Improves the size and appearance of the breasts by implanting silicone implants. Either under or over the chest muscle, thus producing a cosmetic enhancement.
• Periareolar – This incision is typically more concealed, but since it also involves cutting through the breast tissue it is associated with a higher likelihood of breast feeding difficulties, as compared to the other incision sites.Cutting through the tissue may increase the chance that there will be a change in breast or nipple sensation.
• Inframammary – This incision is generally less concealed than the periareolar and it’s associated with less breast feeding difficulties than the periareolar incision site. It is also the most commonly used incision site at the present time, and is felt to give the best access to, and control of, the breast implant pocket.
Axillary – This incision is less concealed than the periareolar and is associated with less breast feeding difficulties than the periareolar incision site. This approach is more difficult, and may increase the risk of damage to, and unexpected location of, the implant.
-Surgery and recovery may be longer
-Recovery may be more painful
-Reoperation may be more diffi cult
-Less visible and palpable implants
-Easier imaging during mammography exam
-May be preferable if you have thin or weakened breast tissue
-Surgery and recovery may be shorter
-Recovery may be less painful
-More visible and palpable implants
-More difficult imaging during mammography exam
-It is not be recommended if you have thin or weakened breast tissue