Step 1 – Anesthesia
You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedures, your health history and his preferences.
Step 2 – The incision
In order to ensure that there is minimal visible scarring, Dr. Jimerson has several incision options that he will discuss with you.
All incisions are used to insert the breast implant, regardless of the type used. They include periareolar incision, which is made around the areola. The inframammary incision is made underneath the breast, in the area where it meets the body. In the transaxillary incision, access for the implant is made underneath the arm, in the armpit area.
Step 3 – Inserting and placing the breast implant
There are two options for placing the implant; one is under the pectoral muscle, the other is right behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle. This will depend on the type of implant, your body type, how much increase in size is desired and Dr. Jimerson’s preference.
Once the implants are inserted, the incisions are closed using sutures, surgical tape or surgical glue. You’ll be able to see the results immediately after surgery, but some swelling will be present.