Breast Augmentation Incision Options

by | Jun 18, 2014

Breast Augmentation Incision Options

The heat of summer has arrived in Phoenix, and it’s time to start taking your summer wardrobe seriously. With swim-suit season in full swing, you might be concerned about possible scarring from your upcoming breast augmentation procedure. Luckily, Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Brown offers three different incision options to help you best meet your aesthetic pool-side requirements.

Each breast incision option offers different advantages:

  • Periariolar Incision (around the nipple) – This incision location is best suited for women who want a potentially less obvious scar that is easily hidden under a bathing suit. Periariolar incisions are generally too small for a silicone breast implant.
  • Inframammary Incision (underneath the breast) – This is the most common incision location because it offers several advantages. Like the periariolar incision, the inframammary scar is bikini-friendly, inconspicuously hidden under the breast fold. Inframammary incisions can also accommodate both silicone and saline breast augmentation implants.
  • Transaxillary Incision (in the armpit) – This incision is perhaps the least favorable for pool-side swimwear. Though the incision keeps the scar away from the breast, it lies in a position that cannot be covered up by a bathing suit. Transaxillary incisions also limit your breast augmentation options to saline implants.

Choosing an incision location for you breast augmentation procedure is an important step to achieving the end results you desire most. Understanding the benefits and limitations of each option will help you have a more comfortable and successful experience. At our Scottsdale, Sun City and Phoenix area office, Dr. Brown will assess your needs, answer your breast augmentation questions and help you make an informed decision that best suits you and your body.

To determine which breast augmentation incision location will most effectively meet your aesthetic and physical needs, contact Dr. Richard J. Brown at ​480-568-3804 to schedule a consultation today.