DR. THOMAS LINTNER: There are four incision types regarding breast augmentation. You can put the implant through the fold of the breast, through the nipple of the breast, through the armpit and then through the belly button.
Generally speaking, we don’t like to use the belly button or the armpit so much. The armpit is more visible, more painful and you have to work significantly harder to get the implant positioned low enough. So generally we recommend either through the nipple or underneath. And a general rule of thumb is the closer the incision is to the fold, the better the result is.