The breast augmentation procedure is performed under anesthesia (general or intravenous). The incision placement in a breast augmentation procedure may vary from woman to woman depending on the implant type and size being used, as well as the woman’s preference and plastic surgeon’s recommendation. The three most commonly used incision placements are:
- Around the areola (periareolar incision)
- In the crease under the breast (inframammary incision)
- In the armpit (transaxillary incision)
Next, the implant is inserted and may be placed either above the pectoral muscle or behind it. Implant types (saline vs. silicone) as well implant size, shape, and texture are all decisions you should thoroughly discuss with your plastic surgeon during your consultation. It is important to be well educated on your options so you can make the right decision for your body and lifestyle.
Finally, the incisions are closed and the breasts bandaged. To learn more about the breast augmentation procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.