Female Voice: The inframammary incision is my preferred incision since it is hidden in the breast crease and allows good exposure during surgery.

The periareolar incision can be very well hidden but there is a slightly higher risk of infection and capsular contracture since the breast ducts contain bacteria, they are often cut during surgery. Also, the patients who are very concerned about nipple sensation or future breast feeding may want to avoid an incision around the areola.

The axillary incision is off the breast but it's only useful for saline or small silicone implants and it generally isn't used for second surgeries so you will need another incision if you ever need revision surgery or implant replacement.

Where are Breast Implant Incisions Made?

Dr. Dana Goldberg explains the different incision options for breast implants. Incisions vary based on the type of breast implant, degree of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy and patient-surgeon preference.