Breast Lift Incision Techniques: Restoring Perkiness to the Bustline By Patricia Berbari on October 30, 2014

A woman's breasts and cleavageWhen patients come to visit Dr. Patricia Berbari in Gatineau, they will receive exceptional care, with great attention given to their needs. We always strive to custom-tailor each procedure to the needs of the patient, which is especially important for age-defying and enhancing surgeries such as breast lift (mastopexy), which can leave you looking years and years younger.

Breast lift surgery is a procedure intended to reduce the amount of drooping and sagging that affects the breasts. The surgery will involve the removal of loose skin and revision of glandular tissue in order to achieve optimal results.

Traditional Breast Lift Surgery

A traditional breast lift involves three incisions:

  • One circular incision around the areola
  • One incision along the crease where the breast meet the chest
  • One vertical incision that connects these two

You'll note that these incisions form a kind of anchor shape. Through the incisions, excess skin can be removed and underlying structures in the breast revised as needed.

All other kinds of breast lift surgery are variations on this traditional set of incisions.

Lollipop Incision Breast Lift Surgery

The lollipop incision involves two incisions:

  • One circular incision around the areola
  • One vertical incision that extends from the bottom of the circular incision down to the area where the breast and chest meet

You'll note that these incisions form a lollipop shape, hence the name.

This is an ideal incision method for when a patient needs a breast lift, but the sagging of the breasts is not as substantial to necessitate a traditional surgery.

Doughnut Incision Breast Lift Surgery

The doughnut incision breast lift incision involves just one incision made around the areola. This kind of incision is ideal for patients who need only a very minor amount of lifting.

In some cases, the incision needs only to be made around part of the areola. The exact size of the incision depends on the needs of the patient.

Combined Breast Lift and Augmentation

In some cases, the breast lift surgery may be combined with breast augmentation surgery, meaning that a breast implant is placed as part of the lift procedure. When this is done, the perkiness of the breasts as well as breast size are revised.

The exact kind of incision used for the combined breast lift and augmentation can vary based on the implant size and the lifting needs.

Which breast lift option is right for me?

During a consultation at our practice, we will be sure to discuss your aesthetic goals while also assessing the condition of your breasts. This will allow us to fully tailor the surgery to your needs. We will also be able to go over all of the risks and benefits of the procedure so that you can make the best and most well-informed decisions with regard to your cosmetic surgery options.

Schedule a Consultation for Breast Enhancement Surgery

For more information about breast lift surgery and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. Dr. Berbari and her team look forward to your visit and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals, whatever they may be.

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Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. 
Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies, including:

  • Collège des médecins du Québec
  • Association des spécialistes en chirurgie plastique et esthétique du Québec
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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