Incision Sites for Breast Implant Placement
Your plastic surgeon plays a pivotal role in explaining your options for surgery.
Breast tissue, body type and implant type and size will all be considered
before you and your plastic surgeon finalize a surgical plan. This is an overview of
the most common incision choices your doctor can offer.
An inframammary incision is placed in the fold beneath your breast. This
location can accommodate every size and shape of implant, is often
concealed, and is known for fast recovery times. An inframammary incision gives your plastic surgeon the most precise access to where your breast implant will sit after surgery.
The periareolar incision is performed on the border of the dark skin around your nipple.
It is known to have fast recovery times, but does not accommodate every size and shape of implant.
A transaxillary incision is well concealed in the armpit and more removed from the breast area, so it is less noticeable. Recovery times are a bit longer and not all implant sizes and shapes can be accommodated.