There are four ways in which a surgeon will make incisions to insert implants in your breasts:

  • Inframammary (under the breast fold)
  • Transumbilical (through the belly button)
  • Transaxillary (through the underarm)
  • Periareolar (making an incision in your areola)

Inframammary Incision

An incision under the breast fold is the simplest in execution. It has the lowest rate of complication, as the implants do not interfere with your milk ducts. Finally, the scar is always securely hidden within your breast fold, making it impossible to know that you had breast augmentation.

Transumbilical Incision

If you do not want to scar on your breasts, you can opt for getting saline implants injected through your belly button. A tiny incision is made in your belly button, through which the surgeon will place the implants. After the implants are placed, they are then filled with a saline solution.

Transaxillary Incision

This incision is perfect for those women who have little tissue on their breasts or do not want to scar. This incision is used in small and medium augmentation procedures.

Periareolar Incision

This form of surgery is common amongst women that have a large and distinctly colored areola. This incision makes a line on the bottom of your areola, and the color difference in the region makes your scar impossible to discern. This kind of incision is especially common with women looking to insert smaller implants.

There are different breast augmentation procedures depending on the kind of implants you want. Talk to your surgeon before the procedure to understand your aesthetic goals, and the surgery that will suit what you have in mind for yourself.