The breast lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure using general or local anesthesia, and it takes 1 to 2 hours.
Our surgeons are skilled at performing various incision techniques for breast lift surgery, depending on patients’ needs, condition, and personal expectations, and will recommend the technique that will show the best results:
- Crescent lift: recommended for minimal sagging, leaving minimal scars.
A small incision is made running halfway around the top half of the edge of the areola.
- Peri-areolar or “Donut” lift: used for correction of moderate sagging with a single scar.
It involves a round incision around the areola, and it’s beneficial for women experiencing mild sagging of breasts. “Donut lift” is also effective in reducing the areola size.
- Vertical or “Lollipop” lift: extensive reshaping to correct moderate sagging.
This procedure involves two incisions, one around the areola, and the other vertical one made from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary crease. This is the common use procedure since it allows the surgeon to eliminate excess skin and reshape the entire breast with modest scars.
- Inverted T or “Anchor” lift: corrects large sagging and provides dramatic reshaping.
This is the most invasive procedure since it involves three incisions, one from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, one along the inframammary fold and one around the areola. It can be performed in conjunction with breast reduction mammoplasty.
The Recovery and Results
Shortly after surgery, the patients are able to go home to continue the recovery. Patients should expect:
- soreness and swelling of the breasts
- bandages and medical bra
- pain medications
- limited physical activities 2 to 6 weeks after the surgery
Immediately after the surgery, patients experience a change in the appearance of the breast and are able to see the results of the procedure, although it takes a couple of weeks for the shape to settle.
When performed by an experienced surgeon, the breast lift is a straightforward procedure with long-lasting results. Schedule a consultation with Adcure, today!