Do you have indecision with breast implant incision? Let us help you.
Part of your breast augmentation consultation will include a discussion about incision types. Although their placements differ, incision types have the same objective, and that is to provide access for implant placement. Of course, wherever the surgeon makes the incision, the scars will also appear.
This is the reason you need to select a type of incision carefully. Sure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tripti Burt can make recommendations, but the final call should be yours. After all, you know best when it comes to your breast enhancement goals.
After you decide on a breast implant type and size, the next selection will be incision type. As there are different incisions to choose from, we’ll identify the ones that are commonly used in breast augmentation, their placements, and their advantages. Once you’re armed with the basic knowledge, you’ll be able to choose a type of incision that’s right for you and your aesthetic goals.
- Transaxillary Incision
An incision is made in the crease of the underarm, which keeps the scar inconspicuous. For this reason, transaxillary incision is the most popular choice for many women and Dr. Burt has placed hundreds of implants through this technique with great success.
- Inframammary Incision
The incision is made under the breast, in the area where the rib cage meets the lower part of the breast. As the incision provides an access close to the space for implant placement, many plastic surgeons prefer this technique.
If you choose cohesive gel or “gummy bear” implants, an inframammary incision will help give the implants a firm texture. Another advantageous factor to this incision type is it’s helpful when there is a need for a revision surgery.
Although surgical scars are slightly visible with this incision type, clothes can conceal them easily.
- Periareolar Incision
In this approach, the surgeon will make an incision around the areolas, which will make the scars less visible. This allows your doctor to control the implants’ position as well.
As you decide on your choice of incision, consider your anatomy, implant type, the extent of your breast enlargement, and your doctor’s recommendation. You may want to consider your plans for the future, as well, especially if you want to have a baby/breastfeed a few years down the road.
Now that you know you can choose the type of incision, make sure that you select the right one. Seek guidance from Dr. Burt to help you make an informed decision. Book a consultation appointment today.