Breast Augmentation is a highly effective way to enhance the size, shape, volume, and projection of your breasts, for a more curvy and attractive body silhouette.
Depending on your goals and personal anatomy, your doctor will choose either a nipple incision, a crease (inframammary fold) incision, or an underarm incision. You'll get the chance to learn about each option during your consultation, to ensure that you have the most realistic possible expectations going forward.
Nipple Incision (Periareolar)
Often chosen when a patient is undergoing both breast augmentation and a breast lift, this is one of the most common incision sites, made just within or around the nipple-areola complex. The advantage of this site is that the skin’s natural pigment at the nipple will usually conceal the scar and make it very difficult to see.
Crease Incision (Inframammary Fold)
An incision made at the crease offers the benefit of obscuring scars by hiding them underneath the breast. These incisions are typically between 4-5 centimeters in length, and are among the most popular due to the ease of accessibility and control that they provide to the surgeon during implant placement.
Underarm Incision (Transaxillary)
An incision is placed in each axilla to provide access for implant placement. After a pocket is formed, the implant is slid through an incision hidden in the skin folds under the arm, helping to ensure that scarring is difficult to see. Not all implant types/sizes can be placed via this approach.