Which breast lift technique is right for you?

breast lift technique

breast lift techniqueIn this post, you’ll read about the breast lift and which breast lift technique may be right for you. The video below provide visual examples of each. They have their pros and cons but most importantly, the type of incision isn’t your “choice.” It’s a matter of how much breast droop or ptosis you have. That translates into how much excess skin you have. The more droop and excess skin means more skin needs to be removed and therefore, the more incisions.


Breast lift technique

If you have very minimal droop, you may only need a large implant to provide the lift necessary. As you’ll see in the video below, the patient got 425cc silicone implants. They gave her a lift without additional incisions.


If there’s just a slight droop of the areola, skin above the areola is removed. This incision is relatively invisible as seen in the photo below. Look closely, because it’s pretty hard to see!


breast lift technique


If you have more droop than that, but not too much, a periareolar incision, or “donut” incision may be all you need. This is when your surgeon removes excess skin from around the entire areola only. Therefore, the only scar is around the areola. This is very well hidden because the scar lies within the junction of normal pigmented skin and the darker areolar skin. Hard to believe this incision can fade so well. But it can and will provide more lift to the breasts. The surgeon will insert the implant through the incision around the areola.

breast lift technique


The next step in the excess skin ladder is the “lollipop” incision. This is an incision around the areola and down to the fold under the breast. The outline of the incision resembles a lollipop as seen below.

breast lift technique


And last but not least, if you have a significant amount of droop, then you’ll need the “anchor” incision. Also known as a Wise pattern lift. This is a combination of the procedures above (incision around the areola and then extending down to the fold under the breasts) plus an incision along the fold under the breast. While this does have the most incisions, it is the most powerful lift.

breast lift technique

Don’t stress about the incisions. The alternative is to have a misshapen breast that is hanging over your implant. Sure you have more incisions with a formal lift but your breasts look great!


Breast Lift Technique Video


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