28 Jul Breast Augmentation Incision Techniques
Breast augmentation surgery is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and improve symmetry of the breasts, or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. One of the most difficult decisions women make when considering augmentation is related to the location of the incision.
Each woman has a unique set of circumstances involved in wanting and having a breast augmentation including the type of breast implant, degree of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy and patient-surgeon preference. It is these differences, in addition to everyone’s unique shape and size that board certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Park considers when consulting with the patient on the best location of the breast augmentation incision.
He will use one of three different locations when performing a breast augmentation:
- Tucked in the underarm (axillary)
- Camouflaged around the lower edge of the areola (periareolar)
- Hidden under the breast at the natural crease (inframammary)
Some women prefer the inframammary fold or periareolar scars because those are always hidden with clothing, even with a small bikini top. Other women choose the axillary approach to avoid scars on the breast that may be visible while looking at the breasts in a mirror or during intimate encounters.
For the most part, aesthetically pleasing and beautiful results can be achieved with each incision and with low risks. We recommend that you make this decision mostly based on how you want to look and feel with your breast augmentation.