Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


There are four placement options for incisions in breast augmentation. During your initial consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata will help you determine what option is best for your individual procedure.

Incision Options

The four types of breast augmentation incisions are:

  • Peri-Areolar – An incision is made around the outer edge of your areola. Because it is placed in the darker skin around your nipple, this incision leaves very little visible scarring. This type of incision is ideal for Dr. Fata to create strong cleavage and symmetry.
  • Inframammary – An incision is placed underneath your breast, in the fold where your breast meets your chest. This incision is hidden in the natural folds of your breasts and greatly reduces visible scarring. Like the peri-areolar incision, this option allows Dr. Fata greater control over symmetry.
  • Trans-Axillary – An incision is made in the armpit. This incision may reduce some visible scarring because it is placed in the folds of your armpit. However, when you wear a bathing suit or sleeveless shirt, the incisions may be hard to hide. This incision also offers less control over implant position, and can cause a wide, uneven cleavage.
  • Trans Umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) – A method of breast augmentation that uses a tube inserted through the belly button. This option leaves no visible scarring around the breasts, but can leave a large scar around your bellybutton. Due to the distance between the incision and the breast implant, this method makes symmetry and placement difficult and can result in unsatisfactory results.

No two patients have the same needs. Dr. Fata works with all of his patients on a case by case, individual basis. He will listen to your concerns, assess your body type, and understand your lifestyle needs before suggesting what incision option will be best for you.

If you live in or around Indianapolis, Indiana and are interested in learning more about your options for breast augmentation, please contact Dr. Fata at Renaissance Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.