Blog

4 Types of Breast Augmentation Incisions Explained

Choosing the right breast augmentation incision type is one of the decisions that will go into the planning of your procedure to help you get optimal results. While your cosmetic surgeon will offer his or her professional advice on which might be best suited for you, it can help to know a little bit about each incision type before your consultation.

1. Inframammary

Inframammary incisions are one of the most common breast augmentation incision types. Using this method, your cosmetic surgeon will follow the crease underneath your breasts to create an easily accessible pocket through which he or she can place your implants.

2. Periareolar

In a periareolar breast enhancement, incisions will trace a semi-circle around the lower half of your areolas, the pink or brown skin surrounding your nipples.

Periareolar incisions leave virtually unnoticeable scars, although this may not be the best choice for women who wish to breastfeed in the future.

3. Transaxillary

To avoid breast scarring altogether, the transaxillary method places incisions in your under arm area and creates a channel to access the breast pocket.

4. TUBA

The TUBA technique is a bit more involved and relies on the use of an endoscope for breast implant placement. A small incision is made along the rim of your belly button, and your cosmetic surgeon uses the endoscope to perform the entire procedure.

Although this method creates zero scarring on your breasts, it does require more advanced surgical techniques to make sure that your breast implants are perfectly placed.