The location of the incision for your Atlanta breast augmentation procedure will determine where your surgical scars will be present. The visibility of scars can be reduced by creating minimal incisions.
Board certified Atlanta cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin is a skilled and experienced breast augmentation surgeon. No matter what incision location is chosen for your Atlanta plastic surgery procedure, care will be taken to ensure your scars are minimal and hidden as much as possible. Dr. Crispin uses minimal incisions during breast augmentations for women living in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia.
Options for Incision Location
Your three Atlanta breast augmentation incision location options for your Atlanta breast surgery are:
- Periareolar – around your nipple, naturally hidden in the dark skin of your areola. This incision option is ideal for the placement of both breast implant types and allows Dr. Crispin maximum control over the placement of your implants. The primary drawback to this option is an increased risk of breastfeeding problems and a potentially higher rate of infection and capsular contracture.
- Inframammary – underneath your breast, naturally hidden in the fold where your breast and chest meet. This incision option allows for breast implant placement both above and below the chest muscles. The close proximity to the breasts also provides Dr. Crispin enhanced control over breast symmetry. Scars from this incision tend to be well hidden.
- Transaxillary – through your armpit, naturally hidden in the folds of your underarm. This incision option eliminates any scarring on your breasts, making it ideal if that is a concern; however, this placement has the surgical disadvantage of being distal from the breast itself which makes it more difficult to control the implant pocket. This is only a problem in breasts that are asymmetric preoperatively. This incision is particularly good for women with more pigment in their skin.
All of these breast augmentation incision locations have achieved natural results for numerous women.
The Right Incision Location for You
Ultimately, the decision for which incision option is right for you depends on your preferences. Dr. Crispin will listen carefully to your desires and assess certain physical characteristics before recommending an Atlanta breast augmentation incision location option. Your satisfaction is our number one priority, and every step will be taken to reduce visible scarring no matter what incision option is used.
If you live in Atlanta, Marietta, or the surrounding areas of Georgia and would like more information on your many options for breast augmentation, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Crispin.