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Breast Augmentation Guide Part 3 – Breast Augmentation FAQ


What is transaxillary sub-muscular breast augmentation?
Transaxillary sub-muscular breast augmentation is a type of breast surgery where the implants are placed through incisions made at the armpits. The key benefit to this type of breast augmentation is that there are no scars left on the breast themselves.

Dr Lynam is currently the only surgeon offering this form of breast augmentation in Richmond.
How is it performed?
The surgery is performed by making incisions at the armpits and the placing the implants in place through the use of an endoscope. The surgery is minimally-invasive and allows for very natural-looking results.
What type of implants are used?
The best type of implants for this form of breast augmentation is IDEAL IMPLANT, which is a specially-developed form of saline implant.
How long does the surgery take?
Surgery usually takes around one hour to complete and is performed under general anaesthetic.
How do I find a good surgeon?
When you’re looking for the right surgeon to perform your breast augmentation, there are certain key factors to take into account. Some of the most important things to look out for are –

  • Qualifications and training
  • Board-certification
  • Experience
  • Location
  • Cost

Will my insurance cover the costs?
In most cases, the answer is no. Because breast augmentation is considered an elective procedure, most insurance providers will not cover the costs. The main exception to this is when breast augmentation is being used to re-build the breasts after breast cancer. You should speak with your insurance provider if you have any questions about this.
How long will the results last?
Breast augmentation is typically a long-lasting procedure. The main thing to keep an eye on is the implants themselves. Check-ups are recommended every 2-3 years to check that everything is as it should be.
Are there any side effects?
In the weeks following surgery, side effects such as swelling, bruising and soreness are to be expected. These side effects will subside as time goes by and the final results of your surgery will become more apparent.

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam is Richmond's only board-certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon. He has helped numerous people within the community tumor surgeries, breast reconstructions, and facial trauma surgeries.

Dr. Lynam was voted one of Richmond's "Top Docs" in plastic surgery and one of Richmond's "Best Plastic Surgeons to take you back 20 years" by Richmond Magazine in 2010. Additionally, he is known as an expert plastic surgeon on RealSelf and was honored as one of the Top 100 Doctors on RealSelf in 2013.

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