Breast Implant Incision Locations Can Affect the Cosmetic Results

Dr. Justin Jones will carefully evaluate your body type goals for treatment to help you determine the most appropriate breast implant incision locations at our Oklahoma City, OK-practice. Dr. Jones makes it a top priority to place your incisions as discreetly as possible, to reduce any visible scarring after your surgery. If you have any questions or concerns about your incision locations, please discuss them with Dr. Jones during your consultation.

Your Breast Surgery Consultation

Once you have made an informed decision and chosen Dr. Jones as your surgeon, we can schedule your consultation. Prior to your breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Jones will review your medical history, evaluate your breasts, and assess your body type to determine your candidacy for the surgery. Using this information, as well as your individual needs and goals, Dr. Jones will recommend one of two placement locations for the implant: submuscular or subglandular. Depending on the type and placement of the implant being used, Dr. Jones can suggest the most discreet location for your incision.

Illustration showing the three most common breast implant incision locations

Breast Implant Incision Locations

After determining the other options in your procedure, Dr. jones will explain the advantages and disadvantages of the available incision locations:


The periareolar incision is placed on the perimeter of the areola to blend in and minimize any visible scarring. This incision location gives Dr. Jones more control over the placement of your implants. Protective sleeves may be used to protect your breast ducts from damage during your surgery.


Placed at the bottom of the breast crease, the inframammary incision is commonly employed with silicone implants and is easily concealed by a bra or swimsuit top. 

Dr. Jones makes it a top priority to place your incisions as discreetly as possible, to reduce any visible scarring after your surgery.


The transaxillary incision is made in the armpit and a channel is created to the appropriate location in the breast to place the implant. Once in place, the implant will be filled with saline solution.

Transumbilical (TUBA)

Placed around the naval, the transumbilical incision requires the use of an endoscope, which creates a pocket in the breast for the implant. After placement, Dr. Jones will fill the implant with saline solution. 

Transabdominal (TABA)

When a breast augmentation surgery is combined with a tummy tuck procedure, the implants can be placed using the same incision created for the abdominoplasty. Combining these two procedures reduces the number of incisions required and minimizes the risk of infection and scarring.

Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Once the details of your surgery have been determined, including the location of the implants and the type of incision, your surgery can be scheduled. Dr. Jones will give you specific instructions to help you prepare for your surgery and what you can expect during your recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about how the incision location can affect the final result of your breast augmentation surgery, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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