Although a bad scar can form on anyone, some ethnic groups are at a greater risk of developing them. This is a main consideration for Afro-American women who are interested in breast implant surgery. Many Afro-American patients decide to have their breast implant surgery by Dr. Lo because of his expertise in performing scarless breast implant surgery through the armpit, thus avoiding any scars on their breasts.
Traditional breast implant surgery may result in breast scars that may not heal well and become a wide, bad scar or keloid. These scars are very noticeable, resulting in unhappiness with the breast implant surgery. The scarless breast implant technique through the armpit cut avoids the issue of a bad scar on the breast or the possibility of a scar on the breast being visible.
Even with a family history of keloids or bad scarring, Dr. Lo’s scarless breast implant technique will safely hide the scar within your armpit — eliminating any risk associated with scarring on the breasts. The armpit scar averages 1 to 1½ inches long and is either barely seen at all or looks like a natural crease.
Many women have come to see Dr. Lo with concerns about breast scars with breast implant surgery. Now, the scarless breast implant technique used by Dr. Lo eliminates the concern of breast scars for Afro-American women.
Bad scars depend on genetic and environmental factors. Higher incidences are seen in darker-skinned individuals of African, Asian, and Hispanic descent. Traditionally, breast implants for Asian women have been placed through the periareolar (nipple incision) or the crease incision. The problem with the periareolar incision is that it sometimes does not heal well, being darker or raised and, thus, becoming very noticeable and embarrassing. This is also a concern with the crease incision (cut underneath the breast), as many Asian women’s breasts after traditional breast implant surgery may not be large enough to droop over to hide the incision/cut. Thus, the scar or incision can be seen when looking at the breasts from the front view even though the scar may have healed well.
In all these women, the scarless breast implant technique with an armpit scar is highly recommended to give the best cosmetic result with no scars on the breasts. Dr. Lo also recommends using silicone implants in Asian patients due to a lack of natural breast tissue.
You will have a small hidden scar that no one will ever see with the breasts you have always wanted!
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The scarless breast implant technique is ideal for models or adult entertainers considering breast augmentation. Saline or the gummy bear silicone implants may be placed through a cut in the armpit that is about 1½ inches long and heals beautifully. The scar will be hidden and rarely seen at all and, if seen, will look like a natural crease.
With the scarless breast implant technique, you avoid the breast scars (underneath the breast scar or nipple scar) that occur with the other breast implant techniques. With these other techniques, breast scars may be seen. After exploring their options, most women choose to have their saline or gummy bear/silicone implant surgery performed by Dr. Lo using the scarless breast implant technique.
Any breast size can be achieved, from a B cup to DD cup or larger depending on how much natural breast you have now, your body type, and your goals for the surgery. A more natural look can be achieved or a rounder, “perkier” look depending on the woman’s goals and wishes. A lifted look with as much cleavage as possible is almost always desirable. Depending on your situation, Dr. Lo recommends approximately one to two weeks of recovery time to allow the implants to settle before you return to modeling or entertaining.
Your first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lo to discuss your goals and wishes. During the consultation, 3D imaging of your breasts will be performed to determine the best implant size for you. We will discuss your preferred cup size with you, and you will try silicone sizers in your bra to see what your new look will be! You are welcome to bring pictures of breasts that you have found in magazines or on the internet that you like and see if that look is possible for you.
With the scarless breast implant technique, you will not have any scars on your breasts so that you can look and perform at your best with confidence, knowing that your scars are hidden and no one can tell that you had breast implants placed. Join the thousands of women who have had their breast augmentations with the scarless breast implant technique performed by Dr. Lo.
Dr. Lo is experienced in the differences and special considerations for breast implant surgery in the transgender patient. Most transgender patients wish to have a nice full look and natural feel with as much cleavage as possible. Dr. Lo has many transgender patients in his practice, and with his experience, he will assess your chest and breast anatomy, review your goals, and recommend the best options for you to achieve your desired look.
Dr. Lo prefers that you have had hormone treatment prior to your consultation — but this is not a requirement. For larger cup sizes, Dr. Lo usually recommends saline implants, but for a more natural feel, you may choose to have the highly cohesive gel silicone (gummy bear) implants.
Our VECTRA® 3D breast imaging machine will take a picture of your chest/breast area and simulate different implant sizes so you will have a good idea of your new look and what the best implant size is for you. You will be able to try breast implant sizers in your bra to determine what breast size you like.
Dr. Lo and his team will guide you through your breast enhancement journey so that you can achieve your dreams. It is also possible to combine other procedures with scarless breast implant surgery as well, such as rhinoplasty (a nose job) or liposuction.
Schedule an immediate consultation and start your journey today!