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October 4th, 2018

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One of the most important decisions a woman needs to make about her upcoming procedure, however, is where she would like the incision placed. After all, no matter which incision type you choose, you will have a scar. You need to pick a location for that scar that you'll be comfortable living with. You also need to understand why certain breast augmentation incisions are better for different women at their unique stage of life.

The Breast Augmentation Incision Types

Dr. Hall performs three incision types for his breast augmentation patients:

  • Under the breast, known as the inframammary incision
  • Around the nipple, known as the periareolar incision
  • Underneath the arm, known as the transaxillary incision

While all of these three breast augmentation implants incisions can provide incredible results,* it's important to know that depending on your surgical goals and future breastfeeding plans, certain incision types might be right for some women, but wrong for others.

Breast Augmentation Implants Incisions Performed on the Breast Site

For the most part, plastic surgeons like Dr. Hall prefer to make breast augmentation incisions on the breast site. This is why the inframammary and periareolar incisions are so popular. The reasons that plastic surgeons like these incisions are that using them gives them better control in providing realistic looking, symmetrical results.* Both incision types are also easily hidden. The inframammary incision is hidden underneath the breast, where the bottom of the breast meets the ribcage and is hidden by a bikini or bra line. The periareolar incision is disguised by the natural coloration changes between the breast mound and the areola.

The Transaxillary Incision - For Women Who Don't Want a Scar on Their Breasts at All

Though inframammary and periareolar incisions are easily hidden from view, some women understandably don't want any incisions on their breasts. For these patients, Dr. Hall recommends the underarm incision, also known as the transaxillary incision. Women who choose this incision type for their breast augmentation implants will have a small incision made under their arms. From there, Dr. Hall will make a tunnel for the breast implants to travel through to the breast pocket he will create.

The Around the Nipple Incision and Future Breastfeeding

While it's completely safe to get a breast augmentation and breastfeed future children later, getting an around the nipple, or periareolar incision, may make the breastfeeding process more difficult. This is because this incision type may cut through milk ducts. For this reason, Dr. Hall always asks his patients of childbearing age what their future family planning and infant feeding goals are in order to choose the proper incision type.

Learn More By Contacting Dr. Hall

There's so much to learn when it comes to breast augmentation. That's why Dr. Hall is here to help! If you're considering getting breast augmentation implants and have any questions, the best thing you can do is schedule a Knoxville plastic surgery consultation with him.

You can do so by calling his office at (865) 973-9500.

*Individual results May Vary


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Complimentary Phone Consultation

Step 1

Schedule a complimentary phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable surgical consultants who are trained by Dr. Jason Hall. They will answer many of your questions, discuss pricing, and happily schedule you an in-person consultation with Dr. Hall if you are a good surgical candidate.

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To reserve your in-person consultation with Dr. Hall, you will be charged a $100 consultation fee. Should you decide to move forward with surgery, this fee will be applied to your surgical procedure.

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Step 3

After you reserve your surgery date, Dr. Hall and his team will make sure you are well informed and prepared for your big day. Preparation is a very important part of your plastic surgery journey.

The post-op phase is an important time of healing and recovering so you can enjoy your amazing results and your improved quality of life that you have envisioned.

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