Scarless Breast Augmentation

No-Breast-Scar Breast Augmentation for the Modern, Sophisticated Woman

Many women want larger, fuller breasts. But they may not want visible scars on their breasts from having implants inserted. Dr. Rapaport offers an innovative endoscopic breast augmentation procedure so that patients can enhance their breasts without scarring. Board-certified plastic surgeon David P. Rapaport, MD, has more experience in the endoscopic underarm technique of breast augmentation (breast implants) than any other plastic surgeon in the New York area.

Learn More About Scarless Breast Augmentation

Women seeking breast enhancement without visible scarring may be good candidates for Dr. Rapaport’s scarless breast augmentation. Breast augmentation can benefit women who have naturally small breasts or those who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy, age, or weight loss.

Those who also have sagging breasts may also need a breast lift performed simultaneously. During a detailed consultation, Dr. Rapaport will help you determine the best option for your needs.

Dr. Rapaport has been performing underarm, endoscopic breast augmentation for over 27 years and is a pioneer in endoscopic breast surgery. Combined with Dr. Rapaport’s experience, this technique has drawn patients locally, nationally, and internationally to New York City to seek out Dr. Rapaport for breast augmentation without breast scars.

With transaxillary endoscopic breast augmentation, discreet incisions are hidden neatly in the underarm, creating a result that appears organic and non-surgical. By utilizing a narrow tubular camera, the endoscopic approach allows for great accuracy in terms of implant placement, helping to reduce the risk of complications. 

As one of the top plastic surgeons in NYC, Dr. Rapaport has pioneered and mastered this technique and is eager to provide his clients with the most advanced, groundbreaking technology available. He continuously strives to stay ahead of the curve, preserving every patient’s long-term health and safety in the process.

Like any breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Rapaport’s scarless, endoscopic approach is tailored to each patient’s needs. He will create a personalized treatment plan with you before the surgery that details the implants to be used, the incision placement, and whether the implants will be below or above the pectoral muscle. 

Dr. Rapaport generally recommends positioning the implants under the pectoralis muscle. The muscle covering the top part of the implant results in a more natural-appearing breast with less likelihood of a visible implant edge or visible rippling.

Breast augmentation procedures are typically performed with general anesthesia or IV sedation, also called twilight anesthesia. Dr. Rapaport’s board-certified anesthesiologist will administer the chosen anesthesia and monitor the patient throughout the procedure. Once the sedation or anesthesia is administered, Dr. Rapaport will make small incisions in each underarm. He will use an endoscope to insert the breast implants through these incisions and place them carefully under the chest muscles. The implants are then filled, and the incisions are closed.

Breast Implants

Breast implants come in various shapes, sizes, and textures. Some women want round implants for optimal fullness and cleavage; others prefer the more natural appearance of teardrop implants.

There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Scarless breast augmentation uses saline implants since these can be filled after they’ve been inserted, making it possible to use a small incision under the arm instead of incisions on the breasts. Dr. Rapaport also offers silicone implants for those less concerned with scarring. Both saline and silicone implants have their own unique advantages.

Patients who have non-physical jobs, such as at a desk, can commonly return to work about five days following surgery. We will prescribe pain medication for the first two to three days to manage discomfort, and patients must keep their activities at a low level for that period.

All patients must have an adult spend the first night with them after breast augmentation for their safety. Most patients do not require prescription pain medicine after the third day and will be fine with just Tylenol. Many patients find ice packs helpful to reduce discomfort during the first postoperative night, avoiding any direct application of ice to the skin.

Despite being allowed to return to work after five days, patients are strictly prohibited from engaging in aerobic activity, including sexual activity, for ten days. Mild aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, is generally permitted after about ten days, and full aerobic activity after three weeks. Similarly, Dr. Rapaport does not advise any leisure travel for vacation less than three weeks after surgery.

Many women feel more confident and feminine, alleviating the frustration of deflated or asymmetrical breasts. Breast augmentation without scars on the breasts allows patients to enjoy the results without anxiety about scarring.

The results of breast augmentation are typically permanent. Most breast implants last a decade or more. Patients can have the implants removed later if desired, and occasionally, capsular contracture may occur and require implant removal. This risk is minimal, however, and most women enjoy their breast enhancement results for a lifetime.

Take the Next Step

Every patient’s transformation journey at Rapaport Plastic Surgery begins with a detailed consultation with Dr. Rapaport. To learn more about scarless breast augmentation and determine if it’s the right choice for you, fill out the form below or call us at (212) 249-9955 to schedule an appointment. Our team is dedicated to providing the best plastic surgery NYC has to offer.

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