Breast augmentation with lift is a combination surgical treatment that not only enhances the size and shape of the breasts, but also lifts the breasts to a higher more proportionate position.
Breast Lift Incision Types
Breast lifts are performed with varying incision patterns. Some common incision patterns include:
- Circumareolar: All the way around the areola
- Lollipop/Vertical: Circumareolar (around the areola) with an additional vertical incision (a vertical line that will travel down the breast to the natural fold below the breast)
- Anchor/Wise Pattern: Full circumareolar, vertical incision, and horizontal incision (in the natural fold of the breast)
During your consultation, the incision placement will be discussed after your breasts have been thoroughly assessed. Women with smaller breasts will usually benefit from an incision that circles the areola only. Larger breasts, or those that have severe sagging, may need the anchor-shaped incision in order to achieve the best results.