What Is the Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incision Technique? By Oren Zvi Lerman, M.D. on November 20, 2015

Close-up of a nude woman’s midsection, her arms concealing her nipples after breast augmentationThe “one size fits all” philosophy has never had a place in modern plastic surgery, and particularly not in breast augmentation. In the hands of a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Oren Z. Lerman, who combines exceptional surgical skills with a keen aesthetic eye, breast augmentation is as much of an art as it is a science. And, as both an art and a science, the patient has tremendous influence over the final outcome. There is no procedure in all of medicine that can be customized to a greater degree than breast augmentation.

Indeed, patients even have a say over where the incision through which the breast implant is placed should be located on their bodies. While there are factors that may not make certain patients good candidates for all types of breast augmentation incisions, there are few surgeries that offer such a choice. Dr. Lerman has mastered the full range of breast augmentation incision techniques, including the inframammary technique that is extremely popular among our patients. He uses the inframammary breast augmentation incision at his Manhattan, NY plastic surgery practice to produce natural-looking results with minimal visible scarring.

Are you interested in learning more about your breast augmentation options and whether you are a good candidate for the inframammary incision technique? If so, we invite you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Oren Z. Lerman today.

About the Inframammary Breast Augmentation Incision Technique

The inframammary breast augmentation incision technique involves making the incision directly beneath the breast, in the crease where the bottom of the breast meets the skin of the chest. It is through this incision that Dr. Lerman places the breast implant into a pocket that he creates inside of the breast.

What are the benefits of the inframammary breast augmentation incision technique?

The inframammary breast augmentation incision technique offers many unique benefits, including:

  • Less visible scarring: Because the incision is made in the natural crease of the breast, the scar will be concealed by the breast, itself. Even a traditional bikini top will hide the scar well. Only when the patient is topless will the scar be evident, and even then, only upon very close inspection.
  • Easy placement of breast implant: The location of the incision is extremely close to the breast, which gives Dr. Lerman excellent control over the placement of the breast implant. He is also able to make a relatively long incision without leaving a conspicuous scar, which adds to the control he has.

What are the disadvantages of the inframammary breast augmentation incision technique?

There are very few disadvantages associated with the inframammary incision technique. They include:

  • Women with smaller breasts may not be good candidates: Women with very small breasts may not have a distinct breast crease in which to make the incision.
  • Further breast augmentation may not be possible: If a woman decides to undergo further enlargement of the breasts in the future, the scar could possibly move upward on the breast, therefore becoming quite visible and disfiguring.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

To schedule your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Oren Z. Lerman, please contact our cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practice today.

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Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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