Who is a Candidate?
Women who have breasts that have sag can benefit from a breast lift procedure. Sagging breasts can cause women to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Ideal breast lift candidates will be done having children, near their ideal weight, and healthy.
The breast lift procedure can be performed using one of four incision patterns. These include:
The Crescent Moon Incision: This incision serves to remove a crescent of skin above the areola, to move the nipple up a small distance.
The Donut Incision: This incision is ideal for patients with minimal breast sagging. It is created around the areola and resembles a donut shape.
The Lollipop Incision: This type of incision is ideal for patients with a mild-to-moderate amount of breast sagging. It is created around the areola, like the donut incision, and extends vertically downwards to meet the breast crease.
The Anchor Incision: The anchor incision is done the same way as a lollipop incision but with an added incision that follows the breast crease. Those with severe breast sagging can benefit from this incision pattern.
After the appropriate incision pattern is created, underlying tissues will be lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and excess skin is removed to create a more youthful, lifted breast. Although incision lines are permanent, they will fade over time and will be able to be hidden under a bra or clothing.
Dr. Homas and Dr. Brostrom will provide detailed instructions for each patient to follow during recovery. A compression garment will need to be worn for a few weeks to reduce swelling and help support the breast tissues as they heal. Pain medication can be used to help with any discomfort.