a compression garment is placed around the breasts.
Patients are typically sore for a day or two, but then are up and walking around. Desk work can usually be resumed within four to five days. However, arms should not be raised above the head for nineteen days, and nothing heavier than a purse should be lifted. After nineteen days, with Dr. Bartell’s permission, patients can resume their normal activities.
Madison’s Scarless Breast Augmentation Specialist, Dr. Thomas Bartell
Dr. Thomas Bartell is the Madison area’s premier cosmetic surgeon in scarless breast augmentation, with more experience in the technique than any other local provider. Interested in the scarless breast augmentation procedure? Now is your last chance to work with Dr. Bartell before he winds down his practice. To schedule your consultation, click here. Hurry–surgical dates are going fast!
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