4 Types of Breast Lifts
Byon 30 Jan 2012
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).