Breast Lift Techniques
Breast lift surgery is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient, the surgery can be performed using several different methods. The most common breast lift techniques are:
Crescent Breast Lift:
A crescent breast lift is a technique typically used with patients who have only minimal breast sagging. This procedure is performed using one crescent-shaped incision along the top half of the areola. In most cases, this breast lift method is combined with a breast augmentation, and implants are inserted through the incisions.
Vertical Breast Lift:
A vertical breast lift is often the best choice for patients experiencing a moderate amount of breast sagging. This technique requires two incisions: one circular incision around the edge of the areola and one vertical incision from the bottom of the areola down to the inframammary fold. Typically, excess skin is removed, and the deep layers of breast tissue are stitched together to enhance the shape of the breast.
Anchor Breast Lift:
For women dealing with major breast sagging, an anchor breast lift may be chosen as the ideal option. This technique, also known as the “inverted T” lift, requires three incisions roughly in the shape of an anchor. During this procedure, the doctor will remove excess skin, reposition breast tissue, and raise the areolas.