The goal of a breast lift is to elevate the nipple, reposition the breast tissue, and remove the excess skin. A breast lift can be performed with a variety of techniques, depending on the patient’s anatomy. Every breast lift procedure begins with an incision around the nipple. The patterns for a breast lift procedure include:
- An incision only around the areola
- An incision around the areola with a vertical incision to the breast crease
- An incision around the areola with a vertical incision to the breast crease followed by a horizontal incision across the breast crease
Once the breast incision is made, the breast is lifted and reshaped to create a more youthful looking breast.
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