Incisions for Breast Augmentation
Breast implants can be placed through several incision sites, all of which involve different surgical techniques. Incisions can be placed around the breast, allowing the surgeon direct access to place the implant, or they can be placed (with the aid of a surgical endoscope) through the underarm or the belly button. Even with a large implant, incisions can be kept very small.
Breast Augmentation Incision Techniques
Under the breast
The crease between the chest and the bottom of the breast is known as the inframammary fold. The inframammary incision technique is performed in this area, along the crease where it can be naturally hidden in the shadow of the breast.
Under arm/armpit incision
The transaxillary incision is placed in a natural crease of the underarm. Using an endoscope (a tiny fiber optic camera), Dr. Pancholi places and positions the implant through this incision. This technique is desirable for patients who wish to keep scars away from the breast. While the transaxillary incision can be used for all types of implant positions, submuscular placement is most common.
Around the nipple
The peri-areolar incision travels about halfway around the nipple. When done correctly, it can attain excellent results and a well-camouflaged scar.
Which incision will I need?
Our goals at Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas are to address your personal preferences for breast enhancement, bring about the best aesthetic result possible, and minimize scarring. If we move forward with surgery, you can be confident that the incision site chosen is designed to meet those goals.