Women seeking breast enlargement in Michigan typically want to understand the benefits and drawbacks of various breast augmentation incisions. At our Michigan practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pramit Malhotra offers numerous choices. The decision-making process involves several personal factors such as age, body type, clothing preferences, and plans for future surgical procedures. Although patients must make the ultimate decision about incision location, Dr. Malhotra is happy to provide information about various breast augmentation incision details so his Michigan patients feel completely satisfied with their final choice—and their final, beautiful results.
If you would like to learn more about how to choose the best location for your breast augmentation incision, contact Michigan board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pramit Malhotra today. Request a consultation, or call our Jackson office at (517) 789-9800 or our Ann Arbor office at (734) 913-5100. Our team is committed to “beauty revealed,” seeing his patients for who they are and who they can be.
Common Incision Locations for Breast Enlargement in Michigan
Dr. Malhotra offers 4 common types of incisions for each breast enlargement or “boob job” procedure at his Michigan practice:
- Breast Fold: An inframammary incision, which runs parallel to the fold beneath the breast, is used most often for our breast enlargement procedures. At our Michigan practice and across the United States, statistics show that 70% of patients choose this approach. The cut is actually made a little bit above the breast fold so the scar will be hidden on the underside, in the shadow of the breast. The advantages of this approach include a direct view of the support structures of the breast during surgery, which is very important for achieving pleasing results that will last for years. Additionally, any future procedures can be performed from this incision, avoiding double scars on the breast.
*Patient results may vary.
- Nipple: A peri-areolar incision is made around the nipple, right along the color line. This is a common incision used for Hollywood starlets because the scars tend to heal very well. Any type of evening or swim wear can be worn, and the scar is hidden as long as the nipple is covered. Patients with small areolas may not be able to have large silicone implants placed through this method.
- Armpit: Known as a transaxillary incision, this type of breast augmentation incision is chosen by Michigan patients who have friends who have used this approach. Our incisions are placed high in the armpit, parallel to a natural crease, so the resulting scar often looks like an existing crease. This allows women to have breasts that are free from scars. This can be particularly advantageous for younger patients who are not married and prefer not to explain their surgical history to future significant others.
- Belly Button: Officially called a transumbilical incision, this method can be used only with saline breast implants. Our breast enlargement patients in Michigan often decide that the armpit incision is a better choice so that quick-recovery techniques can be used.
Minimizing Scar Size and Visibility
Dr. Malhotra strives to give his breast enlargement or “boob job” patients in Michigan the breast size and shape they want, while making the scar as invisible as possible. The best scars are placed in locations where they are hidden by normal tissues, in shadows, or in areas not easily seen, even in the most revealing clothing or lingerie.
The second component to a great outcome is how the breast augmentation incision is surgically closed. At our Michigan practice, we use a 3-layer closure technique, while conventional breast surgery typically involves a 2-layer closure. The extra layer can aid in achieving a better cosmetic result, leading to a scar that is much less noticeable.
Breast Augmentation Incision Scar Care for Michigan Women
An excellent outcome for your scar will depend on proper care of the incision while it is healing. For the first 6 weeks, your scar will feel hard and will sometimes be slightly red, as your body heals and makes new collagen. After 6 weeks, your scar will begin to fade. This fading will continue gradually for up to a year.
We use a special soft silicone sheeting on your scar after surgery, as well as a cream that contains arnica, copper peptides, vitamin C, beta carotene, and seaweed extract. The ultimate “boob job” result for our Michigan patients depends on a combination of expertly performed surgery and closure, avoidance of infection, and meticulous aftercare with scar treatments.
Breast Enlargement Results Customized for You in Michigan
Our practice specializes in breast augmentation for women from Ann Arbor, Jackson, and throughout Michigan. We make customized alterations in the surgical plan for each patient. For some women, this may mean choosing a different implant shape or a different implant size because they have a narrow chest. For others, this may mean combining a minimal-incision breast lift with their breast augmentation surgery. Every patient has unique anatomy, so each breast augmentation surgery should be unique as well.