Breast Augmentation Incision Placement

Some of the most common questions before a breast augmentation are about incisions and scarring. There are a few incision techniques that may be used during a breast augmentation, all of which are designed to minimize scarring. Dr. Ortiz is a highly-skilled surgeon who will discuss the following options with you to determine the best incision type for your surgery.

Breast Augmentation Incision Placement Options


An inframammary incision is a short incision made in the crease underneath the breast (the inframammary fold.) The scar from an inframammary incision is thin and typically just 1-2 inches in length. In addition to being very effective in hiding the scar, this type of incision allows Dr. Ortiz to place larger implants with more precision than other incision options.


Periareolar incisions are made around the outer edge of the areola so the scar is hidden by the natural change in pigmentation. This type of incision is ideal when you are receiving a breast lift in conjunction with implants.

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Ortiz Today!

Whether you have just begun researching breast augmentations or are ready to take the next steps, we encourage you to learn about the types of breast implants and breast implant shapes. When you’re ready to schedule your consultation, contact our plastic surgery center! Dr. Ortiz will address any concerns you may have, answer questions, and leave you feeling more confident about your figure than ever before. To schedule your personalized consultation at our plastic surgery center today, give us a call at 919-532-2270 or complete our contact form below.