Bel Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery
5 out of 5 5 1 12
(425) 358-4164
1260 116th Ave NE, Ste 110, Bellevue, WA 98004

Where are the incisions for breast implants made?

Incisions for breast augmentation can be made in three areas. They are positioned to conceal and minimize scarring.

  • Transaxillary (in the armpit)
  • Periareolar (around the nipple)
  • Inframamary (in the breast fold)



A fourth incision site through the belly button exists, but is infrequently used. Saline and silicone implants can be placed either under or over the chest wall (pectoralis muscle). The placement of the incisions and position of the implant depends on patient preference as well as the type and size of the implant. The choices and the benefits and negatives will be discussed with the patient during the pre-operative consultation.