Which breast augmentation incision produces the best scars?

Breast Incisions

In complete honesty, the choice of breast augmentation incision is largely a matter of personal opinion and preference. However, before making that decision, there are several factors to consider that you should discuss in depth with Dallas breast augmentation expert Dr. Schwartz as these factors could impact the outcome of your procedure.

How will your skin respond to a breast augmentation incision?

Most breast augmentations will produce a fine, barely noticeable scar no matter which incision is used. In these cases the choice of incision does not matter. But if you’re aware that you scar poorly, then you should take extra time to talk with the doctor about the following 3 Dallas breast augmentation incision options.

Underarm incision

For women who scar poorly the standard wisdom is to recommend the underarm incision because it keeps the scar off of the breast. While this might sound good at first it’s actually bad advice because it means that the scar will be visible in sleeveless attire, bathing suits, and tank tops.

Nipple incision

The nipple incision is no better because it puts the scar at the center focal point of the breast. Additionally, for women who don’t scar well, this breast augmentation incision can distort the nipple and make the scarring visible even in low light.

Under the breast

The best breast augmentation incision for women who scar poorly is under the breast (inframammary). Not only does this incision sit in a shadow under the breast, but it is also in a crease of skin, which makes it very difficult to see, even when you’re completely undressed.

But as we mentioned above, this choice is largely a personal one and we do offer all three of them to accommodate each Dallas breast augmentation patient’s goals. Give us a call if you have any questions or to schedule a consultation.

Call Dr. Robert Schwartz at 888-800-8300 to schedule a Dallas breast augmentation consultation and to discuss any other questions you have about this procedure.