Should I Consider the Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incision? By on September 22, 2015

Woman cupping her breastsThe breasts are considered by many women to be one of their most important physical features. However, there are a great number of women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts, often because they feel that they lack shape and volume. Breast augmentation increases bust size to give women the fuller, more feminine bust line they desire. To ensure patient satisfaction following breast augmentation, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna is thorough in explaining to his patients all aspects of this procedure and helping them to customize surgery to their unique needs and desires. One important decision regarding breast augmentation is the type of incision that will be used. The inframammary breast augmentation incision is popular among our Minneapolis patients. Patients can learn more about this incision to find out if it may be right for them.

What Is the Inframammary Incision?

The inframammary incision is commonly referred to as the “crease” incision. This is because the crease beneath the breasts is where this incision is placed. By using a single incision that extends across the bottom of the breast near the chest wall, Dr. Mesna is able to perform a precise breast augmentation procedure that results in a short scar that is easily hidden from view.

Advantages of the Inframammary Incision

The inframammary incision is one that is often performed by Dr. Mesna. This is a popular incision option among patients because if offers many advantages. Below are some of the benefits associated with the inframammary incision:

  • Multiple implant options: Some breast augmentation incisions only work for certain types of implants (silicone or saline) or are suitable for implants of a certain size. The inframammary incision is ideal for any implant type or size, which means patients do not have to limit their implant options based on what type of incision they’d like.
  • Multiple placement choices: The inframammary incision also gives full access to the breast. This allows Dr. Mesna a great deal of control over the augmentation procedure and allows him to place the implant wherever the patient prefers: either over the chest muscle, completely beneath the chest muscle, or partially under the chest muscle.
  • Minimal risks: The inframammary incision offers the surgeon increased control and precision. Because of this, the risk of complications is minimal. Some risks that may be greater with other incision options. For instance, while the periareolar incision can increase the risk of nerve damage in the nipples, that risk is not increased with the inframammary incision. With a sub-muscular placement this incision also allows the milk ducts to remain untouched, which can eliminate the risk of damage.
  • Minimal Scarring: Every breast augmentation procedure will result in scarring, but the scar left by the inframammary incision is easily hidden. Not only will the scar be hidden beneath a bra or bikini, but in most cases the scar isn’t even visible unless the breasts are lifted.

Additional Options

The inframammary incision offers patients many benefits, but it is still not right for everyone. Patients who wish to explore additional options may also consider the periareolar incision (a circular incision around the nipple) or the axillary incision (a small incision beneath the armpit). Dr. Mesna is happy to discuss either of these options in further detail.

Schedule an Appointment

Breast augmentation is a surgery that offers patients many options, allowing them to enhance the bust line to their unique specifications. To learn more about breast augmentation incision options and other aspects of this procedure, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory T. Mesna at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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