The role of incisions in the breast enlargement surgery

Posted by on August 2, 2017 in Plastic Surgery | 0 comments

breast enlargement surgery 1Women consider their breasts as one of the most tender and delicate parts of the body. Though all breasts are not perfect, but they still try their best to achieve the ideal breast size and shape with the help of breast enlargement surgery.

Breast enlargement in Melbourne helps you to boost your self esteem by enhancing the appearance of your breasts. Women with small breasts mostly opt for breast enlargement surgery. Micromastia is a medical condition in which there is no development in the breast even after puberty. One of the most common reasons of why people go for breast enlargement surgery is due to asymmetrical breasts.

Position of the breast implant

Pectoralis major is a large fan-shaped muscle located below your breast. The extension of pectoralis major is from your shoulder and chest wall to the middle portion of your chest. Surgeons generally place this implant behind the muscle so that a more natural look can be provided to you. This is mostly done in the patients who do not have enough tissue on their upper chest wall. A visible ridge at the upper edge of the implant can be avoided by placing it behind the pectoralis major.


There are mainly four types of incisions that are used while inserting breast implants.

  • Inframammary fold incision

This is considered as the most common incision. These incisions should have the length of 4.5cm. Surgeons place this implant on the underside of your breasts. Immediate access to the space behind your breast is provided by this incision. The direct visualisation of the inframammary fold is also allowed by this incision.

  • Axillary incision

The breast can be accessed to and an implant can be placed on the interior part of the armpit by using axillary incision. It should be 4.5cm long so that it can be placed on the front side of the armpit. This incision does not leave any scar on the breast. The incidence of pocket asymmetry is quite higher because of its remote placement from the breast. The pocket asymmetry is mostly seen in the patients who are very slim. Any revisional surgery cannot be conducted through axillary incision. Surgeons generally use inframammary fold incision as the secondary surgery.

  • Areola incision

The third type of incision is areola incision. This type of incision is placed underside of the areola where it meets the skin of the breast. A pink-red coloured scar is initially made by this incision that ultimately matches the colour of areola. When the colour of the scar fades, it matches the colour of the surrounding breast skin. There will be no risk of infection or changes in nipple sensation after implanting areola incision.

  • Umbilical incision

Surgeons can easily insert any saline implant through an incision around the umbilicus. This type of incision is impossible with a cohesive gel implant. This is because a 4.5cm incision is required by a cohesive gel implant.

Consider all the above mentioned details before undergoing any breast enlargement surgery to achieve perfect shaped breast without any side effects.


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