What Are My Breast Augmentation Incision Options?

What Are My Breast Augmentation Incision Options?

July 26, 2019

PHOENIX, SCOTTSDALE, PARADISE VALLEY AND NEARBY AREAS OF ARIZONA

Woman in black bra holding breastsThere are three incision options that are routinely used for breast augmentation:

  • Periareolar. Around the nipple in the dark skin of the areola
  • Inframammary. Underneath the breasts in the crease between the chest and breast mound
  • Transaxillary. Through the armpit

At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we have found that the inframammary incision offers the most benefit with the fewest drawbacks. With this incision option, Dr. Ali Mosharrafa and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa are able to perform the entire procedure in direct view, helping to reduce risks of bleeding and other complications. Inframammary incisions also allow for the easiest placement of the breast implant under the muscles in the chest, which may further reduce risks and improve final aesthetics.

Inframammary incisions will not reduce nipple sensitivity or pose potential issues with breastfeeding. Nor will they be visible under most circumstances – not even while wearing a bikini. During your initial consultation, we can answer any questions you have about this breast augmentation incision option to help you better understand why we feel it is the best choice for our patients.

Breast Implant Placement

As with incisions, there is more than one breast implant placement option. These are:

  • Subglandular. Below the breast mound, but above chest muscles
  • Submuscular. Below the chest muscles
  • Dual Plane. Partially above and partially below chest muscles

We have found that the submuscular breast implant placement works best for most women. This placement option removes the risks of visible implant imperfections by hiding the device entirely. Because the implant is underneath both breast tissue and chest muscles, the breast mound will continue to feel completely natural following subglandular placement and it may be easier to produce contours that are more complementary to your curves. There is some evidence that placement of breast implants below the muscles can also reduce risks for capsular contracture – a painful but rare condition involving a scar in the implant pocket.

We offer subglandular placement under certain circumstances. During your initial consultation, we can discuss this in greater detail to help ensure we are doing what is best for your particular needs.

Why Choose Us

Breast augmentation is our primary focus at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery. For over 20 years, our board-certified plastic surgeons have been helping men and women in the Phoenix area achieve their goals through customized treatment options designed for optimal results.

Dedicated both to patient satisfaction and our community, we donate money to several local charity organizations through our nonprofit, Beauty for Good. Money is set aside from every cosmetic procedure we perform to support our local community and those within it who are in need of a little assistance.

Kind, compassionate, and skillful, Dr. Ali Mosharrafa and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa welcome an opportunity to meet with you, discuss your needs, and help you determine the best breast augmentation options for your needs. Call us at 602-513-8133 to schedule a consultation today.