The periareolar incision (around the nipple and areola) is often used for breast augmentation. Thin incision is semicircular and is usually around the lower part of the nipple-areolar complex. The periareolar incision is in the middle of the breast, and as a result, it can be more obvious than the inframammary incision.

Something to consider regarding the periareolar incision is that the path to the pocket to hold the breast implant goes directly through the breast gland. This can make the breast augmentation more challenging in a patient that has a thick breast gland.

In addition, the periareolar incision can make placement of sub-muscular implants more difficult, because the angle of vision to see under the muscle is more acute. This can divide the breast ducts, which may interfere with breastfeeding.

For more details about the periareolar incision or other implant insertion locations, contact Dr. Steven P. Schmidt at our Dayton office to set up a consultation.