The Inframammary Breast Augmentation Technique
May 8, 2015 @ 10:36 AM — by Dina Eliopoulos
Dr. Dina Eliopoulos is a leader in plastic surgery in the greater Chelmsford area. Many patients place their trust in her because of her ability to achieve exceptional breast surgery results. This means that patients of hers are satisfied when they undergo breast augmentation, breast lift, and other breast enhancement procedures.
There are many different ways that a breast augmentation procedure can be performed. We'd like to consider the inframammary breast augmentation technique, which is quite common.
About the Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incision
Inframammary breast augmentation incisions are incisions that are made under the breast. Through this incision, a breast implant can be placed and position in order to enhance breast size and shape.
The incision is located along the crease where the bottom of the breast meets the chest itself. The size of the incision will be determined by the type of implant used and other factors.
The Advantages of Inframammary Breast Augmentation Surgery
The advantage of inframammary breast augmentation incisions is that they are commonly made by many surgeons and offer a great deal of flexibility with regard to the type of implant that can be used and the way the procedure is performed.
In addition, the inframammary breast augmentation incision allows surgeons the best ability to position and adjust the breast implant in the breast pocket, which is an important consideration when it comes to the placement of the implant relative to the pectoral muscle and the mammary gland.
The Disadvantages of Inframammary Breast Augmentation Surgery
The primary disadvantage of the inframammary breast augmentation incision is that there will be scarring on the breast itself. Some patients may prefer another form of surgery in which the post-surgical scar is better concealed, and if a patient does have issues with scarring due to their skin tone or other genetic factors, this may not be the best option for a patient's needs.
How noticeable is the scar after inframammary breast augmentation?
This can vary from patient to patients based on how they heal, but because the incision is located under the breast, the scarring tends to be well hidden by most undergarments, tops, and bathing suits. The scar will fade with time as well. Also keep in mind that plastic surgeons take great care in making their incisions as small as possible.
Alternatives to the Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incision
If you would prefer another kind of breast augmentation incision method to be used, there are three other common options with their own advantages and disadvantages.
- Periareolar breast augmentation incision - The incision is made around the areola
- Transaxillary breast augmentation incision - The incision is made in the armpit
- Trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) - The incision is made in the belly button
During your consultation at the practice, we will go over all of these incision options in greater detail so that you can make a confident and well-informed decision about all of your aesthetic options
Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery
For more information about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you achieve your various aesthetic goals, be sure to contact the Center for Plastic Surgery today. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Eliopoulos and her team look forward to your visit and helping you look and feel your very best.