4 Common Types of Breast Augmentation Incisions

April 5th, 2017

Large breasted woman in a black dress

When deciding on breast augmentation surgery, there are several different concerns patients in The Woodlands have. For patients that are considering augmentation, it’s best to know everything possible about your surgery. One of the areas that patients in The Woodlands focus on is the type of incision they will have during surgery. There are a variety of incision types to choose between, depending on the kind of breast augmentation you want. At Myers Plastic Surgery, our goal is to make sure every patient feels comfortable with their plastic surgery decision. For our patients considering breast augmentation surgery, we’ve gathered some information about the incision process.

Most patients are concerned about an incision because they want to know what the effects will be. In some cases, incisions for this type of surgery can be painful or leave scarring. It’s also important for patients in The Woodlands to know what the healing process will be like. These are just some of the questions that are asked regarding breast augmentation. Because there are different methods, it’s essential to know what your surgery will entail.

There are four main types of breast incisions when getting an augmentation surgery. Our plastic surgeon in The Woodlands is quite skilled and experienced with these four types of incisions:

  • Periareolar incision: This incision is made around the nipple. Primarily, this type of incision is used to minimize the incision’s visibility. This incision is where the plastic surgeon has the best accuracy when it comes to placing implants. However, while this is a popular incision choice, this type of incision has a likelihood of patients possibly losing their nipple sensation.
  • Inframammary incision: This method is performed at the bottom of the breast. Our plastic surgeon in The Woodlands makes an incision along the crease or fold of the breast to place the implant. Although this incision typically leaves a scar, it’s also easily hidden because it’s under the breast and a bra can conceal it.

Ultimately, all of these different types have advantages and disadvantages. When you are considering your incision, be sure to factor in how bothered you are by scarring before committing to an option. We know it can be difficult to figure out which method is best for you, which is why knowing all of your options can help.

If you’re still having trouble deciding which method is best for you, contact us at our office for a consultation or appointment.  We can answer any questions you may have about breast augmentation or incisions.