Breast Augmentation Incision and Implant Options

There are a variety of different options that plastic surgeons have when performing breast augmentation in Chicago. Selecting the appropriate incision method and implant type can help women achieve the natural looking, beautiful results they desire.

Incision Options

The incision options include inframammary, periareolar, and transaxillary. The incision choice depends on the implant type, your body type, and degree of enlargement.

  • Inframammary incision: Located at or near your inframammary fold (under your breast), this method provides a direct way for your surgeon to create a pocket and insert the implant.
  • Periareolar incision: Placed at the lower border of your areola, this option may be appropriate depending on your anatomy and implant type.
  • Transaxillary incision. Located in a crease in your armpit, this option is less common but can be helpful in some cases.

Implant Options

Together with your surgeon, you typically have a choice of two different implant types, saline and silicone:

  • Saline implants: Filled with a sterile saltwater solution, saline implants often are filled at the time of surgery. The body will naturally absorb the saline naturally should a leak occur.
  • Silicone implants: Containing an elastic gel, silicone implants may feel and behave like your natural breast tissue. Because they are filled prior to surgery, a somewhat longer incision is required than with saline implants.

Implant and incision options are just two of the choices women must make with their surgeons prior to undergoing breast augmentation. To determine which options are best for them, I recommend that women consult with qualified plastic surgeons in Chicago.

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