Standard vs. Scar Less Breast Augmentation
Standard breast augmentation uses an incision under the breast, around the areola, or in the underarm to place an implant. This implant can contain saline or silicone. This type of augmentation leaves a visible scar, and creasing a pocket to hold the implant can disturb the tissue and cause swelling and discomfort after surgery.
Dr. Vitolo prefers a Scar Less breast augmentation. During this procedure, he will make an incision hidden within the belly button and create a channel under the surface of the abdomen to reach the breasts. He will insert temporary sizers, fill them with saline, measure the volume, and insert the new implants. This option only works for saline implants since the implants must be empty when inserted.
Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift
Some breast sagging happens because the breasts have lost volume. A Scar Less breast augmentation can place implants that will replace this volume and lift minor sagging. If you have significant loose skin, a breast lift may make a good option for you.
If you have a breast lift, you can have augmentation simultaneously. A breast lift creates an incision to remove loose skin and reposition the areola, making it point outward instead of down and reducing the size if desired. Dr. Vitolo can place a breast implant simultaneously without any additional incisions.