A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that can create a beautiful, balanced breast shape that is properly elevated and youthful. An excellent solution for combating sagging breasts that have lost their elasticity due to the aging process, the breast lift affords you the possibility of improved wardrobe choices as well as maximized self-confidence.
What are the different types of breast lifts?
Peri-areolar lift—For very mild breast ptosis, the peri-areolar lift involves an incision encircling the areola and is commonly performed in conjunction with breast enhancement through implants. The scar is nicely hidden in the darker pigments of the areola.
Vertical lift for moderate breast ptosis—This is a common type of breast lift that is used for reshaping the breast with easily hidden scars. There are two incisions made: one around the perimeter of the areola and one that runs vertically from the areola to the breast crease, creating a shape that resembles a lollipop.
The inverted T lift for significant breast ptosis—For those women who have pendulous, low-hanging breasts, an inverted T or anchor lift allows the surgeon the most possibility for removing excess fat and skin. In this case, three incisions are made: one encircling the areola, one running vertically from the areola to the inframammary fold, and one running horizontally along the breast crease where it is well hidden. This type of surgery is often performed in tandem with a breast reduction.