Choosing Which Breast Augmentation Incision To Undergo
When considering breast augmentation surgery there are many different aspects to keep in mind when determining which surgery is the best for you to have. One of the most common points that is discussed between Dr. Roudner and his patients is where the location of the incision will be. It is very beneficial for women to understand what kinds of different incision types are available before they go into surgery. This is why we have put together this guide, in the hopes that you will become educated and more confident with your upcoming decision. Before making your decision however, you should discuss all of your options with Dr. Roudner in his Miami office, as he will be able to advise as to what is best for you particular case. Every individual is different and with the help of Dr. Roudner, you will be able to make an educated decision on what specific procedure is the best for your individual body. Being that Breast Augmentation is Dr. Roudner’s specialty, he knows what will be best and will be able to help you understand why a certain procedure may be the best for you.
The Different Types of Incisions
During the breast augmentation surgery there are two main types of breast implants that can be used, namely saline and silicone. Depending on which breast implant you will be using in your augmentation, you will have different options for the incision location. For example, if you use a saline breast implant, then you will have 4 options available to you. However, if you opt for a silicone breast implant, then you have 3 options available to choose from. Below is a brief overview of each type, and if you are interested in it you can click on the name to read more information about that specific type.
This incision is located on the underside of your breast, close to the crease of the breast. This is why it is also known as a breast fold or a breast crease incision.
The dark skin that surrounds the nipple is called the areola. This type of incision is performed surrounding the areola on the inferior side.
This incision is actually away from your breast, the plastic surgeon makes this incision in your armpit.
TUBA (transumbilical breast augmentation):
A silicone breast implant procedure cannot use this type of incision. This incision is performed in your naval and the plastic surgeon slides the breast implant up into your breast.
Loss of Feeling
Loss of sensation in the nipple or other parts of the breast may be a concern to some women who are preparing to undergo breast augmentation surgery. All women should know however, that there is minimal documentation available that would link any specific incision with higher or lower risk of this possible side effect. As a matter of fact, most surgeons believe that the loss of sensation actually occurs due to the size of the implant and surgical technique, and not due to the type of incision performed. This is because the surgical technique and the size of the implant both affect how big the area needs to be which affects nerve endings inside the woman’s breast. An important thing to understand is that there is no BEST type of incision, because no two women are the same. All women would probably agree that a well healed incision in any location is better than a poorly performed incision elsewhere. Incisions look best when they are healed properly, and of course the position of it and the style of clothes you wear will affect them as well. Always remember to discuss all of your options with Dr. Roudner. He knows what is best for your individual case and will be able to help you make an educated decision. Dr. Roudner is Board-Certified in Plastic Surgery and has been specializing in Breast Augmentation surgery for over 25 years in the Miami, FL area.