BREAST IMPLANT INSERTION LOCATION

Dr. Zuckerman uses one of three main incision placements for breast augmentation surgery: periareolar (around the nipple), transaxiliary, and inframammary fold incision. The most common incision Dr. Zuckerman uses in his practice in New York City is the inframammary fold incision, but he will discuss which incision might be best for your at your breast augmentation consultation.

Dr. Zuckerman uses one of three main incision placements for breast augmentation surgery: periareolar (around the nipple), transaxiliary, and inframammary fold incision.


Dr. Zuckerman performs all three kinds of the commonly used breast augmentation techniques. Dr. Zuckerman will make a recommendation to you based on your level of existing breast tissue and other criteria. The most common incision Dr. Zuckerman uses in his practice in New York City is the inframammary fold incision, but he is happy to use any of the three incision placements if you have a preference. After discussion with you about your goals, including the potential for future breastfeeding, you will together finalize the technique Dr. Zuckerman will use during your breast augmentation surgery.



Transaxillary Incision

This incision is less concealed than periareolar, and, although breast feeding difficulties are rare even for periareolar, the transaxillary incision has a lower risk of breast feeding difficulty. Typically, the surgeon may use a prob fitted with a miniature camera, along with minimally invasive instruments, to create a “pocket“ for the breast implant. This approach is more difficult than the others and allows the surgeon less control of the implant during insertion.

Periareolar Incision

This incision is typically more concealed, but since it also involves cutting through the breast issue, it is associated with a higher, although still in absolute terms low, risk of breast feeding difficulties, as compared to the other incision sites. Cutting through the tissue may increase the chance there will be a change in the breast and/or nipple sensation, although it is again rare.

Inframmary Incision

This incision is generally less concealed than periareolar and is associated with less breast feeding difficulties than the periareolar incision site. It is also the most commonly used incision site currently, and Dr. Zuckerman feels that it gives the best access to and control of the breast implant pocket.
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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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