Incisions Required for Breast Augmentation
Our surgeons use advanced incision techniques and tools to minimize tissue damage and scarring.
The incision site will be carefully chosen based on the visualization needed for the surgery & whether or not there is significant breast asymmetry. There are 3 incision options available.
- An inframammary fold incision underneath the breast. This gives our surgeons optimal visualization of the breast area for the implant’s pocket preparation. It is also the ideal incision for correcting breast asymmetry.
- A peri-areola incision around the nipple. This incision is made around the areola section of the breast and is excellent for patients with darker skin who are worried about potential scarring. Scarring is minimal with this incision.
- A transaxillary incision is made in the natural fold of the armpit. While this leaves minimal scarring, it is not an ideal incision for women who are correcting significant breast asymmetry. This is because it does not provide an optimal view of the breasts for implant positioning.