In the United States, breast augmentation is no doubt one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries. More and more patients are coming to the clinic telling me their aesthetic goals and their wish pictures. If you’re among the interested patients, you must keep in mind that one of the most important factors that you must discuss with your surgeon is which kind of incision will be the most appropriate for you.
Plastic surgeons currently use four different incisions for breast augmentation. Each one will have to be discussed thoroughly so you’ll know what is the best option for you. However, you just can’t choose what kind of incision you want as there are still plenty of factors that need to be considered.
An incision that is performed around the areola is called periareolar incision. Once an incision is made, the surgeon has to dissect continuously in order to create a proper pocket that can accommodate the breast implant.
Next is what we call the inframammary fold incision. This fold can be found beneath your breasts. When it comes to anatomy, this inframammary fold is the most inferior part of the breast. The surgeon can also create another incision here for direct access to the breast for proper placement of an implant.
Third, the incision that is made around the axilla is known as transaxillary incision. A pocket is also created for implant insertion.
The fourth one is what is called a periumbilical breast augmentation. In this procedure, an incision is performed above the belly button and using a specialized instrument, a pocket is dissected bluntly and an implant is placed.
However, always remember that choosing the best access depends on multiple factors. Don’t you worry as the surgeon will guide you in choosing the best incision that best suits your anatomy as well as your aesthetic goals.
September 29, 2016
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