For Saline- filled implants:
- Scars in the areola and breast fold are ususally ¾ to 1“ (2 to 2.5cm) long
- Scars in the armpit or belly button are usually 1 to 1 ½ “ (2.5 to 4 cm) long.
For Silicone –filled implants:
- Scars in the areola or breast fold are usually 2” (5 cm) long
- Scars in the armpit are usually 2 to 3” ( 5 to 7.5 cm ) long
- Silicone implants cannot be placed through a belly button incision
- Only smaller silicone implants can be placed through an armpit incision.