The plastic surgeon will perform a comprehensive diagnosis before initiating the breast augmentation treatment. The diagnosis may include a physical examination, where the surgeon will analyze the current shape and size of the breast. During the physical evaluation, the plastic surgeon will ask about your medical history and current medication or supplements if you are taking any.
The plastic surgeon will also recommend some diagnostic tests to rule out any underlying cause before determining the technique for breast augmentation surgery, such as:
- Blood test
- Urine culture
- Chest X-ray
After a thorough diagnosis, the plastic surgeon will suggest the most suitable technique to perform the breast augmentation procedure. There are different kinds of methods through which enlarged breast size can be achieved:
Trans-axillary- The plastic surgeon makes an incision in the armpit to access the cavity available behind the mammary gland to insert the breast implant in order to increase the breast size. This procedure doesn’t involve any incision on the breast itself.
Inframammary fold or Sub-pectoral- In this technique of breast augmentation surgery, the plastic surgeon makes an incision underneath the breast. This technique gives complete access to the plastic surgeon to put the selected breast implant while controlling its positioning behind the mammary gland.
Peri-aeriolar- During this procedure, the plastic surgeon makes an incision around the areas of the nipple-areolar. The color around the nipple skin is darker as compared to the rest of the breast. The incision made during the breast augmentation surgery on the areola fades away in due course once healed properly.