Lollipop Breast Lift Technique
By Sheryl Pilcher on August 01, 2018
Women who wish to address drooping, sagging breasts can benefit from a breast lift procedure at our San Antonio, TX practice. This treatment can lift and tighten the skin around the breasts, delivering a perkier, more youthful appearance.
There are several incision techniques used for breast lifts, including the donut, anchor, crescent, and lollipop techniques. The type recommended for you will depend on your unique anatomy and your personal cosmetic goals. Here, our team explores the lollipop breast lift technique as well as candidacy and final outcome.
About the Lollipop Breast Lift Technique
The term “lollipop” refers to the shape of the incision used in this technique. To begin, your surgeon makes a circular incision around the perimeter of the areola. From there, a vertical incision is made to the infra-mammary fold, where the breast connects to the chest wall.
Next, the nipple, areola, and skin envelope are lifted to their new position and the incisions are closed. The resulting sutures are in the shape of a lollipop.
- Provides moderate elevation of the nipple
- Reduces the size of the areola, if desired
- Reduces excess skin in a horizontal direction
Lollipop Breast Lift Candidates
The best candidates for the lollipop breast lift technique include women with a small amount of breast droop. For example, if the nipple is just slightly below the level of the infra-mammary fold, then you are most likely eligible for this type of treatment. If you have significant breast droop or excess skin, you may be better suited for an anchor incision breast lift technique.
During an initial consultation at our practice, we will assess how much excess skin is present and determine how much tissue will need to be removed.
Due to the nature of the lollipop technique, this method is ideal for women who want a perkier appearance, but do not require a significant lift to the breasts.
Lollipop Breast Lift Benefits
When it comes to the most extensive and effective breast lift technique, it is difficult to ignore the anchor incision. However, while the anchor technique certainly provides more flexibility for accurate positioning and higher lift, it also causes the most significant scarring and tissue damage.
In addition, women who choose the anchor breast lift technique often experience longer healing times, and a more uncomfortable recovery.
Therefore, it is important to carefully weigh the risks and benefits of the lollipop technique. Many women who only desire a moderate lift can enjoy significant results with this method.
Why Choose the Lollipop Breast Lift?
Sagging or dropping breasts may be the result of significant weight loss, aging, or it could simply be a byproduct of pregnancy and nursing. No matter the reason, a breast lift can effectively address these issues and provide patients with a more youthful appearance and a boost in self-confidence.
Schedule a Consultation at Our Practice Today
If pregnancy, weight loss, or the passage of time has left you with sagging or drooping breasts, you can enhance your appearance and feel confident again. To explore your treatment options or schedule a consultation, contact us online or call our office at (210) 654-9900.
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