Three options for scar-minimizing techniques
All surgery requires some degree of scarring; where those scars are located after breast augmentation depends on where the incisions are made to place the breast implant.
- Difficult to detect by anyone except you and perhaps a close partner
- Easily hidden beneath clothing, even a bikini
- Made as small as possible for your individual case
With proper care, your scars should also fade significantly over the first year or so following surgery. Our staff will provide you with all the information you need regarding breast augmentation recovery and aftercare.
1. Inframammary Incision: Under the Breast
This common method is done beneath the breast, in the breast crease (also known as the inframammary fold). Since it is done in the shadow of the breast and follows the body’s natural contour, this type of incision provides a relatively inconspicuous scar. This incision also has the advantage of avoiding surgery through the breast tissues, and gives excellent control of the surgical field.
2. Transaxillary Incision: Inside the Armpit
The transaxillary incision gets placed in the natural folds of the patient’s underarms. Dr. Samaha and Dr. Lee often use a tiny camera called an endoscope to aid in this method. The scars in the underarm area are eventually inconspicuous and located away from the breast.
3. Peri-Areolar Incision: Around the Areola
An incision around the nipple will usually travel only halfway around the nipple and the scars will remain camouflaged by the natural color of the areola. If a mild breast lift is also performed, Dr. Samaha and Dr. Lee may make an incision that runs around the circumference of the areola.