Different types of breast lift incisions patterns

Sagging breasts are a common problem for many women, especially those with a large cup size. Age, pregnancy, weight loss, and genetics, all play a part in causing breasts to sag. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is the surgical procedure recommended to give the chest a boost, and firm and shape the breasts.  There are several techniques used to perform mastopexy and consequently, there are different types of breast lift incisions.

Breast lift surgery readjusts the lower pole of the breast to make it higher, giving the breasts a more youthful appearance. It also improves the definition of the curves of the upper body.

When contemplating breast lift surgery, women should consider the skill of the surgeon, as well as how the surgery will be performed. Breast lift surgery can be done in several ways, it all depends on the nature of the incision.

The main types of breast lift incisions are:

  • The lollipop or vertical incision. This is recommended for women with mild breast droop. The incision first circles the areola, and then extends downward. No horizontal cut is made along the breast, hence the lollipop shape.
  • The peri-areolar incision. This incision is generally performed on women with moderate droop, and goes around the areola.
  • The anchor or vertical T incision. This is recommended for women with significant breast droop. The incision is similar to the lollipop pattern. It circles the areola, extends downward but then continues horizontally along the inframammary crease.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of breast lift incisions, contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery practice in Woodbury, MN. Please call 651-739-1100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Heather Rocheford. During the consultation Dr. Rocheford will discuss the options with you, and determine which approach will give you the most satisfying results.