The plan for surgery always begins with an individualized consultation to assess your goals, anatomy, and what I am capable of achieving for you. I use medical history, physical examination, precise measurements and imaging to help determine the best option for you. Depending on the size and shape of your breasts, as well as the degree of sagging present, there are multiple options when it comes to placing your incisions.
For breasts that require less lift and where only the nipple needs to be lifted, the incisions are limited to the circumference of your areola. In other instances, the “lollipop incision” must circle the areola and extend down to where your breast meets your chest. If a significant amount of tissue must be removed, the “anchor incision” might circle the areola and extend down to the base of the breast and then a bit outward on each side.
I then lift and reshape the underlying breast tissue to create an ideal breast profile. Additional skin is removed and the incisions are closed in multiple layers. In most cases, your areola is reduced in size and repositioned higher on the breast.
I almost never use drains in my breast lifts. The incisions are closed with tape.