Breast Augmentation for Asian Patients
Before & After Breast Augmentation with smooth round 440cc implants
Dr Hodgkinson has a large group of Asian patients who are keen on cosmetic surgery, particularly breast augmentation. In general, these patients tend to be petite and slim with small breasts. In these instances I tend to use a saline implant, as it will achieve a nice improvement for patients who are very flat in the breasts. I will note here that 50% of cosmetics surgeons in the United States still use saline implants, and patients appreciate the safety factor associated with them.
There are several ways of inserting breast implants. These include the periareolar incision (around the nipple), transaxillary incision (through the armpit), inframammary incision (under the breast fold), and transumbilical breast augmentation or TUBA (through the belly button).
Asian patients, in particular, are very appreciative to have scars minimized due to the tendency to develop pigmented or thick scarring for a long period of time after surgery. For this reason I am happy to perform the transaxillary incision, and for those patients that desire it, the TUBA incision, that will place the scar in the least conspicuous spot.