When the techniques for a breast lift in New York are mentioned, more often than not someone would be referring to the incision patterns made on the breasts, each of which is ideal for different people with unique and individual aesthetic goals and desired results. Some of the breasts lift techniques and patterns have been in use since time immemorial, others are just getting introduced in the market while still others are yet to be proven of their efficacy.
When thinking of giving your breasts the much needed lift, it is important to educate yourself on all the options available at your disposal, and discuss with your surgeon on the most ideal technique before you finally make up your mind. Knowing what incision patterns are ideal for your body type as an individual would be paramount to the success of your plastic surgical procedure. Here are some of the most commonly used techniques.
The ‘Anchor’ Incision
This is the oldest technique known to man and is mostly used in combination with a breast reduction procedure. Under this technique, the incisions are made around the areola’s perimeter, vertically downwards from the areola all through to the breast crease, and then horizontally on the breast crease, thus forming an ‘anchor’ so to speak. Be advised that this technique has the most scarring effects, no wonder it is only recommended for people with a very severe sagging who may not benefit much from other less invasive and less scarring techniques.
The “Donut” incision
Otherwise referred to as the ‘peri-areolar’ incision, or a ‘Benelli’ lift, it is whereby the incision is made only around the areola’s perimeter. It is ideal for patients who have mild-moderate sagging of breasts. Note however that when used by an experienced and skilled doctor in combination with breast implants, it can have greater results for those with severe sagging.
The “lollipop” incision
Otherwise referred to as a ‘keyhole technique’, this is an incision that is made on the areola’s perimeter downwards from the areola all through to the breasts crease. It is ideal for patients with a moderate degree of sagging.
The ‘crescent’ incision
This is a less common technique whereby the incisions are made only on the upper part of the areola, where a crescent-shaped piece of skin is extracted above the line before the surrounding skin and tissue is re-attached to the areola. It is mostly done in combination with a breast augmentation, and is ideal only among patients with a significantly smaller degree of sagging.
The “Scarless” Incision
This is a technique that is ideal for patients who are more concerned with the loss of breast volume than they are concerned with breast sagging. These are procedures that would lift the physical appearance of the boobs by utilizing a number of procedures such as breast implants, smart lipo, thermage and ‘quill threads’, thus giving the breasts the much needed lift with minimal to no scarring. Note however that there is no surgical procedure that does not require an incision of some sort, regardless of how concealed or tiny it is, hence may not really qualify for the term a 100% ‘scarless’ incision.