Skin Incisions for Implant Breast Augmentation
To insert the breast implants under the breast tissues, small skin incisions are created at either the breast fold, around the areola, or in the armpit.
Which one will be used for your surgery depends on several factors, and our experienced consultants will recommend which incision is best for you after examining you. These incisions leave scars that fade over time but never go away completely. A very meticulous surgical technique and careful placement within the natural contours of your body to hide them ensures that they become virtually invisible.
There are four possible approaches to breast augmentation:
- Breast Fold (infra-mammary)
- Around the areola (periareolar)
- Armpit (trans-axillary)
- Belly button (trans-umbilical)
Infra-Mammary Breast Augmentation
This is the most popular approach to breast augmentation. A small cut in the skin is made inside the breast fold through which the plastic surgeon is able to directly access the space under the breast. It allows for easy creation of an opening for a breast implant either over or under the muscle. No breast tissue is injured through this approach, no breast milk ducts are cut and thus there is no effect on breast feeding.
Peri-Areolar Breast Augmentation
During the type of breast augmentation, some breast tissue is cut in order to cut through the breast tissue to reach the space into which the breast implants are placed.
Trans-Axillary Breast Augmentation
limited in that breast implants can only be placed under the into the sub-muscular space. Trans-axillary breast augmentation is probably ‘scar-less’ Breast Augmentation.
Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation
Belly Button (trans-umbilical) approach for breast augmentation involves making. This technique allows for and is limited to saline breast implants only. We do not perform this approach because of it’s limitations.