Breast lifts are performed on patients that are currently facing ptosis (a condition in which a person’s breasts sag due to natural occurrences such as pregnancy, weight loss, breastfeeding, and gravity).
If the volume of your breast tissue is good but you want the “perkiness” back, a lift by itself may be all that is necessary. If you would like a lift but add a little more volume, breast implants at the time of the lift may be the answer.
The benefits of having a breast lift are many, ranging from improved appearance to better fitting clothes. Your breasts have more cleavage, and they sit higher on your chest and project further. Your nipples are re-positioned to a more youthful location. Your upper body and lower body are in better balance.
- Peri-Areolar Breast Lift – Also Known as a donut mastopexy. The peri-areolar breast lift is also known as a donut mastopexy, whereby an appropriate amount of breast tissue around the areola is excised so that the nipple/areola are positioned on top of the sub-mammary folds. Some women believe they need breast implants along with a lift, but if they have significant amount of natural breast tissue, Dr. Chartchai’s skill and technique creates enough lift to seemingly restore the breast to a more youthful fullness.
- Lollipop Lift – A Lollipop breast lift is best when the nipple needs to be raised a moderate amount, and will change the breast from a hanging rectangular appearance to a projected round appearance. This involves a vertical incision from the areola to remove excess tissue and skin and creates a much more attractive, round, full shape within the lower breast.
- Anchor Lift – An Anchor breast lift is usually necessary when nipples have descended significantly. This will result in an additional horizontal scar. Our Chief Surgeon, Dr. Chartchai, has developed a technique that minimizes the horizontal scar so it is hidden completely underneath the breast. Patients can wear any type of clothing without concern of the scar being seen.