Breast Lift Surgery
Also known as a Mastopexy
What is a Breast Lift?
There are three main types of breast lift; the common names of them are based on the shape of the incision and resulting scar. The most common Breast Lift techniques
What to expect during the Mastopexy procedure?
Also called a Benelli mastopexy or
Mastopexy: Lollipop, Teardrop or Vertical
As the name implies, the incision for a lollipop mastopexy is made around the areola and then down the center of the breast to the
Mastopexy: Anchor Incision
Also referred to as a Wise pattern (or Weiss pattern) mastopexy, full breast lift, or inverted-T incision, the anchor mastopexy is considered the traditional technique for breast lifting, elevation of the nipple/areola over 3cms is achievable as well as removal of excessive laxity of skin in the lateral and lower poles. The incisions are made around the areola, down the center of the lower portion of the breast and then across the breast in the inframammary fold. Like the donut and lollipop incisions, the areola can be made smaller at the same time. The resulting scar is in the shape of an anchor. Although the Wise pattern or anchor mastopexy used to be the standard, it is now usually reserved only for those with moderate to severe breast sagging.
What to expect during the recovery for the Breast Lift procedure?
During breast lift recovery, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. Following breast lift surgery, patients may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which typically last from two to three weeks. The sutures are removed from the breasts after a week or two. Patients are normally able to return to work and light activities after about a week. Prescription pain medications may make patients more comfortable during the first week of breast lift recovery.
Examples of Breast Lift Results:
Before and After of Mastopexy
To find out more about available treatments and procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Moulton-Barrett at one of his Bay Area offices. Board certified plastic surgeon Rex Moulton-Barrett, M.D., offers advanced care and procedures for Bay Area residents. He has offices in Alameda and Brentwood, CA.
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