Incision Options for Breast Augmentation


Choosing a breast augmentation incision option will be a decision made by you with guidance from experienced Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John J. Corey. Dr. Corey can explain what you can expect from each incision as it relates to your final outcome.

Dr. Corey will use one of three incisions for placement of breast implants:

  • Inframammary: Incision is placed underneath the breast, in the fold between the chest and breast.
  • Periareolar: Incision is placed near the junction of the areola and breast skin, where it is well concealed in the change of skin color.
  • Transaxillary: Incision is placed in the underarm using an endoscope for precise placement.

Depending on your preferences, the type of breast implant used, and other surgical considerations, one of these incision locations may be more appropriate for your breast augmentation than the others. Dr. Corey prefers the underarm approach for both Saline and Silicone implants, which he has been doing since 2000. It offers a hidden scar in a small skin crease and direct access to the under-muscle space with no interruption or incisions through the breast tissue itself. Implants can be replaced or exchanged through this approach as well. But Dr. Corey can do any of the three approaches that a woman might prefer.

Although all incisions leave scars, Dr. Corey is experienced in creating minimal incisions that are well concealed, regardless of location. Your final aesthetic outcome is always in mind, and Dr. Corey can help you choose the right incision location.

If you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler or Gilbert, Arizona, find out more about breast augmentation incisions and other aspects of surgery. Please contact John J. Corey Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.