Incision Location

Fort Myers Breast Augmentation

If  you have decided to move forward with a breast augmentation procedure, there are many decisions to be made that Naples breast surgeon, Dr. Peña and his cosmetic surgery staff can guide you through.

One of those decisions is where to place the incisions during the breast enhancement procedure. There are three primary incision sites used in breast enlargement:

  • Periareolar Incision —The periareolar incision is placed around the edges of the breast’s areola.
  • Inframammary Incision— This type of incision is placed in the crease directly below each breast.
  • Transaxillary Incision— This is an incision in the armpit area.

Dr. Peña most often recommends the periareolar incision because it allows easy access to the internal breast and results in a very discreet scar. The incision site that is best for you will depend on your unique circumstances. The type of implants you choose, your current breastcondition and your desired results are just a few of the factors that will go into choosing the incision site. After a thorough physical evaluation and discussion of your needs, Dr. Peña will present your options and let you know which type of incision he feels will give you optimal results. Remember that different plastic surgeons may have their personal preferences regarding the incision, but, ultimately, it is up to you to choose the incision type.

Reviewing before and after photos of patients with the different breast augmentation incision types can help you understand the differences and see the varying degrees of scarring. It is our job to create results that look natural, and our incision recommendations will reflect the option we feel will be best for you.

To learn more about your breast augmentation, incision and implant options, talk to the friendly, caring staff at the office of Dr. Manuel Peña. If you live in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, or Estero, Florida, take the first step toward enhancing your appearance by simply contacting our office. Please contact breast surgeon, Manuel Peña, MD today to set up your breast enhancement consultation.