For women who are considering a Breast Lift, with or without Implants, the most frequently asked question is the visibility of scars after their procedure and the long-term appearance of their healed scars. Breast Lift Scars are usually unsightly in every part of the body, and this is why most patients will be naturally concerned when considering a Breast Lift as this type of surgery can’t always hide incisions in/under or around their natural breast creases.
During the course of your consultation, your consultant breast surgeon will certainly discuss your results and how much your breasts can be lifted. Some would say results matter more than the location and appearance of scars.
There are surgeons who would aim for the patients ideal breast lift results, which means the consideration of Breast Lift Scars / Scarring would be secondary. This makes sense up to a certain extent and depending on the type of technique which has to be performed.
The amount of scarring will naturally depend on the amount of lift required to position the your breasts to the most optimum height.
There are 4 common techniques used in performing a breast lift and breast lift scars are shown in the diagram below in black lines showing the potential incision directions.
When assessing the diagram above, we can see that Breast lift scars in the Donut and Crescent Techniques will be caused by the incisions made around the areola. The benefit to these techniques are that the breast lift scars are naturally hidden around the areola due to the skin tone difference between areola and breast skin. These are popular choices where there is a little lift required to the breasts and without use of a breast implant.
When performing a larger breast lift due to larger breasts that are sagging, pendulous and have lost fullness in the upper pole of the breast, the Anchor or Lollipop incisions are more favourable. As you can see from the diagram, it includes the more hidden scars in the Donut and Crescent breast lift scars, but also includes vertical incision down towards the bottom of the breast crease.
Though the Anchor incision carries that extra incision around the bottom of the breast crease, the breast lift scars are hidden in the breast fold. This a very common technique used with patients considering an implant with their breast lift, otherwise known as a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy.
The breast lift scars and concern around the scarring after surgery mainly relates to the only visible scar, which is the vertical incision made from the Areola down to the bottom.
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