Breast Implant Options

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Dr. Adrian Lo was one of the early innovators of scarless breast implant surgery, also known as transaxillary breast augmentation, performed through an incision in the armpit. He has been performing this technique in the Philadelphia area since 1991. He offers scarless breast implant surgery with silicone and saline breast implants.

Scarless Technique With Gummy Bear/Silicone Implants

Dr. Adrian Lo has refined his scarless breast implant technique so that “gummy bear” implants, also known as highly cohesive silicone gel implants, can be placed through the cut in the armpit. Dr. Lo has placed all sizes of silicone/gummy bear implants through the armpit, from 125 cc to 800 cc. This is great news, as in the past, the incision for gummy bear implants had to be made underneath the breast (crease incision) or below the nipple (areola incision).

With Dr. Lo’s scarless breast implant technique, you can still enjoy the benefits of the highly cohesive gel silicone implants and not have any scars on your breasts, giving you the option to have implants that give a very natural look and feel to your breasts.

Dr. Adrian Lo is one of a few plastic surgeons in the country who perform this technique. Most women are candidates for scarless breast implant surgery with gummy bear implants. Call Dr. Lo for a consultation to see if you are a candidate and to discuss your options for breast implant surgery.

Scarless Technique With Saline Implants

Dr. Lo uses a specialized endoscopic system to ensure precise placement of saline breast implants with the transaxillary technique. By making a small 1½ inch cut in the armpit, your saline breast implant will be meticulously placed in the proper position behind your muscle and natural breast. This is called submuscular placement.

The saline implant is a silicone shell filled with saline (natural saltwater) to your desired cup size, whether you want B, C, D, DD, or larger. These implants allow you to achieve a fuller, perkier look, and they yield great results for women desiring a larger breast size.

Women with some natural breast tissue are ideal candidates for saline implants placed through the armpit cut. Breast augmentation with this technique and implant type is also ideal for women who do not want to have follow-up mammograms before age 40, which is currently recommended for patients with silicone implants.

Dr. Lo has performed the scarless breast implant technique with saline implants for thousands of women over the past 25 years, helping patients attain their ideal breast look.