Breast augmentation is a very popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. If you want to undergo this procedure and yet you are feeling reluctant because you are too afraid of the scars that you are going to get, then here is are some things that you must keep in mind.
One of the most important factors that you must make clear with your attending surgeon is what kind of incision would be the most appropriate for your aesthetic goals. Of course, you must consider your anatomical condition and issue as well.
Currently, there are four different incisions for breast augmentation. First is what we call the periareolar incision. It means that the surgeon will create an incision around the areola. Once an incision is made, the surgeon has to continue the dissection until the proper pocket is created for the insertion of the breast implant. The pocket that is created is called as the inframammary fold incision.
The inframammary fold anatomically is the most inferior part of the breast. This is because the fold that is beneath your breast. Another kind of incision can be performed here for direct access to the breast for proper placement of an implant.
The transaxillary incision, on the other hand, is an incision that is performed the axilla to create a pocket for implant insertion.
The fourth one is what is called a periumbilical breast augmentation. It is the type of incision that is performed above the belly button and using a specialized instrument, a pocket is dissected bluntly and an implant is placed.
The surgeon, of course, will have to assess you first. You can’t just simply choose what kind of incision you want as best access depends on multiple factors. What’s important is that you know the benefits and disadvantages of each one.
September 29, 2016
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