The incision to place the implant can be placed in the crease below the breast, in the armpit (axilla), in the areola (pigmented tissue around the nipple) or even through an incision in the umbilicus.


The incision below the breast is not visible to you or others, and is the most direct approach to the space above or below the muscle. It is my preferred incision.

The armpit and areolar incision will be visible to you and others while healing. Usually they fade to a fine line when healed. However, they may have permanent pigmentation following healing resulting in continued visibility to you and others.

The umbilical incision is quite a distance from the breast and although it has been used successfully, if a complication such as bleeding should arise, the incision below the breast will be used to treat the complication, since visibility will be better.

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