4 Types of Breast Lifts

  • 2 years ago

So you've decided that your "girls" hang closer to your belly button than you're entirely comfortable with or that your nipples aren't as symmetrical as you'd like. Luckily, the world of plastic surgery has an answer for that. It's called a breast lift. Breast lifts come in a few different flavors, and you'll want to know how they vary.

Here are the types of breast lifts available to you in the good old U.S. of A.

Crescent Lift - involves a crescent of skin removed at the top of the nipple to improve nipple position. This is the least invasive breast lift.

Benelli Lift - Otherwise known as a Circumareolar Lift. This is best used for slight nipple asymmetry or a mild lift. A doughnut-shaped incision is made around the areola to remove tissue and the skin is then 'purse-stringed' to tighten the breast skin. It is less invasive than full mastopexy. A flattening effect on the breasts may occur.

Lollipop Lift - Or Vertical Scar Mastopexy. A lollipop-shaped incision is made from the crease of the breast vertically and surrounds the nipple. This is a very effective lift for many women with low hanging breasts.

Anchor Lift -  For significant breast droop. This is when the incision is made similar to the lollipop, but also travels along the breast crease, forming an anchor shape. This is the most invasive breast lift procedure, but very effective for women with a long inframammary fold (distance from breast crease to nipple).

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There is yet another type of lift that does not require a vertical scar nor implants to create upper pole fullness. Women with large breasts and significant ptosis (lower inframammary fold) do best with this procedure. The breast is reshaped into an internal cone which is then secured to the chest muscles for a long term lift. The skin envelope is relieved from carrying the weight of the breast, therefore, also relieving women from neck, back and shoulder pain. Because most of a woman's breast tissue is preserved, nipple sensitivity and breastfeeding is left intact. With The Horndeski Method the vertical scar is completely eliminated so women have the advantage of a maximum lift with their own tissue and minimal scars.
The auto-augmentation mastopexy is also a type of breast lift that can be ideal for some women. Auto-augmentation mastopexy is a surgery in which some of the patient's own lower pole breast tissue (from the area of the breast below the nipple/areola complex) is moved into the upper pole of the breast. A pocket is created behind the upper pole of the breast and the lower pole tissue is advanced, with its blood supply intact, into the upper pole pocket. This truly remarkable procedure can create a mastopexy appearance that previously has only been possible by means of breast implant placement.
Very helpful. Thank you for your precious time, the greatest gift you can give to someone is your time. I like learning new things everyday! I will ask this of my surgeon. Thank you again.
Thank you for posting this! So many things I learn and forget through this process and this is a good reminder of one more thing to discuss with my PS. 15 days and counting!
I definitely would benefit from the anchor lift