Sunday, 23 December 2007

Breast could be Enhancement with Incision Choices

If you are interested in having breast enhancement surgery, also commonly referred to as breast augmentation, there are three options your plastic surgeon can use as far as where to make the incision to insert the breast implants.

These three options are:

* Inframmary - Located within the fold where the bottom of your breast meets the chest wall
* Periareolar - Around your nipple
* Transaxillary - Within your armpit

One of the biggest reasons for the popularity of breast implants today is the fact that the scars are fairly well hidden and the post-surgical outcomes look so good. While your plastic surgeon will have a preference in where to make your incisions, you should know that there are three options open to you and that you should ultimately have some say in the location of your incision. By learning about your surgical incision options, you can help to ensure the best outcome of your enhancement surgery possible.

The Inframmary Incision Location

One of the most popular incision locations with plastic surgeons today is that inframmary incision option. While many woman who have very small, un-sagging breasts can see where there breast and chest meet; however, once an implant has been inserted, this area is generally no longer visible without lifting up the breast.

This makes the inframmary incision, which is generally only about 4-5 inches long, very popular because the incision is hidden from view, unless you specifically look for it.

In addition to the hidden location of the scar tissue, the inframmary incision is located far enough from the areola and nipple area that it will not usually interfere with nursing or nipple sensitivity. This makes the inframmary location ideal for younger women and those who may choose to have children in the future, or for those who value their nipple sensitivity.

The Periareolar Incision Location

Because the areola contains skin which is a darker color, the periareolar incision is one which can make a enhancement surgery completely hidden from the naked eye of anyone not trained to look for it. The incision is generally made right where the skin of the areola and the breast meet. Because of the change in skin colors, the scar is hidden from view. While this incision choice is generally a more difficult surgery to perform, it does have its need and is performed quite often for one reason or another.

The Transaxillary Incision Location

The third, and less common, incision option is the transaxillary location. For a transaxillary procedure the incision is made in the armpit area. This approach is commonly used for patients who do not want any scars at all.

However, the scars will be visible in the armpit area and if more surgery will be required, the plastic surgeon will need to them use either a inframmary or periareolar incision. If this is the case, you would end up having scars in two places, rather than one.

As you can see you have three options for the location of your augmentation surgery incision. The best thing to do is to make a consultation appointment with a Board Certified plastic surgeon and discuss your unique situation with them to get an idea of which incision will likely be best for your body and your desired outcome.

By: A Aaronson

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