What Kind of Incisions are Used for Cosmetic Breast Augmentation?

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Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery options available. The procedure is for those looking to correct misalignments, improve body shape, or get a great confidence boost. While this procedure is quite common, many patients don’t know exactly how it works or what kind of incisions are used.

Our experts at the office of Dr. Linville won’t operate on a patient unless they are highly informed about the procedure itself. We want to give you as much information as possible so that you can better understand the breast augmentation procedure before you schedule it. Knowing exactly how the procedure works can put your mind at ease, giving you confidence that your surgery will be a success.

Below is an insight into the incisions that Dr. Linville typically uses. Read up on the following information, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have about plastic surgery in Houston.

The Most Common Incisions

The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery recommends the most up to date surgical techniques for any cosmetic surgery procedure. So, what kind of incisions are involved while performing a successful breast augmentation?

There are actually multiple incision options, depending on the type of breast augmentation you are planning on getting. In general, the most common incisions include:

Peri-areolar: This type of incision cuts around the nipples, hiding the future scar tissue under the dark pigment of the areolae. Small or medium breast enhancements often use this method.

Inframammary: This cut is made under the folds of the breast, and is easily hidden within the resulting scar tissue. Procedures that involve large implants use this method.

Transumbilical: This incision is made just above the belly button. Then, the implants are inserted and moved up to the breast. Patients might choose this type of incision if they do not wish to leave any scar tissue on the breast.

Trans-axillary: A trans-axillary procedure requires an incision in the armpit, working in a similar fashion to the transumbilical cut. Likewise, this incision leaves no scar on the breast itself, although you can expect a small one on the armpit.

Another way to familiarize yourself with the different types of incisions available is to become familiar with the ways in which a breast augmentation can be performed. At the office of Dr. Linville, we have a few different implant and augmentation processes to choose from, and knowing which one you’re most comfortable with can help you to achieve pleasing results.

Procedures and Processes

As stated earlier, people choose breast augmentations for a variety of different reasons. Some people prefer implants, while others simply want a rejuvenation or an uplifted look. For this reason, there are different procedures and incisions available.

Some of the implant options include saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants. There are also natural implant options, which involves the process of harvesting fat from another area of the body and placing it within the breasts. Depending on the shape, profile, and feel that you want your breasts to have, certain implant choices may be better than others.

Breast Augmentation Surgery in Houston

No matter what type of procedure or incision you choose, rest assured that the experts at the office of Dr. Linville are here for you. From breast augmentations to facelifts, there is a procedure that works for your individual needs. To learn more about the process of incisions in breast augmentations, you can give us a call ASAP. Reach out to us online or dial us at (713) 330-2567 for an immediate consultation. We look forward to working with you!