Areola and Nipple in Augmentation Surgery
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In breast augmentation, how popular is the nipple incision method? Not the periareolar incision, but an incision that goes around the nipple?
The usual approaches to augmentation are periareolar incisions, inframammary incisions, axillary (armpit) incisions, and less commonly trans-umbilical (through the bellybutton) incisions. An alternate technique uses an incision that cuts across the areola, coursing around the underside of the nipple. This technique tends to cause problems with pigment change and numbness, and is therefore rarely used.
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