The ‘Right’ Incision for Breast Lifts

I typically recommend that patients do some research online, visiting reputable websites to learn about their potential procedures. This information can help people feel more comfortable about their decision to have surgery, and it will also pave the way for questions, such as which incision method is the best for a breast lift.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon near Seattle, I seek to offer my patients the most advanced techniques available. For breast lift surgery, the three most popular incision methods are:

  • Periareolar/Benelli: around the areola
  • Lollipop: around the areola with a vertical incision down to the breast crease
  • Anchor: around the areola with a vertical incision down to the breast crease and then a horizontal incision along the crease.

Each type of incision allows the surgeon to perform a different degree of lift. There is definitely not one incision that is necessarily better than the others, and some types of lifts are not well suited to certain breast shapes. Each patient should be analyzed based on her exact needs. Personalizing the procedure will result in the most beautiful and natural-looking results.

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