The breasts are like the rest of the body in that they sag experience a loss of elasticity with age. The structures that support the breast become stretched and weaker. Sagging can be exacerbated by childbirth, genetics, and stretch marks on the breast skin, weight gain, and loss.
The structures that support the breast are the skin, tissue, and the ligaments that hold the breast to the muscle beneath. The breast ligaments cannot be reliably repaired, so we focus on the skin and tissue. In a reduced-scar breast lift, some of the breast skin is removed and the nipple and breast tissue are raised and suspended, resulting in a lifting of the breasts. Depending on the severity of the situation, he has options in performing a breast lift.
Vertical Breast Lift: In a vertical breast lift, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon eliminates the need for the horizontal or “anchor” scar, and uses a “lollipop” incision, pulling the lateral sides of your breasts in and up, creating a rounded, fuller-looking breast – achieving an augmented looking breast without the need for implants and reduced scarring.
Periareolar Breast Lift: A periareolar breast lift is a modified version of a breast lift used for very specific mild breast ptosis conditions including areola repositioning. The periareolar approach uses small circular or semi-circular incisions placed around the outer border of the areola. These less invasive procedures are less traumatic to endure than a full breast lift and produce a fantastic aesthetic look for appropriately treated patients. He also performs reduced-scar breast reductions, breast augmentation, and immediate single-stage nipple and skin-sparing reconstructions.
*individual results may vary
Individual results may vary