What Are My Breast-Lift Incision Options?
Breasts can start to sag naturally due to factors like aging, weight changes, pregnancy, and genetics. They can be affected in many ways, including firmness and shape. This can make a woman feel self-conscious and embarrassed in a number of social situations and can cause self-esteem issues.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, corrects sagging breasts to restore them to a firmer and more youthful look and feel. The procedure raises and firms up the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to suit the new breast contours. It can also address asymmetrical breasts and cases of enlarged areolae.
Your Breast-Lift Consultation
A breast-lift consultation is the best way to learn more about the procedure. It will be important to bring your complete medical history, including medications and supplements you are taking and any allergies you have.
During your consultation, you will be able to talk to Dr. Bennett about your aesthetic needs and goals. She will walk you through the procedure in depth, ensuring that you have a strong understanding of it. She will also answer any questions you may have and will show you before-and-after photos.
As part of your breast-lift consultation, Dr. Bennett will examine your breasts to learn the degree of sagging, overall breast size, and amount of extra skin involved. Using this information, Dr. Bennett will determine the best incision technique for your case.
Types of Incisions
Each patient’s breasts are unique to them, and for this reason, it is important to match the proper incision technique with the patient’s needs, goals, and expectations. There are three main incision types:
• Donut incision – This incision method involves a circular incision around the areola, along with a second concentric incision around it. It is recommended for women who suffer from mild to moderate sagging and who would benefit from a more subtle lift. It is also called the periareolar incision.
• Lollipop incision – This option involves a circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision straight down from it to the breast crease, making a “lollipop” shape. It is effective for women who experience moderate sagging of their breasts and require reshaping. It is also known as the Benelli lift.
• Anchor incision – The anchor incision includes the same incisions as a vertical lift but with an additional curving horizontal incision at the crease of the breast. The anchor incision is recommended for women who require dramatic reshaping to improve significant sagging. It is also known as the inverted-T lift.
The lollipop incision is the most commonly used method, as it is perfect for women who have a moderate degree of sagging, which is what the majority of patients experience.
Scheduling Your Breast-Lift Consultation with Dr. Bennett
Dr. Della Bennett is a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients. She is well-versed in a number of breast procedures, including the breast lift. If you are interested in scheduling a helpful and informative breast-lift consultation with Dr. Bennett, contact our office today and arrange an appointment.