There are three incision options for breast augmentation surgery. Each incision type has its own benefits. Our Denver plastic surgeons will discuss with you the pros and cons of each type, and will help you decide which option is best for your body type and breast implant goals. We typically only recommend one of the three: Inframammary incisions.
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Three Incision Types
Each incision option has particular advantages and disadvantages, and there are risks associated with each type. The three breast augmentation incision options are:
- Inframammary – Inframammary incisions are made at the crease at the bottom of the breast where the breast meets your rib cage. This is the most common type, and it allows our plastic surgeons to have the most control over the placement of the implant. It is beneficial because the incision and any scars are hidden under the breast, and it will not interfere with breast feeding. This is also the best choice to correct asymmetrical breasts. This is the incision type we most often recommend for your implant surgery.
- Peri-areolar – Peri-areolar incisions are made around the nipple. This results in a thin scar that blends in with the areola, so it is generally less visible than the scars formed by other incision options. The peri-areolar option is ideally suited to correct nipple inversion, and is a good choice for both saline implants and silicone implants.
- Transaxillary – A transaxillary incision is made in the armpit, eliminating any visible scarring on the breast itself. Scars from a transaxillary incision may be more visible in a dress or swimsuit.
Please speak with one of our experienced breast implant surgeons to discuss your options.