If you would like to lift your sagging breasts and make them high and perky once again, a breast lift is the ideal solution. Post-surgical scars are a common concern for breast lift patients, so they generally want to know – where are the incisions for a breast lift located.
Breast lift surgery
A breast lift elevates and reshapes sagging breasts. This is done by removing excess skin, tightening the remaining skin, and reshaping the breast tissue.
Where are the incisions for a breast lift located?
The location of the incisions for a breast lift varies depending on the technique used. The classic inverted ‘T’ and the vertical techniques are 2 of the most common breast lift methods.
Incisions for the Inverted ‘T’ Technique
This breast lift technique is also called the wise pattern or anchor pattern breast lift. With this method, an incision is made around the areola (dark pigment surrounding the nipple), vertically down the front of the breast, and then horizontally along the inframammary fold at the bottom of the breast. The shape of the incision resembles an upside down ‘T,’ hence the name.
Incisions for the Vertical Technique
The vertical technique is usually recommended for women with mild to moderate sagging of the breasts. The incisions for the vertical technique are made around the areola, and down the center of the breast. This newer approach requires fewer incisions than the older inverted ‘T’ technique (click here to learn more).
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