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Implant Augmentation

Breast Augmentation naturally increases or restores breast size and enhances the shape and texture of the breasts by using implants. People with small breasts can have more symmetric, attractive and voluminous breasts. Also, this procedure enhances the overall silhouette of the body. After a close 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 their breast size and/or shape
  3. 3. Those who want to improve the symmetry of their breasts
  4. 4. Those who want to correct congenital deformities
  5. 5. Those who want to boost their confidence and feel more feminine
  6. 6. Those who want to restore volume that was 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's doctors to achieve the most satisfying results. These days, the anatomical(teardrop-shaped) implant is the most popular among women due to its natural shape.

How is Breast Augmentation performed?

  1. 1) Incision location
    • breast augmentation depending on areas of incision
      a. Transaxillary approach (Armpit incision)
      With the transaxillary approach, the breast implants are placed through an incision in the armpit. The armpit incision is barely visible and blends in with the natural creases of the armpit. An endoscope is used to help create a pocket for the breast implant as well as accurately position 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 a secret.
    • b. Periareolar approach (Areola incision)
      This approach makes the scar the least visible scar due to the incision being made in the lower part of the areola. This method allows for a direct view 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 an 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 along the bottom of the breast and the scar can be hidden. The biggest advantage of this method is that it takes a less surgery time 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. Subglandular insertion (Placement under the breast gland)
      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 ample cleavage and the implant is not affected by the muscle movement.
    • submuscular insertion
      b. Submuscular insertion (Placement under the muscle)
      This is a method used for people with minimal breast tissue. The implant is inserted below the muscle and breast tissue. The advantage of this method is better concealment of the implant, especially the cleavage area, due to the upper portion of the implant being placed under the muscle.
    • subfascial insertiion
      c. Subfascial insertion (Placement under the connective tissue of the muscle)
      This method is done by placing the implant under the connective tissue of the muscle. The advantage of this method is that the implant is unlikely to rotate and there is less asymmetry when the muscles contract.