Dr. Maercks has developed a new breast augmentation technique called Cold Subfascial Breast Augmentation© to achieve the most natural-looking results, with optimal longevity. Dr. Maercks developed this technique to provide supported, long-term control of breast shape and cosmetic appearance.
Cold Subfascial Breast Augmentation procedure details
Unlike conventional techniques for breast augmentation, Cold Subfascial Breast Augmentation is placed above the muscle, but under the fascia. This technique will preserve muscle form and function, add fullness to the superior pole of the breast, perfect cleavage without the gap, and contour a shape that appears natural. Dr. Maercks takes a transaxillary approach (under the armpit incision), which requires more technical skill but leaves virtually no scarring. Conventional techniques for breast augmentation use electrocautery for dissection, but Dr. Maercks uses cold dissection. Electrocautery devices are universally used in breast surgery and burn the adjacent tissues, which causes local tissue death. Dr. Maercks’s Cold Subfascial technique ensures that the maximum amount of strong, supportive fascia is elevated while producing zero thermal damage.
The end result is a continuous supportive “brassiere” with a precise design for the most beautiful feminine form. In cases where the ideal nipple position is above the current nipple position, the main option would be a breast lift, but many patients prefer to avoid a lift scar. A scarless breast augmentation is possible by lowering the fold of the breast via Cold Subfascial Breast Augmentation, which will rotate the nipple upwards (also called “auto-rotation”). Auto-rotation will give the breast an automatic lift, leaving the patient with natural-looking and scarless breasts. There are several advantages to the Cold Subfascial Breast Augmentation, including a beautiful re-draping of breast tissue over the top of the implant, which results in a less noticeable implant and gives the breast a very natural appearance. In addition, the fascia acts like a support bra inside the breast, taking the load of the implant and protecting the breast tissues from the forces of gravity.