Here at Gaines Plastic Surgery, patients in the greater Gainesville area can count on our team to provide excellent cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery treatment. Dr. Gaines is careful to answer any all questions with regard to procedures, which is especially important for breast lift surgery.

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a type of breast enhancement and body contouring procedure that is intended to improve the perkiness and firmness of breasts the droop or sag. The ideal candidates for the surgery are women who have experienced drooping of the breasts as a result of weight loss (via pregnancy, bariatric surgery, or natural means) as well as women whose breasts have sagged due to the natural aging process.

There are many different ways that the surgery can be performed based on the needs of the patient. Let’s go over them right now.

The Traditional Breast Lift Surgery

During the traditional breast lift, three incisions are made in the shape of a ship anchor:

  • One circular incision around the areola
  • One lateral incision along the underside fold where the bottom of the breast meets the chest
  • One vertical incision along the lower curve of the breast connecting the two previous incisions

Using these incisions, a cosmetic surgeon can remove excess skin and tissue and improve the overall pertness of the breast’s shape.

The Vertical Breast Lift Surgery (“Lollipop” Incision)

In some cases, a vertical incision approach can be used for breast lift procedures. This uses just two incisions:

  • One circular incision around the areola
  • One vertical incision along the lower curve of the breast

Rather than a ship anchor, the shape is similar to that of a lollipop, hence the nickname “lollipop incision.”

The Periareolar Breast lift Surgery

During a periareolar breast lift, all of the adjustments to the breast size and shape are accomplished through an incision around the areola. This tends to be done when only a minor amount of drooping or sagging is an issue.

Combined Breast Lift and Augmentation Surgery

It’s also possible for a breast lift to be combined with breast augmentation surgery. A combined breast lift and augmentation incorporates a breast implant into the procedure. This achieves a better breast contour, reduces sagging, and can also provide an increase in breast size. Since there is an implant involved in this kind of surgery, the incisions during this form of the procedure tend to be less extensive.

Discussing Your Options in Greater Detail

During a consultation at our practice, you will be able to find out which form of breast lift surgery might be best for you and your needs. You will learn about all of the risks and benefits involved so that you can make a well-informed decision about all of your aesthetic options.

Learn More About Breast Lift at Gaines Plastic Surgery

For more information about breast lift surgery and how it can help you achieve a more appealing frame, it’s important to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team here at Gaines Plastic Surgery looks forward to your visit and discussing your many options for body contouring and aesthetic enhancement.