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Periareolar Incision Placement for Breast Augmentation in Chicago, IL

Deciding the ideal incision placement for your breast augmentation is one of the paramount factors to having a successful and fulfilling procedure. While the placement of the incisions determines the location and size of the resulting scar, it can also play a critical role in how the final shape of your breasts will look.

Dr. Schlechter has years of experience with each of the most widely accepted incision techniques for breast augmentation, including inframammary, transaxillary, and periareolar. Asking questions regarding the different approaches is vital for patients to understand how each incision approach affects their breast implant placement, breast implant type, and post-operative scarring.

Dr. Schlechter performs breast augmentation with the periareolar incision for women in the greater Chicago area.

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What Is the Periarealor Incision?

The periareolar incision takes advantage of the natural color distinction between the areola and the rest of the breast, concealing the incision in the areola’s border.

The periareolar approach is ideal for patients looking to camouflage their scarring, as the texture and darker pigmentation of the areola border can sometimes make the scar completely unnoticeable.

What Are the Benefits of the Periareolar Incision?

Women who choose the periareolar incision have the advantage of having their scars hidden around the darker areola.

What Are the Disadvantages of Periareolar Incision?

Periareolar incisions do have some drawbacks compared to other incision types like transaxillary and inframammary incisions. The periareolar approach may not be recommended for women who wish to breastfeed in the future, as the incision’s proximity to the milk ducts has the potential to disrupt them and damage the nerves surrounding the nipple.

If scars heal irregularly, it is also possible to have a periareolar incision that is more noticeable than typical periareolar incisions.

Want to Know More About Breast Implant Incision Types in Chicago?

With over 20 years of experience in successful and life-enriching breast augmentations, Dr. Schlechter is happy to answer your most pressing concerns and questions regarding the best and safest incision type for your procedure. Informed by his extensive skill and passion for providing satisfying results, Dr. Schlechter is called to find the most optimal incision type possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (847) 393-4770 or fill out our online form.