Now, the other operation in China that is gaining tremendous popularity is that of the breast augmentation. What the Chinese prefer when it comes to this operation and many Asians is to do this operation through the armpit so that is a transaxillary breast augmentation. I talked about that during my trip because I perform the transaxillary breast augmentation with the use of the endoscope for more accurate and precise placement and dissection. It is of particular note that the Asian populations fear the development of scars and prominent scars that is why they prefer to have that scar in the armpit and not anywhere visibly on the breasts. It is also of particular mention and note the implant sizes that are the most popular vary from 180 cc to 230 cc. So, they prefer smaller volume breast augmentation compared to the rest of the world, which I believe is healthy for the long run as well as smaller implants not to stretch the breast too much.
Part of the apprehension has been due to the fact that they are afraid of the lower abdominal scars. In general, the Asian populations have a slightly incidence to develop hypertrophic scars and keloids in the medical literature. However, that is the pathological kind of healing. Normal type of healing is no difference in Asian populations and scarring compared to Western populations, white populations, black populations, or any other human race for that part.
John Anastasatos, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills