Congratulations! You’ve decided to get a breast augmentation, perhaps after years of debating whether to get the surgery or not, and you are now well on your way to getting the body and silhouette you’ve long desired. But deciding to get a breast augmentation isn’t the only decision you’ll have to make. When you get a breast augmentation, you’ll need to make many choices, among them, which incision type to use. Corpus Christi cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Keith Rose of Rose Cosmetic Surgery Center specializes in two incision types: the periareolar incision, and the inframammary, or below the breast crease incision. Read on to learn about these two incision types, and help determine which breast augmentation incision is right for you.
The Periareolar Incision
A periareolar incision is a very skilled breast augmentation incision in which an incision is made at the edge of the outer areolar area and the pocket for the implant is created under direct vision. Once the implant is placed and in good position the incision is closed in layers providing for a well-hidden incision and great outcome.
Women who get a periareolar incision breast augmentation generally like the incision type because it leaves no visible scarring on the breast, and “hides” the breast augmentation in the pigmentation of the areolar area. There are few drawbacks to this type of incision. This technique can be used for implants in the subfascial region or placed under the pectoralis muscle. Check out the breast implant gallery to see the beautiful results from periareolar breast augmentation from Corpus Christi’s Dr. Rose, a plastic surgeon who performs the procedure regularly.
The Inframammary Incision
The inframammary incision is a breast augmentation incision that is made underneath your breast in the breast crease. An inframammary incision can be small, about 1.5 inches long if inserting rolled up and deflated saline breast implants, or larger if inserting pre-filled silicone breast implants. With an inframammary incision, a breast implant can be placed over the breast muscle, partially under the breast muscle or completely under the breast muscle, depending on yours and Dr. Rose’s preferences and discussions before your surgery.
Cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Rose encourage women to get inframammary incisions for many reasons. First, with an inframammary incision, Dr. Rose is working directly at the breast site, which makes it easier for him to precisely place the breast implants and provide you with symmetrical results. Second, if you are using the new Mentor Memory Shape Implants (“gummy bear implants”) the inframammary incision is the preferred approach when using this quality implant.
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How Do I Decide Which Breast Augmentation Incision Type to Get?
Many women come to Dr. Rose uncertain of which breast augmentation incision type to get. And it is only after consultation with Dr. Rose, in which he explains the breast augmentation procedure completely, performs a physical examination of your breasts and recommends an implant and incision type, that breast augmentation patients can make a decision for themselves. No two patients are exactly the same. Dr. Rose will review your breast and body type with you so that you can choose the right breast implant and approach that will produce the best results.
If you desire great looking breasts, schedule your consult with Dr. Rose today by calling (361) 651-1200.