When patients who come to me for breast augmentation in Portland, I offer 3 types of incisions that help camouflage scarring: inframammary, periareolar and transaxillary.
For this technique, I place the incision in the fold under the breast, making use of the natural contours of the body to hide any scars from plain view.
In the periareolar method, I make incisions around the areola, taking advantage of the natural change in color and texture around the nipple area. Great care is taken to ensure that scarring will be as discreet as possible.
Although the transaxillary method is rarely offered by plastic surgeons in Portland, I sometimes suggest this approach to patients who want to avoid having scars on their breasts. The incision in made under the arm, and the implant is placed by way of the armpit. This method is often preferred by patients, as it puts scars on the “sidelines” where they are less likely to be seen.
To determine the best options for your breast augmentation in Portland, including implant size, type and placement, be sure to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each with a board-certified plastic surgeon.