Breast Augmentation Incision Locations

Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts - Nashua, Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire

One of the decisions that will need to be made prior to your breast augmentation procedure is where you would like your incisions placed. Incision placement is based on factors including your lifestyle choices, type of breast implant, and personal preference. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson will listen carefully to your expectations, taking into account things such as your anatomical features to help you determine the incision location that will provide the least conspicuous scar and most beautiful results.

Breast Implant Incision Options

At the Andover, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire offices of Dr. Chatson, depending on your breast implant type, your options for breast augmentation incisions are:

  • Inframammary – underneath your breast in the crease where your breast and chest meet
  • Periareolar – around the nipple in the dark skin of the areola
  • Transaxillary – through the armpit

Each of these options places the incision in a hidden, inconspicuous place.

Choosing an Incision Location

Each incision option has obvious benefits. Both periareolar and inframammary incisions give Dr. Chatson the ability to provide pronounced cleavage due to the proximity of the incision to the breast implant placement. Transaxillary offers the benefit of no scarring on the chest while still providing Dr. Chatson ultimate control over placement. In the end, it is the aforementioned factors that will determine the best placement for you – this is your procedure, and you deserve the most stunning results.

Dr. Chatson has over 17 years of experience providing breast augmentation. Working with you on an entirely individual basis, he will best be able to determine what incision option will provide you with the look you want.

If you would like to learn more about your breast augmentation incision options, please contact George P. Chatson, MD, through our online contact form or by calling 978-687-1151 if you live in Lowell or Andover, Massachusetts, or 603-882-2103 if you live in Nashua, Salem, or Manchester, New Hampshire or the surrounding areas.