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Is the Areolar Breast Augmentation Incision Ideal for Me?

By The Landings Surgical Centre on December 22, 2015


A woman in a white bra and pantiesThe Landings Surgical Centre is a leader is advanced cosmetic surgery in Nova Scotia. We achieve excellent results with all sorts of anti-aging and rejuvenation procedures, including breast augmentation/enlargement suregry.

There are many ways that breast augmentation can be performed, and we tailor each surgery to the needs of the patient. With that in mind, let's consider one surgical method that involves an incision made around the areolas.

About the Areolar Breast Augmentation Incision

Then areolar breast augmentation incision is a common method of performing breast augmentation surgery. During the procedure, a surgeon makes an incision along the outer edges of the areola. Through this incision, they are able to insert implants and adjust underlying muscle and glandular structures, allowing patients to experience an increase in breast size and an enhancement in the appearance of the breasts.

Silicone and Saline Breast Implants Can Used with This Surgical Method

When a cosmetic surgeon performs areolar breast augmentation surgery, it is possible to use either silicone or saline breast implants. With some surgical techniques there is a limitation in terms of the type of implant that can be used, but the areolar incision, both silicone and saline remain viable options given the location of the incision.

Surgeons Have Control and Versatility During Surgery

Another key component to the areolar breast augmentation surgery is that plastic surgeons have a great deal of control over the breast implant during this procedure. This makes sense given the proximity of the incision to mammary gland and pectoral muscle. When placing breast implants, surgeons are able to position them properly for optimal aesthetic results and as a means of avoiding risks of complications.

How Visible Is the Scar from This Type of Surgery?

The post-surgical scarring can vary from patient to patient after an areolar breast augmentation incision. Many patients experience minimal scarring, and surgeons are careful to conceal the incision along the very rim of the areola, helping it blend in seamlessly with the different coloration of skin. With time, scars fade and become less noticeable.

In addition, the surgical scar from areolar breast augmentation is such that it is concealed by the majority of bathing suits, tops, and undergarments.

Of course, not all patients are the same. Some people experience issues with upraised scarring or poor scarring coloration. In these cases, another

Alternatives to This Surgical Technique

There are three common alternatives to the areolar breast augmentation technique. These include the following:

  • Inframammary Breast Augmentation Surgery – The inframammary breast augmentation incision is made along the crease when the bottom of the breast meets the chest. Both silicone and saline breast implants can be used.

  • Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Surgery – The transaxillary breast augmentation incision is concealed in the patient's armpit. Only saline breast implants can be used.

  • Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Surgery – The transumbilical breast augmentation incision is concealed in the patient's belly button. Only saline breast implants can be used.

During your consultation, all of these incision methods and surgical techniques can be discussed in much greater detail, allowing you to make the best decision based on your needs.

Contact The Landings Surgical Centre

To learn more about all of your options for breast augmentation surgery, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team at The Landings Surgical Centre will work with you to ensure you look your absolute best.

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