Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure, which you should do for yourself, not to fulfill anyone else’s desires or to fit a certain type of ideal image. It is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States and experts at La Visage Beauty Center have perfected techniques for the ultimate results.

How is breast augmentation performed?

Usually performed under general anesthesia, incisions are made in inconspicuous areas of the breast to minimize visible scarring. There are a variety of incisions used to perform the procedure:

  • In the lower crease of the breast (inframammary incision)
  • Around the lower portion of the areola, or dark-colored skin around the nipple (periareolar incision)
  • In the armpit (transaxillary incision)

Through these incisions, the plastic surgeon creates a pocket to place the implant. To maximize the accuracy of future mammograms, implants are generally placed under the muscle (subpectorally).

Some breast enlargements can be performed in a minimally invasive manner using endoscopes and small incisions made in the armpit, with the major benefit being less scarring for the patient. The procedure, which takes about two hours, is typically performed on an outpatient basis.