A woman’s breasts are often one of the most important parts of her appearance. That’s why it’s no surprise that each year, thousands of women make the decision to move forward with breast augmentation, or a “boob job,” to help them look and feel their best. In fact, breast augmentation is the top cosmetic surgery for women, with more than 280,000 procedures performed in 2019 alone.
Breast augmentation is on the top of the list for a very good reason: It’s one of the best confidence-boosting cosmetic surgeries there is and can go a long way in helping a woman rejuvenate her body and achieve a more feminine look. If you’re looking for ways to increase volume or correct asymmetry in your breasts, you may be considering cosmetic surgery as an option.
Whether you’ve always wanted to increase the size of your breasts or you’ve made the decision to restore volume that was lost due to weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging, breast augmentation is an excellent way to achieve the results you want.
Chances are, you’ve already started researching traditional breast augmentation techniques. However, what you may not know about is Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™, an innovative technique that offers more natural, long-lasting results. Here’s everything you need to know about Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™.
What Is Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™?
Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ is a procedure developed by a board-certified specialist in breast and body procedures, Rian A. Maercks, MD. The procedure is designed to create natural-looking results with great longevity, while also preserving natural aesthetics and preserving muscle form and function.
Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ delivers cleavage that appears natural and does not cause breasts to appear squeezed down or pushed to the sides with muscle contraction and arm motions. If the nipples appear too low, a breast lift can also be incorporated alongside breast augmentation.
This approach is largely preferred by models and athletes because it allows for more unique options in breast form. The procedure also leaves the breasts without scars because it can be performed through a very small incision in the armpit.
How Does It Differ From Traditional Breast Augmentation?
During traditional breast augmentation procedures, the muscle is typically incised at the bottom and swings up to the top of the breast above the implant. Breast implants are placed under the pectoralis major muscle using a technique that’s commonly referred to as “dual-plane” or submuscular. The muscle then serves as additional tissue coverage on top of the implant, and although there are benefits to this approach, it often leads to a very unnatural look.
For example, traditional breast augmentation procedures can result in widely-spaced, more artificial-looking breasts that have a tendency to “bottom out” or get lower and wider over time. This is because in many cases the muscle forces the implants to drop too low and to the sides. Traditional, “under the muscle” breast augmentation can also cause what’s referred to as “animation,” when the implants move around during different forms of physical activity.
On the other hand, the Cold-SubFascial technique differs from the most commonly used approaches in a number of ways. Unlike traditional breast augmentation techniques, Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ does not alter or incise the muscle. Instead, the cosmetic surgeon performing the procedure makes a transaxillary incision underneath a woman’s armpit to achieve a scarless result.
The breasts are shaped and supported using preserved fascia, a strong connective tissue layer that covers the muscle. During Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™, fascia is draped over the top of the implant to make it less noticeable and offer a very natural appearance. The fascia acts similarly to a supportive bra inside of the breast by taking the load of the implant and helping to protect breast tissue from the forces of gravity.
The procedure is referred to as “cold” because it avoids electrocautery, or blunt dissection, which can cause structural damage to the breast tissue. This is different from traditional breast augmentation techniques, which include the use of electrocautery devices to remove the adjacent breast tissue.
Overall, this rare, modern approach allows the cosmetic surgeon excellent control in comparison to traditional techniques—and the end results truly speak for themselves!
Who Is a Good Candidate For Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™?
Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ can be performed on nearly any healthy patient who is seeking larger, more symmetric breasts. The Cold Subfascial approach is ideal for women who want increased volume without the widely separated, “augmented” look that sometimes comes with traditional techniques.
Similar to other breast and body procedures, Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ can be tailored to meet each individual patient’s goals for their appearance. Any woman who has previously undergone traditional breast augmentation with less-than-optimal results may also be a candidate for revision surgery using the Cold Subfascial technique.
This ultimately allows for a much softer, more natural outcome that holds up better over time. Although it’s commonly thought that you cannot have Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ if you’re a very thin woman, it actually works very well in these cases. Because the procedure is completely customizable, it can be tailored to meet your needs regardless of the shape of your body.
What Are Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ Recovery and Results Like?
Most patients do not require specialized post-operative care after Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™. With that said, sometimes in very slim patients with tight skin envelopes, a few weeks of post-operative strapping may be helpful to achieve an ideal end result.
According to Dr. Maercks, the goals of Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ are to “preserve natural aesthetics, preserve muscle form and function, deliver natural-appearing true cleavage, contour a full superior pole of the breast, and offer support to ensure enduring natural results.” And the procedure does just that.
A breast and body cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Maercks can explain the procedure in detail and help prepare you for the likely outcome. Additionally, before and after photos are an excellent way to envision results you can expect from the Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ procedure.
Boost Your Confidence With Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™
Breast augmentation can be a truly transformative experience for women looking to enhance the appearance of their breasts and boost their confidence. Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ offers the same benefits as traditional techniques and more, minus the unwelcome side effects and complications that can sometimes occur.
If you’re interested in breast augmentation surgery and curious about the different options available, Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™ may be the perfect fit. Schedule your consultation with our specialist in cosmetic breast and body procedures to learn whether you’re a candidate for customizable Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation™.