Breast lift incisions and scars
Dr. Hyman is experienced in a variety of mastopexy techniques. Depending on your specific situation, he may recommend one of the following surgical approaches:
As the name may suggest, donut lifts, also called periareolar lifts, involve a circular incision around the edge of the areola.
The lollipop lift, or vertical lift, involves a circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision running from the areola to the breast crease (inframammary fold).
Anchor lifts involve three incisions and are primarily used for patients with severe sagging issues. The first incision is made around the edge of the areola, the second is made vertically from the areola to the breast crease, and the third is made along the inframammary fold.
Crescent lifts involve a short incision made along the upper half of the areola. This technique is ideal for patients with only mild breast sagging.
No matter which breast lift surgery technique is used, Dr. Hyman will ensure your results are elegant and natural-looking, with scars as discreet as possible. While some breast lift incision methods, such as the crescent or periareolar options, are virtually invisible by design, other incision patterns are placed to be invisible, even in plunging necklines or bikini tops. Dr. Hyman recommends additional treatments to help reduce the appearance of scars, including creams and laser treatments, which can further enhance your beautiful results.