Dr. Lo, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, talks about the armpit incision for breast implants. He is a top breast specialist in Philadelphia, South Jersey and the surrounding suburbs.
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Breast augmentation or breast enlargement is a common surgical procedure in Philadelphia, by Dr. Adrian Lo. This surgery is to enlarge a woman's breasts through the use of breast implants to a more desired size. Many women choose to have breast implant surgery to fulfill their desire for a fuller bust-line and more proportionate body.
Breast augmentation or breast enlargement surgery should result in a natural look. The breasts should be soft, move naturally with normal body movements and the incision or scar should be well hidden. Dr. Lo's objective is to have your surgery safely performed to meet your goals with rapid recovery time. In Dr. Lo's view, a successful augmentation is one that results in naturally appearing breasts that keeps them guessing.
All of today's options available to you
Dr. Lo is happy to offer his patients all available options for breast implant type (saline and silicone) and incision placement so that you can select what is best for you based on your personal goals and needs.
Dr. Lo is accomplished in all breast augmentation techniques including the periareolar and crease approaches. Dr. Lo also has special expertise in the transaxillary endoscopic breast augmentation technique. The armpit incision may be used to place both saline and silicone(cohesive gel/gummy bear) implants. This technique has been gaining popularity as there are NO incisions or scars on the breast because the small 1 to 1 1/2 inch incision is placed deep within the armpit. Dr. Lo is highly experienced in this technique and has been performing this technique for over 15 years. He is pleased to offer this state-of-the art, proven technique to his patients.
Meeting your Aesthetic Goals
Your objectives for breast augmentation surgery will be extensively discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Lo.
Dr Lo uses three ways to help you determine the best breast size for you to give you a natural result and to complement your body.
Using our 3D imaging machine, you will be able to see your possible new look with different size implants and you can choose the look that you like the best!
During your consultation, sizers placed in your bra will be used to assist you in determining your desired size and shape.
Dr. Lo will use a temporary breast implant sizer during your surgery and trial different volumes to determine the final volume that will meet your goals. The breast implant sizer is then removed and replaced with the permanent implant with the proper volume that meets your stated wishes. This is all done at the time of your breast augmentation surgery. The breast implant procedure from beginning to end usually takes approximately one hour. With this approach for exact volume determination you can be assured that your final breast shape and size is what you wanted.
The vast majority of women are very happy with their breast augmentation procedure. They have the breast size they have always desired or have the breasts restored to their original appearance and size before pregnancy or weight loss. They feel better and are more confident about their body proportions and are able to wear the clothes they wish. They are no longer self conscious about their breasts.
Pain After Breast Augmentation...A very subjective topic. -- THINK POSITIVE is the bottom line!
Dr. Adrian Lo has found that one of the most common questions his patients ask
before breast augmentation surgery, is the level of "pain" they make
experience from the surgery. This is a very subjective question, as the
woman's perception of pain after surgery can vary dramatically from one woman
to the next. So, the most common thing we have found is that the patient that
is "happy and excited, eager" before her surgery often describes her feeling
as a "pressure", and not pain. This type of patient often only takes
prescription pain medicine for 1- 2 days, then either switches to a Tylenol or
discontinues oral medicine entirely! If a woman is very "nervous, anxious and
not mentally ready" for surgery, she has a greater likelihood of using the
prescription pain medication longer.
With this realization in mind, Dr. Lo will discuss the patients feeling
preoperatively, observing the patients state of mind to help guide her more
towards the mindset of putting herself in a "happier state of mind" and
perhaps trying some yoga or meditation exercises to help her calm herself and
be in a "happy place" prior to surgery. Some form of anti-anxiety exercise, or
perhaps medication, may be suggested too. A great book at bedtime, getting a
massage the day before surgery, and practicing quiet time before sleep a few
nights before surgery can also be ideal and help a lot with this pre-op
Another factor that goes along with the "psyche" of the pre-operative patient
is what she has "heard from her friend who had this surgery" ...and what she
is perceiving her own outcome to be. Dr. Lo reminds all patients that this is
not a healthy way to approach surgery, as everyone has a totally different
level of pain tolerance, her lifestyle great impacts how she is going to feel,
and how she handles her post surgery recovery (icing often, not "doing too
much" during the time she is to be gentle and kind to her body for healing)
all factor in to how she is going to feel post op.
During the surgery, Dr. Lo performs several technical factors to minimize
" One of the most important ways to minimize pain for the patient is to handle
the tissues and breasts gently during the surgery; I find this makes a big
difference. I also inject a long acting local anesthetic during the surgery to
give the women pain relief for hours after the surgery. Although I don't want
the women to do too much, it is important to get up and move around and not
So, remember, "positive attitude" yet again serves a very good purpose in life! Happy post-op to all!
Dr. Adrian Lo
Go to Dr. Lo's Before & After Breast Augmentation Photos