There are three types of breast lifts depending on the degree of repositioning. The periareolar lift hides the scar around the areolar, while the vertical lift adds a vertical scar and the full mastopexy leaves an “anchor scar.” An implant is sometimes added (see breast augmentation) to yield long-lasting superior fullness. The final result may take several months while the tissue relaxes. – Dr. Reagan
Do you long for the days of your youth or before pregnancy and nursing when your breasts were perky? The downward decline of the breasts is one of the most common and inevitable signs of female aging. Fortunately, there is a solution in breast lift. Also known as mastopexy, breast lift corrects breast sag (ptosis) by raising the breasts higher on the chest wall and reshaping them as needed to create a more attractive shape and appearance. But the benefits of breast lift go beyond more youthful and beautiful breasts. With perkier breasts, your bras will fit better and your clothes will hug your figure perfectly. You will look and feel sexier and even younger.
If you are self-conscious or unhappy about the appearance of your breasts, True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine encourages you to learn how breast lift can elevate your breasts and self-confidence.
Is Breast Lift Right for You?
Breast lift addresses a number of cosmetic concerns caused by genetics, the natural aging process and weight fluctuations, including those brought on by pregnancy. Breast lift may be right for you if you have any of the following concerns:
- Shapeless, deflated breasts caused by excess, stretched out skin
- Downward-pointing nipples that hang below the natural breast crease line
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Stretched out or overly large areolas
Many women with shapeless, saggy breasts also wish to enhance their breast size. A breast lift with implants combination procedure can simultaneously create fuller and perkier breasts. Our True Beauty team can advise you on the best course of treatment upon evaluating your breasts, aesthetic concerns and goals.
Superior Incision Techniques for Breast Lift
There are three main types of incision techniques that can be used to perform breast lift. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Reagan, has spent years honing his surgical technique in order to deliver beautiful and natural-looking results. He will recommend the technique that best suits your unique needs.
The first incision technique involves an incision around the outer perimeter of the areola. Known as the donut-shaped incision, this incision pattern is usually reserved for women with little breast tissue and minimal breast sag who do not require an extensive amount of lifting.
The anchor-shaped incision (also known as the keyhole incision) is made around the areola, extending vertically down the breast and horizontally underneath the natural crease line. This technique is best suited for women with severe ptosis. The lollipop-shaped incision pattern is made around the outer border of the areola and vertically down on the front of the breast. This is Dr. Reagan’s preferred incision technique, as it produces a better breast shape and typically less scarring than the other techniques.
What to Expect During Breast Lift
The key to aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting breast lift results is a superior surgical technique. Traditional breast lift involves removing excess skin and re-draping the remaining skin higher on the chest wall, bringing the breast tissue with it. But this technique falls short in several ways. First, it puts tension on the incisions, increasing the risk of unsightly scars. Second, the skin is more likely to stretch because it cannot properly support the breasts, causing the breasts to droop and sag once again.
True Beauty uses a breast lift technique in which the breast tissue itself is sculpted and positioned higher on the chest wall. The skin is then re-draped passively, resulting in minimal scars and a longer-lasting result. If needed, the areolas are resized and repositioned higher on the breast mound. Once the procedure is completed, the incisions are closed and a compression garment is placed to support the healing tissues.
Stunning and Natural-Looking Breast Lift Results with True Beauty
True Beauty is committed to making your breast enhancement journey as safe, comfortable and successful as possible. To learn more about breast lift, schedule an in-office consultation. Contact us by calling (858) 454-SKIN (7546) or sending us an email today.