The Inframammary Breast Augmentation Technique
When the breasts lack volume and shape, it can lead to a number of problems for women: a disproportionate figure, difficulty finding clothes that fit properly, and a lack of self-confidence. All of these issues can be addressed through breast augmentation. Breast augmentation uses the placement of breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, giving patients a curvier and more proportionate figure, improving their appearance and self-esteem. There are a number of techniques that may be used during breast augmentation surgery, but one of the ones most frequently performed by plastic surgeon Craig A. Foster is the inframammary technique. The inframammary breast augmentation technique is popular among our Manhattan, NY patients because of the many benefits that it provides, as well as its incredible versatility.
The Inframammary Technique
When referring to the technique that will be used during breast augmentation, surgeons are talking about the incision that will be used during surgery. The inframammary technique (or incision) is one of the most common options for breast augmentation. This technique places the incision for surgery along the natural crease between the breast and the chest wall. By placing the incision in this location, Dr. Foster has easy access to the breast pocket, and the scar that remains is easily hidden beneath a bra or bikini top.
Benefits of the Inframammary Technique
Many patients prefer the location of the inframammary breast augmentation incision because it leaves a scar that is not easily visible. However, this is just one of the many benefits that this technique offers to patients. Below are some of the other advantages of the inframammary breast augmentation incision:
- Versatility: Some breast augmentation techniques are limited as far as the type of implant that can be used, the size of the implant that can be placed, or the location of the breast implant. The inframammary incision is completely versatile. Patients can undergo this technique whether they are using silicone or saline implants, whether those implants will be large or small, and whether the implants will be placed above or below the chest muscles.
- Safety and precision: Because the inframammary incision is placed directly on the breast, it provides a great view of the alterations that will be made during surgery. This close proximity to the breast implant pocket serves to increase the already impressive safety and precision of breast augmentation surgery.
- Ease of corrective surgery: The risk of complication after breast augmentation is very low, but, should a complication occur, there is a good chance that a secondary surgery would be necessary. For patients who have undergone inframammary breast augmentation, any revision surgery could be performed using the same incision site, which would prevent the need for a second incision site and scar.
These are just some of the many reasons so many patients opt for the inframammary breast augmentation technique. Still, despite its many benefits, the inframammary technique is not right for all patients. Those who wish to learn about alternate techniques can meet with Dr. Foster to discuss the areola incision and the armpit incision.
Breast augmentation is a highly personalized procedure that can be adjusted to meet the unique needs of each of our patients. If you have questions about your implant options, incision techniques, or implant placement choices, we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience. Dr. Craig A. Foster would be happy to meet with you to discuss breast augmentation surgery in further detail.