Top Breast Augmentation Incision Options To Know In Miami

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A breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure, which uses breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. To accomplish this goal, it is necessary to make a small incision to insert each implant. However, when considering a breast augmentation in Miami, there are four different incision options to consider. The advantages and disadvantages of each incision type are outlined below.

Periareolar Incision

The periareolar incision is an incision made around the lower half of the areola. This incision site is popular because the scar is often easily hidden by the nipple’s bumpy texture and darker pigmentation around the areola edge. In addition, it makes it easier for the plastic surgeon to place the implants since they are positioned just behind the nipple and areola. However, this incision site is not recommended for women who hope to breastfeed in the future, as it may hinder the patient’s ability to do so. The periareolar incision may also impact nipple sensation.

Inframammary Incision

The inframammary incision is an optional incision placement for patients undergoing a breast augmentation in Miami because it allows the plastic surgeon direct access to the tissue that needs to be adapted to create a pocket for the implant. As a result, it yields the most precise and accurate results. This technique involves making an incision in the inframammary fold, also known as the breast fold, where the breast meets the body. This placement is advantageous because any size of implant can be used and the risk of changes in nipple sensation or difficulty breastfeeding is minimal. However, because the incision is under the breast fold, the resulting scar may be visible, particularly from below the breast.

Transaxillary Incision

The trans axillary technique involves making an incision in the armpit and using an endoscope to create a tunnel to the breast in order to form a pocket for the implant. The primary advantage of this technique is that it will not result in scars on the breasts, since the incisions are hidden in the armpits. This technique is best suited to saline implants, as they can be inserted empty and filled by the plastic surgeon once they are in place.

However, in some cases, small silicone implants can be inserted using the trans axillary approach. Although this technique is a popular choice, it does not provide the plastic surgeon with direct access to the breast since the incision is made in the armpit. As a result, the implant placement can be more difficult and less controlled. In addition, because there is a greater chance of bleeding and bruising using this technique, the recovery time may be longer.

Transumbilical Incision (TUBA)

The transumbilical or TUBA technique involves making an incision in the belly button and creating a tunnel to access the breasts. This is the least common approach and one that Dr. Craft does not offer, as it can result in visible contour irregularities and scarring. In addition, this incision makes it very difficult for the surgeon to accurately place the implants, which can result in asymmetrical or abnormal looking results.

To learn more and to determine which technique is best for you, please contact our clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, a leading Miami breast augmentation surgeon.

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