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Different Ways to Perform Breast Lift Surgery

Breast Lift Techniques - Victoria, TX

Posted on: December 11, 2015

Breast lift surgery incisionsDr. Brian Burns has helped countless patients in and around Victoria look their absolute best through advanced cosmetic plastic surgery techniques. In particular, breast enhancement surgery has worked wonders for patients, allowing them to have the curves and contours that they have always wanted.

Breast lift surgery is particularly effective for problems with advanced age and weight loss. Let's look at this procedure in more detail right now.

About Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery is a type of breast enhancement procedure that is designed to improve the perkiness and pertness of the breasts. It's an ideal option for women who have breasts that droop or sag as a result of advanced age or weight loss.

There are many ways to perform the breast lift procedure depending on the needs of the patient.

Traditional Breast Lift Surgery (Anchor Lift)

A traditional breast lift surgery involves a series of incisions that resemble the shape of a ship anchor. They are as follows:

  • A circular incision around the areola
  • A lateral incision along the crease when the underside of the breast meets the chest
  • A vertical incision connecting the previous two incisions made along the curve of the underside of the breast

Through these incisions, excess skin and tissue can be removed.

Vertical Scar Breast Lift Surgery (Lollipop Lift)

When the lift needs of a patient are not as dramatic, fewer incisions are necessary. One option is known as the vertical scar surgery. There are two incisions made:

  • A circular incision around the areola
  • A vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola incision along the curve of the underside of the breast

This technique is referred to as a "lollipop lift" given the shape of the incisions made.

Areola Incision Breast Lift Surgery (Benelli Lift)

For some patients, only a little lift is necessary to meet their needs. This calls for the Benelli lift, which involves only a single circular incision around the areola.

Crescent Breast Lift Surgery

For even less scarring in cases of minor drooping or sagging, the crescent lift option may be most ideal. During this type of breast lift, the incision is only made along a portion of the areola rather than its entire circumference.

Combined Breast Lift and Augmentation

Sometimes a patients would like to have the perkiness of her breasts improved while also increasing her cup size. In such instances, a combined breast lift and augmentation is ideal. This procedure will involve the placement of breast implants while also lifting the breasts. The type of incision necessary can vary based on the amount of sagging and the size of the implant that will be used.

Combined Breast Lift and Reduction

Women who have breasts that are very large and that sag can undergo a combination breast reduction and lift procedure. This type of surgery will improve the perkiness of the breasts while also reducing their size, allowing for a more proportionate frame and fewer issues with shoulder and back pain.

Combined Breast Lift and Areola Reduction

Some women have prominent areolas that make them feel self-conscious about wearing certain kinds of tops, undergarments, and bathing suits. An areola reduction/revision procedure will involve a Benelli lift incision that alters the prominence of the areola while also making the breasts perkier.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Brian Burns

For more information about breast lift surgery and how it can help you have perky, firm, and more attractive breasts, we encourage you to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Brian Burns looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve excellent results.


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