Trans-Axillary breast augmentation allows implants to be placed through the armpit without a visible scar on the breast or chest wall. Revision of the implant is possible through the same trans-axillary incision but can be challenging. Silicone implants can be placed through the trans-axillary incision, but the volume may be slightly limited. Patient satisfaction is high with the trans-axillary incision.
The incision is placed in the armpit and can heal well. In the initial post-operative period the arm-pit scar can be quite thick and red, but typically fades over the course of three months to one-year. It is important not to use hair removal creams for several weeks after the trans-axillary incision. It is ok to use an electric razor after one week and a straight razor after about three weeks.