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What to Know About the Areolar Breast Augmentation Incision

By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on November 09, 2015

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There are many ways that a breast augmentation surgery can be performed. Let's focus on a common surgical technique that involves incisions around the areolas.

Areola Breast Augmentation Incisions: The Basics

The areola breast augmentation incision method is one of the more common types of surgical methods used when performing the surgery. During the procedure, an incision is made around the areola, which is the portion of skin that surrounds the nipple. Through this incision along the edge of the areola, a surgeon is able to insert breast implants and position them to achieve a better overall size, shape, and contour.

Silicone and Saline Breast Implants Can Be Used with This Incision Technique

When using the areola breast augmentation incision, a surgeon is able to use either silicone breast implants or saline breast implants. Other kinds of incision methods may only be able to use saline breast implants, but because the incision is on the breast, a cosmetic surgeon has more options with regard to the ways that surgery can be performed.

Plastic Surgeons Have Excellent Control with This Incision Method

In addition to having different options for the type of implant to use and how it can be position, cosmetic surgeons also have a good amount of control when it comes to positioning and setting the breast implant in place. This can help reduce the potential of certain complications after the surgery has been completed.

How Visible Is the Scarring After Areola Breast Augmentation?

The visibility of scarring can vary from patient to patient based on a variety of factors. For many patients, however, the scar is generally well-hidden along the edge of the areola, and the scar itself will fade as time goes by. It will become less and less noticeable in the years ahead.

Some patients may have genetic predispositions for more serious scarring, such as discolored scars or upraised surgical scars. In these cases, a cosmetic surgeon can recommend other options for performing the surgery that will help conceal the surgical scarring from view.

Other Incision Methods for Breast Augmentation Surgery

There are three other incision methods that may be considered for breast augmentation surgery. They are as follows:

  • Inframammary Breast Augmentation Surgery – This incision method involves an incision made along the crease of the underside of the breast where the bottom of the breast meets the chest. Both silicone breast implants and saline breast implants can be used.
  • Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Surgery – This incision method involves an incision made in the armpit. Only saline breast implants can be used during this surgical technique.
  • Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Surgery – This incision method involves an incision hidden in the belly button. Only saline breast implants can be used during this surgical technique.

During the consultation process, our team can go over each of these options in greater detail and provide you with information on which would be most ideal for you and your needs.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

To learn more about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you look your absolute best, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Constance Barone and her team will help you achieve your aesthetic goals and allow you to unlock your inner beauty.

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San Antonio, TX 78240

Open Today 9:00am - 4:30pm

All Hours Directions (210) 614-0400