Breast Lift Techniques

Published on January 31, 2017 by

Besides the breasts’ primary purpose of feeding infants, they also help to define a woman’s body structure. Some women are dissatisfied with their appearance, so they turn to cosmetic procedures to help improve their looks. One of these procedures is the breast lift.

A beautiful pair of breasts is not merely defined by size. A skilled doctor can help women achieve more proportional breasts and a more beautiful figure using various techniques specifically tailored to their needs.

The Breast Lift Procedure

The breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that helps restore a more aesthetically pleasing look to a woman’s breasts. They improve the shape and structure, resulting in firmer and perkier breasts and an overall more youthful and feminine appearance. Breast lift procedures can also help correct issues such as sagging breasts, disproportionate breasts, large areolae, and loose excess skin on the breasts that has formed due to extreme weight loss or other factors.

The basic principles behind a breast lift are removal of excess skin, reshaping of the tissue, and realignment of the nipple/areolar complex, if necessary. This helps improve the contours of the breasts and give the patient a more youthful appearance.

Breast Lift Techniques

During the procedure, surgeons use different incision techniques to suit the needs of the patient. The exact technique is devised by taking into consideration the patient’s breast tissue, the amount of excess skin that must be removed, and the overall goal. Your surgeon should be able to recommend the right kind of breast lift that will suit your body and help you achieve your goals.

Here are the different techniques used in breast lift procedures:

The Donut Lift: This technique is ideal for women who experience slight sagging of their breasts. This technique is also known as the peri-areolar lift and involves a donut-shaped or circular incision that runs around the areola edge. This technique can also help reduce the size of the areola, if desired.

Lollipop, or Vertical, Lift: This technique is used to address moderate sagging of the breasts and provides for more extensive enhancement. The procedure involves two incisions: one that runs around the areola edge and one that runs vertically from the areola to the bottom of the breast. Together, these incisions make a “lollipop” shape.

Inverted-T Lift: This procedure is ideal for women experiencing severe sagging or pendulous breasts. It involves the removal of large amounts of excess tissue and skin. This technique requires three incisions: one that runs around the areola edge, the second that runs from the areola down to the crease of the breast, and the third that runs along the base of the breast, also known as the inframammary fold. This technique is also known as the “anchor” lift due to the shape that the incisions form.

Learn More About the Breast Lift During an Appointment

Consult your plastic surgeon for the best breast lift technique for your body so you can achieve that beautiful figure you deserve. To schedule a helpful consultation with Dr. Steve Byrd, a board-certified plastic surgeon, contact our office.

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