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So there are three ways that we can insert a breast implant. We can do it through the armpit, we can do it through an incision around the nipple, or we can do it in the crease underneath the breast. That’s called the IMF incision. Of all those three ways, our favourite way of doing it is actually through the crease underneath the breast ’cause it gives you the best long-term scar that’s almost invisible because it’s perfectly hidden in the crease underneath the breast. In addition to that, it conveys a whole lot of benefits in terms of biofilm. So one of the bigger problems with capsular contracture was mostly related to both the type of implants as well as the evidence of biofilm which is a really low-grade bacterial infection around the implant. Because you got bacteria around your nipple as well as around the armpit, your rates of capsular contracture go right up to four or five times higher than through incisions underneath the breast. So for all those reasons, our preferred incision is through the crease underneath the breast. And it’s meant that capsular contraction, once a problem that used to occur with up to 20% of all breast augmentations is almost unheard of now.
Choosing the right procedure and surgeon is important. I believe that helping my clients make informed decisions is key to a great result so if you have a question or would like to know more about something specific, please let me know – Regards, Alex.