Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incision: What Are the Pros and Cons? By Kenneth Smart Jr. on September 29, 2015

A woman in a white braHere at Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, we have developed a strong reputation for excellence in the greater Dallas area. This is because we provide patients with the info they need to make the smartest possible choices about their appearance.

Patient education and empowerment is especially important when it comes to breast augmentation surgery, which enhances the size and shape of the bustline. There are many ways that a surgeon can approach the procedure, and we'd like to focus on the inframammary incision method right now.

About the Inframammary Breast Augmentation Surgery Method

Inframammary breast augmentation incisions are ones that are made along the underside of the breast in the crease where the underside of the breast meets the chest. Through this incision under the breast, an implant can be placed and positioned in order to increase breast size and enhance breast contour.

Silicone or Saline Breast Implants Can Be Used

Silicone and saline breast implants can both be placed using the inframammary incision. Whereas some incision methods are limited due to incision location, the inframammary incision allows a lot of flexibility for positioning implants of various kinds.

The Advantages of Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incisions

The primary advantage of the inframammary breast augmentation method is the flexibility we noted above. Both silicone and saline implants can be used, and it's easy for surgeons to position the implant in different ways relative to the pectoral muscles and mammary gland. This typically means great results overall when it comes to the look and feel of the implants following recovery.

While there is an incision on the breast, it is on a part of the breast that is well-hidden and that is concealed by most bathing suits, undergarments, and tops. Surgeons will work carefully to make the incision as small as possible.

The Disadvantages of Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incisions

The primary disadvantage of the inframammary breast augmentation incision is that there is a scar on the breast itself. If you are prone to major scarring such as keloid scars, this procedure may leave a larger scar than desired. In such cases, it may not be ideal for you and your aeshteitc goals.

Alternatives to Inframammary Breast Augmentation

If the inframammary breast augmentation method is not ideal for you and your needs or would not help you achieve your aesthetic goals, there are a number of alternatives to consider.

The periareolar breast augmentation incision, for instance, involves an incision around the areola and offers a good amount of control and flexibility.

If you would prefer a concealed incision, the transaxillary breast augmentation incision and transumbilical breast augmentation incisions can be considered. Transaxillary incisions are hidden in the armpit while transumbilical incisions are hidden in the belly button. Keep in mind that only saline breast implants can be placed using these two surgical techniques.

Helping You Make the Best Decision

There are so many factors that can affect the final results of your breast augmentation surgery, which is why it's important to undergo a full consultation about the treatment process. During the consultation, you will receive ample information about the pros and cons of the procedure. This information will help you make a confident and empowered decision about which form of breast augmentation would be right for you.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

For more information about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team at Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa look forward to meeting you in person and discussing your aesthetic goals in greater detail.

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  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
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  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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