Inframammary incisions are among the choices available for the placement of breast implants. These incisions are made in the inframammary fold, the place where the bottom of the breast meets the chest. This is usually around the area of the fifth or sixth rib in most women. Through these incisions, Dr. Chiu is able to perform your breast augmentation procedure.
Inframammary incisions, when placed properly, are usually easily concealed under a bikini top. They provide a great deal of visibility to Dr. Chiu when placing the breast implants. In fact, this is usually the first technique that plastic surgeons learn to perform a breast augmentation.
There are limits to what can be accomplished through inframammary incisions, especially when it comes to breast lifting and reshaping techniques. In addition, the scars concealed within the inframammary fold can move up onto the breast mound over time. This technique remains popular, despite the fact that many plastic surgeons are beginning to see it as outdated.
The selection of your breast augmentation incision type will depend on a number of factors. Your individual anatomy, desired look, and Dr. Chiu’s recommendation will all factor into the decision. To find out which incision type is best for you, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu today.