What is the best incision for breast augmentation? This is a common question that plastic surgeons get. The choice of incision is usually a balance between an inconspicuous, hard to see scar as well as the assurance of reliably getting the best possible results. It is imperative that you discuss the incision process with your plastic surgeon as part of your consultation before you go ahead to get breast implants. You need to weigh both the considerations for both your desire as well as your individual anatomy when making this decision.
There are four possible incisions for a breast augmentation, including around the areola, below the breast in the fold, through the belly button, and through the armpit. The armpit and belly button incisions are remote from the area where the implant is placed and the pocket is blindly created bluntly by separating the tissues. The plastic surgeons that use these techniques cannot see or feel what they are doing. They are more painful, and there is a potential for bleeding. It is even more difficult to get the implants, and the results are more unpredictable.
The most recommended or preferred incision is under the breast, and occasionally under the areola. According to studies as well as extensive experience, being able to view within the incision and see the various tissues while the implant is being placed leads to more reliable results. These incisions make it possible for the surgeon to feel the pocket as it is being created, and also to compare sides more easily. The surgeon can see the blood vessels and also control bleeding apart from being able to see the nerves and move them out of the way in order to prevent numbness.