If you are considering breast lift surgery, you may be concerned about what type of scar you may be left with following the procedure. Breast lift surgery requires an incision to be made on the breast and these incisions will result in breast lift scars. In most cases, breast lift scars will eventually fade and the positive aesthetic outcome from the lifted breasts will far surpass the remnants of any scars.
Types of Breast Lift Scars
Breast lift scars come in all sizes and shapes, depending on the breast lift procedure chosen by Dr. Nickodem. The correct procedure for a woman’s needs is determined by the size, shape and condition of her breasts. The following are the most common breast lift procedures in Annandale and information about the types of breast lifts scars to be expected:
Crescent breast lift is most commonly performed in conjunction with an augmentation procedure to raise the nipple to a higher anatomical position. The incision for this procedure is across the top border of the areola.
The Benelli technique uses a full incision around the outer border of the areola. This incision can be done in such a way as to leave only a thin line scar around the nipple, making it barely noticeable.
Vertical breast lift uses a full periareolar incision and a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold. The breast is dissected down the middle to achieve tremendous lift effect. Scarring for this procedure will look like a lollipop; a thin line on the lower center of the breast and a full thin scar around the areola.
Full breast lift uses an anchor incision. This technique uses a similar pattern to the vertical technique, with the addition of a long horizontal inframammary incision along the natural breast fold.
For many patients, the benefits of breast lift surgery outweigh the possible scars that will result from the procedure. If you are ready to schedule a breast lift consultation with Dr. Nickodem, contact Dr. Anne Nickodem at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com today.