Breast Implants Incision FAQ

How many types of incisions are there?

There are mainly four types of incisions that breast surgeon done when performing breast implant. There are patient can ask their surgeon on the various incision patterns, their benefit, risk and healing patterns. The following questions can help the patient for breast augmentation

  • How many types of breast implant incisions are there and which is the best procedure?
  • How long are the breast augmentation incisions?
  • How much time it take for breast implant scars to fade in all the incisions placements?

There are four basic locations for incisions including Inframammary, Periareolar incision, Transaxillary and Transumbillical incisions.

Inframammary Breast Implant Incisions

Though there are some breast implant incision locations that are available during the breast enlargement surgery, inframammary, and crease, incision is most common augmentation incision that are used now. The patients considering the breast enlargement must discuss the breast implant incisions, and that includes inframammary option, with the qualified breast surgeons.

Advantages of the Inframammary Incision

Same to the areola breast implant incisions, inframammary incision allows implant to get placed over, mainly under, and totally under chest wall muscle. Inframammary augmentation incision allows plastic surgeon work in close proximity of breast for control over placement of breast implants.

With the crease breast implant, resulting scars must get visible while you are in the horizontal position. Surgeon generally tries to situate breast augmentation incision so it can fall above inframammary fold for preventing scar to be seen. Surgeon should evaluate where incision is in the relation to new breast size. In case, incision is made very high and low, scars can be noticeable.

One of the distinct benefit of this kind of the breast augmentation incision is it allows surgeon to do virtually all the revisions, like those for the capsular contracture, bottoming out and symmastia, without any need to make the incision elsewhere on breast. Some other breast implants incision donĀ“t allow the surgeons to use original incision for the revision surgery; additional incision needs to be made that makes further scarring.

Disadvantages of the Inframammary Incision

The disadvantage of inframammary breast augmentation incision is degree of the uncertainty involved to place incision. While this generally, is not the problem for experienced surgeon, it is very difficult to do while there is a little of breast tissue and little and no natural crease.

As well, in case, you select to have the revision breast augmentation surgery in future, results are less than perfect. In case, you choose you want larger breast implants, then your creases may need to get lowered.