The Breast Augmentation Procedure
During breast augmentation surgery, a number of incisions can be made through which the breast implant is placed. There are three main breast implant incisions used today: periareolar (around the nipple), inframammary (in the breast crease), and transaxillary (in the armpit).
Once the appropriate incision is created, a breast implant is inserted into a pocket created under the pectoral muscles or directly behind the breast tissue. The method used for inserting and positioning the breast implant will depend on the type of implant, the degree of change desired, and Dr. Cusimano’s recommendations. Once the implants are placed, incisions are then closed using sutures, skin adhesives, and surgical tape.