Breast implants are inserted through incisions made either under the breast
(inframammary), around the areola (periareolar), or in the armpit (transaxillary). The incision type used depends on factors such as the type of implant, the patient’s body type, and the surgeon’s preference. The implant is then placed either behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle. The placement of the implant is also determined by factors such as the patient’s desired outcome and body type. The entire procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours. The patient will then be monitored in a recovery area before being released to go home.