Different Types of Breast Implant Incisions –
The type of incision that will be made for the insertion of the implant during breast implant surgery is one of the most important decisions you will make with your surgeon. While your doctor will help you determine which type is right for you, it’s helpful to go in understanding the various types of breast implant incision options available to you. Here, we’ll take a look at the four most frequently performed breast implant incisions.
1: Transaxillary Breast Implant Incision
This method of breast implant incision is made through a canal placed in the natural fold of the armpit tissue, which leads into the breast, where the implant is then placed behind the nipple. This process is occasionally aided by the use of a small camera on a tube called an endoscope, which the doctor uses to more accurately see through the incision. One of the major advantages of this method is the significant lack of scarring, as the incision itself is performed at a distance from the breast.
2: Periareolar Breast Implant Incision
This method involves making the incision around the circumference of the areola (the pink or brown skin around the nipple). The surgeon will make the incision between the darker area of the areola and the skin surrounding it, resulting in minimal visibility of scarring. While a small amount of patients report a slight loss of sensation in the nipple following this method, under the care of a board certified plastic surgeon like Doctor Ali, such complications are highly unlikely. Additionally, the periareolar incision method allows your doctor significantly greater control over the positioning of the implant, resulting in significantly better accuracy in placing the implant exactly in its desired location, and keeping any scarring to a minimum.
3: TUBA Breast Incision
This breast implant incision type is performed on the rim of the belly button, through a channel of fatty tissue. Your doctor will use an endoscope to visually guide them from the incision point to the breast, where a pocket will then be created for the breast implant to be positioned behind the nipple. As this type of breast implant incision requires significant reliance on the endoscope, it can be more of a challenge to achieve perfect symmetry between breast implants, but the TUBA incision type also results in zero scarring of the breasts whatsoever, making it a popular choice for many patients.
4: Inframammary Breast Implant Incision
This method of breast implant incision is made underneath the breast, in the fold where the breast and skin attach. Your doctor makes a pocket in the skin, and slides the implant through the sight of the incision to set it behind the nipple. While the inframammary type of breast implant incision does result in a slightly more pronounced scar than other methods, its position underneath the breast makes it completely invisible underneath a bra. Additionally, the inframammary incision allows for perfect visibility for your doctor, allowing them to work as closely and accurately as possible.
The Detroit Area’s Best Breast Implant Surgery
Each different type of breast implant incision offers its own set of advantages. Detroit are double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will offer you a consultation to discuss the various types of breast implant incisions – to determine which one is best for you.
Dr. Ali has helped thousands of women get the breasts they want with breast implant surgery. He will offer you a consultation so you can understand what the best surgical options are for you. He will take the time to carefully answer all of your questions, and make sure that you have an understanding of the best techniques for achieving your appearance goals.