Information about Breast Lift Techniques
By Sheryl Pilcher on January 13, 2015
For many women, drooping breasts eventually become an unfortunate reality with which they have to deal, whether due to pregnancy, the effects of gravity, or the simple passage of time. While some women find this change in their bodies perfectly acceptable, others want to do something about it. Fortunately, plastic surgery offers a potentially ideal solution in the form of the breast lift procedure.
Each year, thousands of women undergo breast lift surgery to rejuvenate their figures and feel more comfortable in their own skin. Like so many other plastic surgery procedures, breast lift can be customized to meet the precise needs of the individual patient and produce the best possible results. At Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A., the practice of Sheryl Pilcher, M.D. in San Antonio, breast lift techniques are selected according to the unique needs and goals of each patient. Dr. Pilcher explains the advantages and disadvantages of each technique so that the patient can make the most informed and confident decisions regarding her surgery.
Which breast lift technique would be best suited to your case? The only way to know for certain is to meet with Dr. Pilcher for a confidential, one-on-one consultation at her state-of-the-art plastic surgery center at your earliest convenience.
Techniques for Performing Breast Lift Surgery
There are several possible techniques for performing breast lift surgery. The most appropriate technique in any given case will depend on the extent of the patient’s droopiness, the patient’s goals, and the scope of the surgery.
The most common breast lift techniques include:
- The Anchor Technique: The oldest of all breast lift techniques, the anchor technique involves the creation of an incision around the border of the areola, a second vertical incision extending down to the crease of the breast, and a third incision along the breast crease. Although this technique produces the largest amount of visible scarring, it remains standard for women who require the greatest degree of correction.
- The Lollipop Technique: This less invasive variation of the anchor technique involves the creation of an incision around the border of the areola and a second vertical incision extending down to the crease of the breast, resulting in a pattern similar to a lollipop. This technique is often ideal for women with moderate droopiness.
- The Peri-areolar Technique: This minimally invasive technique requires only a single incision, around the border of the areola. This technique is generally sufficient for women who are experiencing mild droopiness, although Dr. Pilcher is often able to achieve excellent results for women with moderate droopiness as well. If a patient is experiencing extremely mild droopiness, if may be possible to achieve good results through a “crescent” incision, an incision made along the border of just the upper half of the areola.
Learn More about Breast Lift Techniques
If you are interested in learning more about breast lift techniques, or you would like to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sheryl Pilcher, we invite you to contact Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. today. We would be pleased to answer any questions you might have and assist you in scheduling your appointment.
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