What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes sagging or deflated-looking breasts. When it comes to mastopexy surgery, there are a number of different approaches that Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad can employ in order to achieve a customized result for each individual patient. Traditionally, breast lift surgery required an anchor-shaped incision that left a longer scar in the crease of the breast, where the underwire of a bra typically sits. However, our surgeons have helped to revolutionize this operation by eliminating the bra crease incision. Instead they use what’s known as the “lollipop” technique, where only two incisions are needed: one around the areola and another extending vertically between the bottom of the nipple to the bottom of the breast.
Many women who come to The Plastic Surgery Clinic for a free consultation discover that a breast lift alone will address their concerns. Over time, skin tends to lose elasticity. In the breasts in particular, this can cause an elongated, “droopy” shape that no longer resembles the breast in its youthful state. A standard breast augmentation will not be sufficient in improving these areas of concern. With a breast lift, the position of the nipple is raised and redundant skin is removed from the breast tissue. The result is a firmer, perkier breast that sits higher on the chest and looks completely natural as well as more youthful.
There are also patients who require additional volume and upper pole fullness to achieve the result they desire. The upper pole is the upper area of the breast located above the nipple. Many women who have had children and have breastfed experience volume loss in this area in particular, and as a result, they require additional volume to achieve the fuller, more curvaceous silhouette they desire. For these patients, a breast lift can be augmented with a breast implant. A breast lift with implant creates the same improvement in terms of the raised nipple position, while also improving projection, filling out loose tissue, and enhancing cleavage.