Different Breast Augmentation Incisions Used at Our Minneapolis Area Practice By on October 05, 2013

Breast Augmentation Surgery Incision Methods - Implants / EnlargementOne of the most popular plastic surgery treatments in the world is breast augmentation. Just by getting breast implants, the rest of the body's curves can be enhanced, and overall femininity can be greatly increased. Many people come to our plastic surgery centers wondering what the breast augmentation process entails. We'd like to go over this matter briefly right now, with a special focus on the incisions that are made during the surgery.

About Beast Augmentation Surgery

In basic terms, breast augmentation surgery involves the placement of breast implants into the breasts in order to increase their volume, enhance their shapeliness, and complement other curves of a woman's body. The breast implants themselves come in many different sizes and shapes to meet the unique needs of the patient.

Why Different Breast Augmentation Incision Methods Exist

Many patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery would like any post-surgical scarring to be as well hidden as possible. There are many different ways that this can be achieved. That said, scarring after breast augmentation tends to be minor, and the scars will fade with time.

There are many different factors that affect the placement of the incisions, including:

  • Size of the breast implants
  • Composition of the breast implants
  • The patient's body frame
  • Combination surgeries

Your exact treatment plan will be discussed in greater detail during your visit. Let's go over the four common incision options right now.

Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incisions

The inframmary breast augmentation incision is one of the most well known. This refers to an incision that is made along the underside crease of the breast where it meets the chest.

Periareolar Breast Augmentation Incisions

The periareolar breast augmentation incision is also quite common. This sort of incision is made around the areola, the darker portion of skin that surrounds the nipple.

Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Incisions

The transaxillary breast augmentation incisions are ones that are made in the armpit, with the breast implants carefully positioned in place through the armpit. We should note that this is only available when patients get saline breast implants rather than silicone or cohesive gel implants.

Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) Incisions

The TUBA incision method offers the most well-hidden incision, with the breast implants introduced through an incision made in the belly button. As with transaxillary breast augmentation, TUBA surgery is only available when patients get saline breast implants rather than silicone or cohesive gel implants.

The Best Option for You and Your Needs

Obviously your surgeon will want to work in such a way that scarring is minimized and minimal. We will speak with you at length about all of your aesthetic goals and then help you weigh all of the pros and cons that you may face regarding various choices for breast augmentation surgery. We want to make sure that your final decision is as well-informed as possible.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

For more information about your different options available for breast enhancement and enlargement, be sure to contact our Minneapolis area cosmetic plastic surgery practice today. The teams at our Edina and St. Louis Park locations look forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible decisions about your appearance and options for advanced care.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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