Breast Implant Incision Locations

These are the four different incision locations to insert breast implants:

*Transaxillary - referring to the underarm.

*Inframamary - underneath the breast in the crease.

*Periareolar - around the areola, which is the dark area around the nipple.

*Transumbilical (aka TUBA) - referring to the belly button.

All are excellent locations, but the TUBA incision is known for having visually less or no scar tissue.

For any incision location you may experience a loss of sensation or increased sensation around your nipples. When nerves are disturbed during surgery, it takes time for nerves to heal and regenerate. If you experience any sharp, sudden pains through your breast, most likely your nerves are regenerating, but always call your doctor if needed.

Again, you need to have a thorough discussion with your doctor when deciding on which incision location is best for you.

  • Saturday, 16 June 2012