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Thinking About Breast Implants? Here's What you Need to KnowBy Dr. Ferrari | September 20, 2022 | Premier Plastic Surgery Center

If you're thinking about getting breast implants, you're not alone. In 2020, over 200,000 women in the United States underwent breast augmentation surgery, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Women are choosing breast implants to improve their looks and boost their confidence. However, selecting a qualified surgeon is essential before deciding to have breast augmentation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

There are many benefits to choosing Dr. Ferrari, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, for your breast augmentation procedure. His individualized approach ensures that you'll get results that are tailored to your aesthetic goals and anatomy. Additionally, he has performed more than 11,000 cosmetic surgeries during his career and is highly skilled in breast augmentation, so you can feel confident you're in good hands.

Placing implants under the arm

Many women, especially those with perky breasts, are good candidates for under-the-arm insertion of breast implants. This entry point avoids the need to place the implant through the nipple (areola) area, reducing breast scars to zero. Instead, Dr. Ferrari makes an incision in the crease of the underarm. When it heals, nine out of ten women cannot find their scar as it looks like one of their underarm wrinkles.

Thin skin makes thin scars

Under the arm, the skin is thin, which makes for a thin scar. Another advantage of an armpit incision is that the underarm area is moist, and moist scars heal well.

Using endoscopic tech

Dr. Ferrari uses a special endoscopic video camera that shows him a magnified view of the inside of the breast and allows him to create the pocket for the implant.

A Safer way

There is less risk of nerve damage for under-the-arm implant placement than there is when going in through the nipple. That's because the image of the nerves is amplified on the viewing screen, giving the doctor a clear view.

Always Innovating

Dr. Ferrari was one of the first doctors to do breast implant placement through the underarm. He started in the 1990s in Miami, Florida, and even taught a course about it. Dr. Ferrari has since placed countless implants through the underarm.

It's challenging to place the implant on top of the muscle when going under the arm. However, Dr. Ferrari is so practiced at this technique that he does it all the time for his patients.

The advantage of placing implants over the muscle

If you visit Dr. Ferrari for implants, chances are he will give you silicone implants that he places over your pectoral muscles. This is the procedure Dr. Ferrari performs for ninety percent of his patients who get breast implants in Charlotte, North Carolina. That's because most of Dr. Ferrari's patients are athletic and want to work out and still look natural when they move their pec muscles.

If the implant is placed under the pectoral muscle, then when you flex these muscles, the implant can move in a way many women find unnatural.

Dr. Ferrari's unique skill set

It takes a special skill set to place silicone breast implants over the pectoral muscle and make them look natural and attractive. And Dr. Ferrari has done this countless times to perfection. This is just one of the many reasons Dr. Ferrari is the best surgeon for breast implants in Charlotte, North Carolina!

Quick recovery from breast augmentation

With Dr. Ferrari's over-the-muscle technique, the recovery time is quick. Many patients can return to work in one to two days, especially if they have an office job or work from home.

On the other hand, under-the-muscle implant placement usually requires you to take at least one week off from office-type work.

In addition, the muscle tends to cave in the ribs over time. So, if someday you're elderly and take out your implant, you can be left with a sunken zone where the implants used to be that can look somewhat like an ashtray. This is something Dr. Ferrari likes to avoid.

Why are some implants placed under the muscle?

There is still a good reason for going under the muscle with an implant, and that's when saline implants are placed. However, only a small portion (about 10 percent) of Dr. Ferrari's patients opt for saline implants. The majority of patients prefer silicone implants because they move and feel more like natural breasts.

Most surgeons are still placing silicone implants under the muscle despite the disadvantages. That's because when saline implants were the only game in town, surgeons got used to placing implants under the muscle.

Plus, under the muscle is easier because there is already a space under the muscle, so the surgeon can lift it and place the implant there.

Whereas, over the muscle, the surgeon has to create the correct space for the implant to make it look symmetric. Dr. Ferrari is well versed in both techniques, although he prefers to place implants over the pec muscle for the reasons previously listed.


Dr. Ferrari bases his unique approach to breast implants on years of experience and a deep understanding of female anatomy. His over-the-muscle technique results in a quick recovery time and natural-looking results. If you are considering breast implants in Charlotte, North Carolina, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ferrari to learn more about his unique approach.

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