There are several different incision choices when placing breast implants. I tell patients that silicone breast implants can typically be placed via three different incision choices.
- The periareolar incision
- The inframammary incision
- The transaxillary incision
All incision choices are viable options each with different benefits.
The incision choice is that of the patient. After surgery, steri-strips are placed across the surgical incision. The steri-strips stay in place for two to three weeks and are then removed. The patients may shower two days after surgery. The steri-strips are toweled dry or can be dried off with a hair dryer. Silicone sheets can be used after 4 to 6 weeks when the incisions are completely healed.