Breast Lift Incision Options

When considering a breast lift in Indiana, the incision placement is very important. Both the location and pattern of the incision play a part in the degree of lift that can be achieved. At my practice, the two most common options I use are the anchor-shaped incision and the “donut” incision, with or without a vertical incision.

Anchor-Shaped Incisions

The anchor incision is probably the most commonly used technique. This method includes an incision around the perimeter of the areola, another made vertically from the areola to the breast crease, and a final incision in the breast crease itself. Although this technique does produce more scarring than other incision types, it also allows for a significant amount of lifting and reshaping. Women with a high degree of skin sagging typically benefit the most from this technique.

Donut Shaped Incisions

The donut incision creates a circular scar around the perimeter of the areola and is appropriate for women who have a mild to moderate degree of skin sagging. This pattern may also include a vertical incision from the areola to the breast crease (also known as a “lollipop” or “keyhole” incision). Many women who also want breast implants in addition to breast lift are good candidates for this incision type.

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