Most women have sagging breasts at some stage of life, and some consider having breast lift surgery to correct the problem. However, the possibility of scarring is often a deterrent, and so they are often concerned about how to minimize breast lift scarring.
About Breast lift scars
A breast lift or mastopexy is usually done to correct severe ptosis, or sagging of the breasts. Surgery involves tightening the surrounding skin, as well as elevating the breast and nipples. There are different techniques that can be used to perform a breast lift, but they all leave some amount of scarring.
The concern women have about how to minimize breast lift scarring is understandable, because in a traditional mastopexy, visible scars are left behind. The amount of scarring usually depends on the volume and shape of the breasts, as well as skin quality.
During surgery, incisions are made around the areola, down the breast, as well as along the inframammary fold. The incision looks a lot like an inverted T, and is referred to as anchor scar.
However there are now more advanced surgical techniques being used to perform a breast lift, and these alternatives significantly reduce scarring. In particular there is the ‘Benelli lift’ and the so-called ‘Lollipop lift.
For the Benelli lift a donut shaped portion of skin is removed from around the areola. The procedure is designed for smaller breasts with minimal sagging. In a Lollipop lift, the incision is made around the areola and down the breast, but the scar is smaller when compared to the traditional breast lift.
Dr. David Dorfman and Dr. Kyle Song performs both procedures at South Coast Plastic Surgery that serves Orange County. Both Dr. David Dorfman and Dr. Kyle Song are skilled plastic surgeons with many years of experience, and they have performed various types of breast enhancement surgery. You can contact them online at http://www.socoplasticsurgery.com/.