Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Your breast augmentation is completely unique to you, from the implants down to the incisions. Here are the breast augmentation incision options you will discuss with your provider.
Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Breast Augmentation Incisions

Breast Augmentation Incision Options
Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation with these commonly-accepted incision options:

  • Inframammary (at the breast crease)
  • Periareolar (at the lower edge of the areola, the colored tissue around the nipple)

These breast augmentation incision sites allow the placement of breast implants in the subglandular or subpectoral position and are all compatible with our silicone or saline breast implant options.

Inframammary Incision

The inframammary incision is the most commonly used breast augmentation incision site. It is one of the best incision sites for concealing the scar because the incision is hidden in the shadow of the breast. It is generally invisible unless the breast is lifted. This scar hides best for women who have a well-developed breast crease.

Periareolar Incision

This incision is made around the bottom of the areola. Although this is in a very visible portion of the breast, it is concealed by the change in color, height, and texture at the edge of the areola. The main drawback is that this breast augmentation incision cannot be used if the areola is too small to allow an adequate incision.

Some women fear or have been told that this incision increases the risk of a loss of sensation or breastfeeding difficulties, but research shows that all incision sites have the same risk for these complications.

Discussing Your Incision Location

One of the breast augmentation options you will discuss with your provider is the placement of the breast implant incision. After listening to your cosmetic goals, reviewing your medical history, and performing a medical exam, your provider will make a recommendation about which incision will best help you get the results you desire. Scars from breast surgery procedures generally heal quite well regardless of their location.

The best way to learn about the details of your breast augmentation incision options is in a consultation with one of our providers. To learn more about how we customize our breast augmentation procedures to fit you, contact us today and schedule your consultation.

Breast Augmentation Incision Options
Breast Augmentation Incision Options

How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?

The cost of breast implant surgery is not the same for everyone, because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price will include anesthesia, operating room facilities, surgeon fees, new breast implants, and any other related expenses. You and the patient care coordinator will discuss the final pricing and your payment options at your consultation.

Achieve Your Desired Look

Breast augmentation is one of the few procedures where you get to pick your incision site. The factors that go into making this decision are complex and varied, and depend on the individual character of your breasts and your aesthetic goals. Our goal is to help you achieve your desired look. To learn more about your breast augmentation options, contact us at Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa today to schedule your breast surgery consultation.