Can Silicone Breast Implants Be Put In Through The Armpit?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can the silicone implants be inserted through an armpit incision? I’m looking into getting implants. Im 30 years old and have had 3 kids. I use to be a full C now I’m barely a B. I know by research that knowing what one to go with or how big to get the look I want is impossible via email but could you send me as much information as you could. Maybe a price range I would be looking at before I get my hopes up on finally getting it done. Thanks in advance.

A: Silicone implants can be placed through the armpit up to a certain size, usually in the maximum range of 400cc to 500ccs based on my experience. Beyond that size they need to be placed through an inframammary fold incision. Having had three children a very important consideration is if you have any significant breast sagging. If you do you may not be able to get by with just implants alone. I would have to see pictures of your breasts to better answer that question. One can anticipate the total cost of silicone breast implants to be in the $5,000 range.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana