woman measuring breastsIf you’re in the planning stages of your breast augmentation, you probably have some questions about your many options. One of the decisions you’ll make before your procedure is what type of breast implant incision you’d like to go with.

To help you narrow down your options, take a look at the three most common breast augmentation incision types and their pros and cons.

Inframammary Incision

 

The inframammary breast augmentation incision is the most popular of all your options for breast implant incision placement. This technique involves incisions that follow the natural crease beneath your breasts, allowing for close access to the breast pocket and therefore very precise implant placement.*

In the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon, inframammary incisions should be easily hidden by a bra or bikini top.*

Periareolar Incision

Another common breast augmentation incision type is called the periareolar incision. Using this technique, your cosmetic surgeon will create a semi-circular incision on the lower half of your areola, which is the pigmented area surrounding your nipple. One of the benefits of the periareolar incision is that scars are very easily camouflaged.*

If you plan on breastfeeding in the future, the periareolar incision might not be right for you.

Transaxillary Incision

The transaxillary incision method is less common because it is more technically difficult and allows for less convenient access to the breast pocket than the inframammary and periareolar incisions. However, since this type of incision is made in your underarm area, there will be no scarring on the surface of your breast.*

If you’re still having trouble deciding which breast implant options could be the best choice for you, schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon.

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

 

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