Many women desire to have a breast augmentation. Some of Dr. Rose’s breast augmentation patients seek him out for a breast augmentation because they have lost breast volume due to pregnancy, childbirth or aging, and wish to restore their breasts to their former, sexier appearance. Other Corpus Christi women have always felt that they would look better with larger, fuller breasts, and seek Dr. Rose’s skill and artistic touch to give them the naturally beautiful enhanced look they’ve always wanted. Whatever your unique reason for wanting a breast augmentation, you’ll have to make an important decision – what breast augmentation incision type are you going to get?
Common Breast Augmentation Incision Types
While Dr. Rose primarily performs breast augmentation incisions on the breasts themselves – making it easier to ensure he gives his Corpus Christi patients the most symmetrical results – he also performs breast augmentation incisions through the belly button or under the arm although he normally does not recommend these approaches. The common breast augmentation incisions that Dr. Rose performs are:
- The Inframammary Incision
This incision type, made in the crease of the breast where the breast meets the rib cage, is an excellent choice for Corpus Christi women for several reasons. First, since the breast augmentation incision is made on the breast, it makes it easier for Dr. Rose to insert and position your breast implants. Second, this incision typically doesn’t interfere with milk ducts, making it an ideal incision type of breast augmentation patients who think they may choose to breastfeed in the future. Finally, the inframammary incision is easily hidden by the breast itself, and by a bra and bikini line, so that nobody will see your scars.
- The Periareolar Incision
The periareolar breast augmentation incision is another on-the-breast incision type that helps ensure precision when placing and positioning breast implants. This incision type is made along the bottom of the areola, and the natural coloring change between the nipple and your breast typically disguises the scarring. Depending on the size of the breast or implant, the periareolar incision is a popular approach. Dr. Rose also uses a Keller Funnel for the placement of all his implants. This facilitates the placement of a periareolar implant and reduces the risk of infection.
- The Transumbilical Approach (TUMBA) and Under Arm Incision
For breast augmentation patients who don’t want scarring on their breasts, there is always the option of getting saline implants and a TUBA or underarm incision. With the TUBA incision, a tiny incision is made in the belly button, then the deflated saline implant is pushed up to the breast site via a channel. The breast implant is then filled with a saline solution. While some Corpus Christi women like that this incision doesn’t leave scarring on the breast, others choose not to get either because they have chosen silicone breast implants, or because they would prefer to have the implants placed at the breast site. The armpit or transaxillary approach is best utilized for women who would like to avoid any scars on their breasts. This approach is best done for patients who are thin with little breast tissue and desire a small or medium augmentation.
Making the Breast Augmentation Incision That’s Right for You
It’s great to research desired cosmetic surgeries and their various options, but the best way to make the most informed decision is to meet directly with Dr. Rose himself. During a discussion with Dr. Rose, he’ll explain the pros and cons of the common incision types, and help you choose the one that’s right for you.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rose today to talk about a Corpus Christi breast augmentation, call (361) 651-1200.