A breast lift enhances the appearance of breasts, restoring firmness and improving the shape and position of the breasts. Where pregnancy or weight loss has left a lasting impact on your body, a breast lift could be the right option for restoring a more youthful appearance for the breasts.
Breast Lift Incision Techniques
There are three primary incision techniques for breast lifts:
Types of Breast Lift Incisions
Anchor Incision: The anchor incision is the most commonly performed breast lift technique. An incision is made around the nipple, extending downward toward the crease of the breast. From there, it extends horizontally in both directions, which results in an anchor-like appearance. This technique permits the largest increase in lift, and it is generally best for patients with skin that is not very elastic, and the largest amount of drooping or sagging appearance.
Lollipop incision: Similar to an anchor incision, the lollipop incision begins around the nipple and extends in a downward fashion. The incision does not travel horizontally under the breast, however, which means there is less scarring. Patients benefit from an easier recovery because the surgery is less invasive, and because of this, it is for patients with moderate sagging.
Donut incision: This incision is limited to the perimeter of the areola, making it one the most minimalistic and least noticeable breast lift technique. Nearby skin can be tightened through this type of incision, the nipple can be repositioned to some slight degree, and the diameter of the areola can be reduced, but because of the non-invasive nature of the technique, the breasts can only be lifted to a small degree.