At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, our skilled team of certified surgeons offers mastopexy, commonly called a “breast lift”, using a number of advanced techniques to properly lift and reshape the breasts.
What Types of Incisions Are Used During a Breast Lift?
The degree of lift will determine how many incisions are needed and where they will be placed. Once the incisions are made, excess skin and tissue are removed and the nipple and areola are re-positioned for a natural placement. The sutures during this procedure are placed deep in the breast wall to secure and hold the breast up firmly.
There are several incision placements to consider:
- Around the curvature of the areola (the tissue immediately surrounding the nipple)
- Vertically on the bottom of the areola, down to the crease under the breast
- Horizontally beneath the breast following the natural crease