Breast lift – also known as mastopexy is a common procedure for women who feel they have lost the ‘youthful’ appearance of the breast. The uplifting procedure is often combined with an implant being placed into the breast or a small reduction of the natural breast. The use of an implant is to provide more of a fuller appearance, particularly in the upper part of the breast. When performing such procedure scars are made around the breast-this is done as discreetly as possible. The most commonly used is the anchor shape and lollipop shape.
The anchor scar circles the areolar, traces down to the under part of the breast, vertically when it meets the chest wall then up to near the armpit. The lollipop scar is exactly the same except the incision is not extended towards the armpit. There are many things taken into account when choosing which incisions to use, along with their advantages and disadvantages. These can range from the amount of tissue being removed from the breast as well as if an implant is being used, all will be discussed with you in-depth during your consultation.