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- adj. Around the areola.
First, scars from periareolar incision are generally lighter than scars from inframammary incision because the tissue around the areola is thinner.
The disadvantage is that placement through a periareolar incision may increase the odds a woman will experience an infection or capsular contracture.
The periareolar incision is done directly below the areola, the colored tissue surrounding the nipple.
The periareolar incision leaves a scar just below the areola.