Where is the incision made during a breast augmentation?

Are you planning to undergo breast augmentation? If yes, incision placement is a very important consideration, since there will be scars left behind. It’s therefore essential to find out what the incision options are, understand the pros and cons of each, and then make an informed decision in consultation with your plastic surgeon.

Where is the incision made during a breast augmentation?

The location of the incision for breast augmentation will depend on the specific technique being used.

The 3 most common incision techniques are:

  1. Inframammary incision: The incision for this technique is made in the crease below the breasts, in the area known as the inframammary fold. The scar that results from the inframammary incision is easily concealed by the breast fold.
  2. Periareolar incision: For this approach, the incision is made around the circumference of the areola. The areola is the pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple. The incision is very small, so the scar is almost invisible.
  3. Transaxillary incision: This incision is made in the crease of the armpit and leaves a very tiny scar that is also nearly impossible to see.

Which is the best breast augmentation incision for me?

The best breast augmentation incision for you will depend on several factors including the type of breast implants (whether saline or silicone), and the shape and size of the implants being used. Your anatomy and aesthetic goals will also influence the incision placement decision.

Would you like to learn more about the placement of incisions for breast augmentation?

If you are in the Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Tenley K. Lawton M. D. for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Lawton at www.lawtonmd.com, or by calling (949) 835-4617.

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