Breast Augmentation Incision Options By Kenneth Smart Jr. on November 30, 2013

Breast Augmentation Incision OptionsThere are so many great options out there for advanced aesthetic enhancement. By meeting with a skilled plastic surgeon, you can learn a lot more about different kinds of surgeries that can target various parts of the body, including the face, the extremities, and the torso. One of the most popular surgeries around the world is breast augmentation surgery. Simply by undergoing the procedure, a woman can greatly enhance her overall figure and look her absolute best.

There are different ways that breast augmentation surgery can be performed. We'd like to take a moment right now to look at some of these incision methods right now.

Why are there different incision methods for breast augmentation surgery?

Each surgery needs to be tailored specifically to the needs of the patient. Because of this, a plastic surgeon needs to consider different incisions options. The placement of the surgical incisions will be defined by various factors, including:

  • The type of breast implants used
  • The size of the breast implants
  • The aesthetic goals of the patient
  • The patient's physiology

These matters will be discussed in greater detail during the consultation process. Let's look at the different options for breast augmentation incisions.

Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incisions

The inframammary breast augmentation incisions are located on the underside of the breasts on the crease where the chest and breast meet. These incisions are well hidden, relatively small, and will fade with time.

Periareolar Breast Augmentation Incisions

The periareolar breast augmentation incisions are located around the areola, the darker portion of skin around the nipple. These incisions will fade with time and are carefully made as to blend in with the areola itself.

Combined Breast Augmentation and Lift Incisions

When patients need to improve the pertness of the breasts and boost the breast size as well, one of the best options out there is to combine breast lift surgery and breast implants. This will usually involve incisions around the nipple and the underside crease of the breast as well as a vertical incision along the lower curve of the breast. The exact incisions and their extent will be discussed in the consultation process.

Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Incisions

Transaxillary breast augmentation incisions are hidden in the arm pit. This means that there are no incisions on or around the breasts themselves. Because of the incision placement relative to the breasts, however, only saline implants can be placed using this technique.

Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) Incisions

Transumbilical breast augmentation incisions (aka TUBA) are hidden in the belly button. These incisions are extremely well hidden, though like the transaxillary method, only saline breast implants can be placed using these kinds of incisions.

Transabdominal Breast Augmentation (TABA) Incisions

Transabdominal breast augmentation incisions (aka TABA) are made when a breast augmentation is performed at the same time as a tummy tuck surgery. That means that the breast implants are placed using the lateral incision of the tummy tuck, which is located along the lower abdominal area.

Find Out More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

For more information about breast augmentation surgery and how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our Frisco, TX cosmetic surgery center today. We all look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the very best cosmetic results that enhance your overall appearance.

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Dr. Ken Smart and his dedicated team want every patient who visits their office to look and feel their best. Dr. Smart is a renowned plastic surgeon who is affiliated with various trusted organizations, including the: 

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association

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"I opted for the breast augmentation with lift along with a tummy tuck and now I look better than I did in high school!" T.C.

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