Breast augmentation procedures are common procedures. There are three incision choices that patients can choose from to augment the breast. The breast implant can be placed through the nipple areola complex, the breast implant can be placed through the inframammary crease, or the implant can be placed through the axillae.
If the patient does not have a well-defined crease to begin with, then I find it better to place the implant via the areola. The areolar incision allows the implant to be centered on the nipple areola complex. The areolar incision can cause hypersensitivity of the nipple areola complex that usually resolves within 4 to 6 weeks.