There are several different types of breast augmentation incisions that can be used. The right one for you will depend on the specific implant size and implant type you have chosen, since these factors can affect the size of your scar and where it would best be hidden.
The four main types of breast augmentation incisions are:
- Inframammary – Made in the crease under your breast fold (where your breast meets your ribcage). If you have larger breasts, this scar is usually well-hidden, although atients with smaller breasts may find it more noticeable. Both silicone and saline breast implants can be placed through this incision.
- Periareolar – Made where your areola (nipple) meets your breast skin. This incision is smaller and therefore ideal for saline breast implants, since they are not filled until after placement.
- Transaxillary – Made in the armpit. This incision avoids scarring around your breasts, but is used less often than the inframammary and periareolar incisions.
- Transumbilical (TUBA) – This is the least common incision type, made in your belly button. Only saline implants can be placed through this incision, but since the surgeon has less direct control over the implants, placement can be more difficult.
Dr. Lefkovits will explain the benefits and drawbacks of each incision location as they relate to the rest of your breast augmentation options.
If you have further questions about breast augmentation, please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.