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Scarless Breast Implant Surgery


Traditional breast implant surgeries involve making an incision underneath your breast or below your nipple, which will result in a scar on those areas.

“Scarless” breast implant surgery is a technique refined by Dr. Adrian Lo where your breast implants are placed through a small cut in your armpit, leaving your breasts WITHOUT ANY SCARS.


Dr. Lo is an expert in scarless breast implant technique and has been performing and refining this technique over the last 20 years.  This procedure is called a transaxillary breast augmentation, but many of Dr. Lo’s patients refer to it as scarless breast implant surgery.

“Scarless” breast augmentation - Actual Patient

Learn about the armpit cut for Breast Augmentation

Scarless breast augmentation or transaxillary breast augmentation is a technique performed by Dr. Lo where he uses an armpit incision or cut to place a silicone or saline implant behind the breast for breast enhancement or augmentation.

The scarless breast implant placement technique does not make any cuts or incisions on the breast. Therefore, there will not be any scars on the breasts. The armpit incision is hidden, heals well and is almost invisible, which is why many women refer to it as the scarless technique. Women can continue to enjoy wearing all styles of clothing, including sleeveless dresses and tank tops.

Learn About the armpit cut for breast augmentation.

What Are the Advantages of Scarless Breast Implant Surgery?

  • Avoids scars on the breasts.  Small 1 to 1½ inch cut (incision) is made in each armpit to place the silicone or saline implants.
  • Avoids cutting the breast tissue.
  • Choice of implants. Either gummy bear/highly cohesive silicone gel or saline implants can be used.
  • Precise placement of implants. Dr. Adrian Lo uses a specialized endoscopic system to precisely place the implants in the proper position to give you the perkiness and cleavage you desire!
  • Results in almost invisible armpit scars. Most patients find that the armpit incision heals well and is barely visible! The incision will look like a normal armpit crease.
  • Recovery is easier. Women sometimes wonder if this type of surgery is more difficult or more painful than other techniques and the answer is no to both. The surgery is easier to perform and recover from!
  • Simple post-op care. After surgery, patients should wash and apply antibiotic ointment to the armpit once a day. The stitches will dissolve on their own. Deodorant and shaving may be resumed in five days.

Am I a Candidate for Scarless Breast Implant Surgery?

You May Be a Candidate for Scarless Breast Implant Surgery Through the Armpit Cut if:

  • You want breast implant surgery and do not want scars on your breasts
  • You feel that your breasts are too small and wish to have larger breasts
  • Your current breast size is not proportionate to the rest of your body
  • Your clothes do not fit properly, or you cannot wear the styles that you wish
  • Your breasts have become smaller or have lost their volume or shape after having children
  • Your breasts have become smaller after weight loss, dieting, or exercise
  • Your breasts are uneven or asymmetric – breast implants can often significantly improve this condition by using different sized implants during your surgery
  • You have a history of bad scars or are genetically prone to visible or bad scarring

Who Is Not a Candidate for Scarless Breast Augmentation?

Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for scarless breast implant surgery. If your breasts are very droopy or saggy, you may not be a good candidate for Dr. Lo’s scarless breast implant technique.

During your consultation, Dr. Lo will discuss with you the options for breast implant surgery that are best suited for you.

Breast Implant Options with Scarless Breast Augmentation

Dr. Adrian Lo was one of the early innovators of scarless breast implant surgery, also known as transaxillary breast augmentation which is 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.

Dr. Lo uses his specialized endoscopic system to ensure precise placement of breast implants with the transaxillary technique. By making a small 1 to 1½ inch cut in the armpit, your breast implant will be meticulously placed in the proper position behind your muscle and natural breast. This is called submuscular placement.

Silicone 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 giving you the option to have implants that give a very natural look and feel to your breasts.

Dr. Lo uses a special funnel to insert the silicone implant for a ‘no-touch’ technique. This technique allows the silicone implant to be placed through a smaller incision without the implant touching the skin, decreasing the risk of infection.

Scarless Technique With Saline Implants

The saline implant is a silicone shell which is filled with saline (natural salt water) to your desired cup size, whether you want B, C, D, DD, or larger. These implants allow you to achieve a rounder look 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 or ultrasounds before age 40, which is currently recommended for patients with silicone implants.

Saline Implants

The Dr. Lo Advantage

Dr. Lo has developed a minimal pain scarless breast surgery protocol. The multi-step plan starts before surgery, continues during surgery and after surgery to minimize your pain and discomfort and promote a fast recovery. Most of his patients take no pain medication after surgery or if needed, acetaminophen or an anti-inflammatory may be recommended.

Upper body movement and mobility are encouraged immediately. Patients may shower the next day and wear a supportive bra that is provided. Most patients are back to work in 3 days. Exercise is resumed in 2 weeks. During your consultation, Dr. Lo and his team will educate you about your breast implant surgery recovery and how painless, easy and fast it may be.

Scarless Breast Implant FAQs

Scarless Breast Implant Surgery With an Expert Plastic Surgeon

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Adrian Lo has performed thousands of scarless breast implant surgeries and the scar heals beautifully and is almost invisible. Dr. Lo has the most experience in this technique in the Delaware Valley region and is considered an expert in scarless breast implant surgery.

Scarless breast implant surgery will give you the best possible look without any scars on your breasts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lo to get exactly what you want — your desired cup size, fullness, perkiness, cleavage, and more. The best part is — NO SCARS — no one will know you have implants.

View Dr. Lo’s before and after photos of the scarless breast implant technique.

We also encourage you to watch our video testimonials from scarless breast implant patients and to read other .

Visit Us in New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia Area!

Dr. Lo has two convenient office locations — one in Philadelphia and another in Marlton, New Jersey. He serves the greater Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware areas. Dr. Lo has treated patients from around the country and Dr. Lo’s team is happy to help out-of-town patients arrange their scarless breast implant surgery to ensure the best patient experience possible.

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Philadelphia Cosmetic Surgery

301 South 8th Street, Suite 3H,
Philadelphia PA 19106

New Jersey Cosmetic Surgery

990 Route 73 North
Marlton, NJ 08053

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