Breast augmentation is a common procedure. There are several different incision choices when performing breast augmentation.
There is a large advantage to the transaxillary incision. The transaxillary incision is well hidden in the armpit and there is no visible scar on the breast or chest wall.
The transaxillary incision requires more care in the post-operative period. The armpits need to be clean and dry. Often the scar can form a ridge in the armpit. This can make is slightly more difficult to shave.
Often we laser the armpit a few weeks prior to surgery to facilitate hygiene in the post-operative period.