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THE BEGINNING
JK PLASTIC SURGERY

Breast SurgeryBREAST AUGMENTATION

Implant Augmentation

Breast Augmentation naturally increases or restores breast size and enhances the shape and texture of the breasts of women by using implants. People with small breasts can have more symmetric, attractive and voluminous breasts. Also, this procedure enhances an overall silhouette of the body. Through a closer assessment, the most suitable implant type, size and incision location will be recommended for each individual patient.

Breast Augmentation can benefit

  1. 1. People who are flat chested
  2. 2. Those who are unsatisfied with breast size or shape
  3. 3. Those who want to improve symmetry of breasts
  4. 4. Those who want to correct congenital deformities
  5. 5. Those who want to boost confidence and feel more feminine
  6. 6. Those who want to restore volume lost after breastfeeding or pregnancy

Implant Selection

JK offers a wide range of government approved implants in various types and sizes. Patients can select the right type and size with JK doctors to achieve the most satisfying results. These days, the anatomical or teardrop-shaped implant is the most popular for its natural shape.

How is Breast Augmentation performed?

  1. 1) Incision Location
    • breast augmentation depending on areas of incision
      a. Transaxillary Approach (Under armpit incision)
      In transaxillary approach, the breast implants are placed through an armpit incision. The armpit incision is barely visible and blends in with the natural creases of the armpit. An endoscope is used to help in the creation of the pocket for the breast implant and the accurate positioning of the implant. Unlike other approaches, this procedure can be done with a wide range of patients. This method is especially appealing to people who want to keep the surgery their little secret.
    • b. Periareolar Approach (Areola incision)
      This approach makes the scar the least visible due to the incision being made in the lower part of the areola. This method allows for direct vision of the surgical site allowing the surgeon to be careful and precise with implant placement. It also allows for the surgeon to handle the breast tissue directly for better implant adaptation. The disadvantage of this method is that the operation may take longer depending on the size of patient’s areola. It is recommended for those with areola size of 2.5cm or larger.
    • c. Inframammary Fold Approach (Breast fold incision)
      In Western countries, this approach is most commonly used. An incision is made at the fold below the breast and the scar can be hidden. The biggest advantage of this method is that it takes a shorter surgery and recovery compared to other approaches. However, this method can show a visible scar if the lower part of the breast is exposed.
  2. 2) Implant Location
    • subglanular insertion
      a. Subglanular Insertion (유선조직 밑 삽입)
      This is a widely used method for people who already have enough existing breast tissue. The implant is inserted just below the existing breast tissue. This method gives the most natural shape and texture. The advantage is a very distinct cleavage and the implant is not affected by the muscle movement.
    • submuscular insertion
      b. Submuscular Insertion (이중평면 삽입)
      Scars are the least visible with this approach, because the incision is made in the lower part of the areola. This method allows for direct vision of the surgical site allowing the surgeon to be very precise and careful with implant placement. It also allows for the surgeon to handle the breast tissue directly for better implant adaptation. The disadvantage of this method is that the operation may take longer depending on the size of patient’s areola. It is recommended for those with areola size of 2.5cm or larger.
    • subfascial insertiion
      C. Subfascial Insertion (근막 밑 삽입)
      In Western countries, this approach is the most commonly used. An incision is made at the fold below the breast and the scar can be hidden. The biggest advantage of this method is that it takes a shorter surgery and recovery time compared to other approaches. However, this method can show a visible scar if the lower part of the breast is exposed.