Pregnancy, weight loss, and age can change the form of your breast, but a breast lift can restore proportion and shape to sagging breasts. It is also common for women to have breast implants added the same time to help restore breast fullness.
A plastic surgeon can create an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast contour by:
- Removing excess stretched skin
- Reshaping breast tissue
- Raising the nipple and areola
- Reducing the areola size
- Creating a better breast shape
Plastic surgeons use a variety of incision techniques for breast lift surgery; the technique used is based on the patient’s existing breast tissue, the amount of excess skin to be removed, and individual choice. Your cosmetic surgeon will recommend the type of breast lift that will provide the best results with the least scarring possible. Breast lift surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure.
Donut lift (peri-areolar)
Donut lift surgery corrects mild sagging with only one scar. Women who have mild sagging are good candidates for peri-areolar lift. It is also useful for reducing areola size and the scar only appears on the edge of the areolar. This procedure is commonly performed in conjunction with breast augmentation.
Lollipop lift – (vertical lift)
This procedure is commonly used to improve moderate sagging and reshape the entire breast with easily concealed scars.
Anchor lift (inverted T)
To repair extensive sagging and reshape the breast, an anchor lift procedure is used. There is some detectable scarring with an anchor lift, but with excellent care, the scars diminish and are unnoticeable under a bikini top.