While there are ways to reduce breast sagging, most women will experience some degree of sagging (ptosis) over time. If you feel unhappy with your level of breast ptosis, breast lift surgery can correct it. When you go in for your breast lift surgery, the surgeon will use one of three different techniques. The breast lift surgery technique that will be best for your needs is dependent on the degree of breast sagging you have.
Option 1: Periareolar Incision (for Mild Ptosis)
To address a small amount of breast sagging, the periareolar incision may be used. This incision is placed around the areola and enables the removal of a small amount of tissue to tighten and lift the breasts. An advantage of the periareolar incision is that it leaves only minimal scarring that blends with the edge of the areola. If your breasts have only a small level of ptosis, this surgical option could be right for you.
Option 2: Lollipop Incision (for Moderate Ptosis)
To address a moderate amount of breast sagging, the lollipop incision may be used. This incision encircles the areola and then extends down along the front of the breast in the shape of a lollipop. Although this incision leaves more scarring than the periareolar incision, it facilitates the removal of more sagging tissue so that the breasts can be lifted and aesthetically reshaped. The lollipop incision is appropriate for individuals who have a moderate degree of breast sagging.
Option 3: Anchor Incision (for Severe Ptosis)
To address severe breast sagging, the anchor incision is used. This incision encircles the areola, extends down along the front of the breast, and continues along the breast crease. The anchor incision leaves the greatest amount of scarring, but it also leads to the most dramatic improvements in breast shape and position for women with severe breast sagging. Women in need of significant correction for breast sagging may need this technique to achieve the results they desire.
Knowing which technique is best for you depends largely on the critical factor of how much breast sagging you have. As breast lift surgery is an elective procedure, your personal preferences will also play a role in which surgical technique should be used. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will recommend the best technique for you based on your needs and preferences to ensure that you will be satisfied with your results.
To schedule your free consultation for breast lift surgery, please call us at 813-400-1465 or fill out our online contact form at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.