Once you’ve made the life-changing decision to undergo a breast augmentation, the next big choice that you’ll have to make is where the incision will be made to insert the implants themselves. This is an important step, so it really pays to do your homework beforehand, with regards to which incision you’d prefer.
Esteem Cosmetic Studio offers two different types of incision – one is the periareolar, which we discussed in-depth during a previous post, and the other is the inframammary incision, also known as the submammary approach. In this article, we’ll take a look at just what this procedure involves, its advantages and disadvantages, and whether it is right for you.
The incision is made just below the fold of the breast, which is where it takes its alternative name (submammary).
According to the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, the inframammary approach is the most popular incision for those that have undergone a boob job in recent years, as the procedure has plenty of distinct advantages that set it apart from the others. The incision is made just below the fold of the breast, which is where it takes its alternative name (submammary).
Firstly, you surgeon will fashion a pocket of space in which to position the implant, which will then be gradually moved through the incision, coming to rest directly behind the nipple.
Plastic Surgery Portal reports that one of the reasons the inframammary approach is so popular is because the surgeon is performing the magic very close to the breast itself, and this grants them a perfect view of what they are doing. This means that the final placement of the breast implants will be more precise, closer to the original vision, than it would be should other incision points be chosen.
The inframmary incision is made in the fold of skin just underneath the breast.The inframammary incision is made in the fold of skin just underneath the breast.
Perhaps the most obvious disadvantage of the inframammary incision lies with the fact that it can sometimes leave a scar where the cut was initially made. However, modern techniques and medical advances have come along in leaps and bound, meaning that the scar left is both minimal and easy to disguise as you go about your day-to-day life. Usually, a bra or swimsuit will provide ample cover – that’s if onlookers even notice at all.
Of course, it’s important to weigh up all the options before you come to a decision about which surgery is ideal for you. The best person to to talk to, and who will help you choose the best procedure for you, is your surgeon. Our professional team will help you out with any queries that you may have, so get in touch with Esteem Cosmetic Studios to take the first step of this exciting journey.