Does my choice of incision affect the risk of capsular contracture after breast augmentation?

incision choices for breast augmentation surgeryNew data presented at the 2013 American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) meeting suggests that your choice of incision does affect your risk of capsular contracture.

The overall risk of capsular contracture after breast augmentation surgery is a range of about 15-20%, but new data suggests that the risk can be decreased to approximately 5% with inframammary incisions (in the fold under the breast). The two other most common incisions for breast augmentation are the periareolar incision (around the bottom half of the areola) and the transaxillary incision (through the armpit). This new research suggests that you have a significantly reduced risk of capsular contrature by choosing an inframammary incision for your breast augmentation procedure.

Keep reading to learn more about incisions for breast augmentation surgery and capsular contracture…