Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic surgeries, and the scars associated with it are usually very discrete. However there are several factors to consider when choosing a breast implant incision site, and these will impact how visible the scar is after healing. The incisions are made based on the augmentation approach, so the surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of each prior to surgery.
Most women will have their own personal aesthetic goals, but the surgeon will help them understand why a certain approach is the right one for them. The final decision will also be influenced by the type of implant being used, and the technique best suited to that implant.
When choosing a breast implant incision site, women should be aware of the various augmentation techniques as follows:
- The inframammary incision – made in the crease beneath the breast, and is perhaps the most common of all the incision sites. This approach is especially beneficial for women with deep breast folds, as the scars will be well concealed beneath them.
- The Periareolar incision – made on the edge of the areolar, which is the dark area surrounding the nipple. The scar is least visible when it is placed at the seam between the light breast tissue, and the areolar.
- The Transaxillary incision – made in the armpit fold, so there is no scar on the breast.
When choosing a breast implant incision site, women should carefully consider how they want to look after surgery. All the incision choices can produce beautiful results, if they are performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Kyle Song of Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA specializes in plastic surgeries of the breast, face, and body. You can visit the website at http://www.songplasticsurgery.com/ for more information about breast augmentation or call (949) 701-4454.