One of the decisions you’ll have to make when planning your breast enhancement is where the incisions will be placed. While there are several incision techniques, the periareolar breast augmentation incision remains one of the most popular. There are just a few of the reasons why many women choose this technique for their procedure.
Scars Can Be Virtually Invisible
Using the periareolar incision technique, Dr. Castellano carefully creates two small incisions that trace a semi-circle around the lower half of your areolas. Because the skin in this area is naturally darker than the surrounding skin, these incisions are typically very easy to camouflage and become, in many cases, virtually invisible.
Precise Implant Placement
Wherever the incision is created, this will become the “pocket” through which Dr. Castellano inserts your implants. Periareolar incisions create a breast pocket that is very close to the area where your implants will be placed, allowing for maximum precision and accuracy.
Periareolar Incisions Can Be Reused in the Future
Dr. Castellano uses the periareolar incision in about 85% of his breast augmentations.
Another perk of this incision technique is that breast enhancement revisions and future procedures can be addressed using these same incisions, so you shouldn’t have any additional scarring down the road.
These incisions also tend to be the most comfortable during the recovery process and typically heal more efficiently than some other types of breast augmentation incisions.
During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Castellano can help you decide if the periareolar incision is the right choice for you, based on your personal preferences, natural anatomy and aesthetic goals.