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The aesthetic approach for insertion of a breast implant is through an axillary incision. The scar is hidden in an inconspicuous and infrequently exposed site; it is also often scarcely visible when faded. The described technique is simple and requires an added stab incision. Direct visualisation of the pocket provides a degree of precision and control previously not attained. The size of the axillary incision is determined by the size of the folded inflatable prosthesis.
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Accepted: February 12, 1993
Received: October 6, 1992
© 1993 The British Asscociation of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc.