Breast Implant Incisions: Can I Choose the Type of Incision I Want?

Breast augmentation involves several decisions that are critical to your surgery success. One of the decisions you have to make is to choose the type of implant incision. As with other variables involved in your breast augmentation journey, the choice of incision type is a personal matter.

While your doctor can recommend an incision type that’s most suitable for you, the final decision still rests on you. It’s your choice whether to follow your surgeon’s recommendation or opt for an incision type that you’re more comfortable with.

Of course, your choice of incisions is dependent on several factors. These include the following:

  • Your Anatomy
  • Implant Type
  • Degree of breast enlargement
  • Your surgeon’s preference based on your unique case

Your doctor will consider these aspects during your consultation to help you make an informed decision about your choice. Regardless of your decision, your surgeon will strive to enhance your breasts in a way that you will be satisfied.

Primary Incision Types for Breast Augmentation

Your choice of incisions will affect the kind of result you have in mind. That said, it’s essential that you choose the type that will complement your goal. There are three primary options for incision, and each has its own pros and cons. Your doctor will discuss them at your consultation.

Periareolar

This approach will create an incision around the areola to make scars less noticeable. This gives the doctor better control over the breast implant’s position.

Transaxillary

An incision is made in the armpit to create a channel from the underarm to the breast, where the implants will be inserted. The appeal to this type of incision is there are no scars visible in the chest area, as the incision is made far from the breasts.

Inframammary

In this type, the incision is made along the crease beneath the breasts. Although scars may develop in this area, they are less noticeable, as they are hidden beneath the breast fold. This is ideal if you plan to become pregnant in the future.

Before you decide on an incision type, come in and consult with one of our surgeons. This way, you’ll be able to make an informed decision that will help you achieve your desired outcome.  Call Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today at 540-371-7730.