If you’re a woman living in San Diego and you’re interested in a breast lift, you’re probably wondering what type of incision types are available to you. After all, in order to get your breasts lifted to your ideal position, it’s going to require having incisions made on your breasts, which will result in scars. While these scars are hidden behind a bra or bikini top, many of Dr. Kaweski’s patients want a full understanding of what their scar will look like, so they are prepared before the surgery. After all, your scar will be noticeable in intimate situations.
When it comes to getting a breast lift, women in San Diego have a variety of incisions types to choose from. These include:
- The Anchor Incision
- The Lollipop incision
- The Donut Incision
- The Crescent Incision
Read on as we discuss each of these incision types, below.
The Anchor Incision
If you have a high degree of breast sagging, then San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Kaweski is likely to recommend that you use the anchor incision for your breast lift. This incision type actually includes three incisions: one around the areola, a horizontal incision at the bottom breast crease, and a vertical incision that connects the areola incision and breast crease incision. Your resulting scar will look similar to an upside down “T,” or an anchor, hence its name. This incision type is also useful for women who want to undergo a breast lift and a breast reduction simultaneously.
The Lollipop Lift
If you’re only experiencing moderate breast sagging, you probably don’t need an incision as invasive as the anchor incision. Dr. Kaweski often finds that many of her breast lift patients with moderate sagging can undergo the lollipop lift instead. With this breast lift type, an incision is made around the areola, and then vertically down the breast from the bottom of the areola to the top of the breast crease, mimicking the look of a lollipop.
The Donut Lift
Many women living in San Diego with mild to moderate sagging prefer the donut lift option for their breast lift. This is because the only incision that is made is one around the areola. As an added benefit, this incision type allows for breast implants also to be placed, so patients can use the breast lift incision type to combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation for an altogether perkier, more youthful breast appearance.
The Crescent Lift
If you’re a woman with only a small degree of breast sagging, and you’re also considering getting a breast augmentation performed during the same surgery, you may want to consider the crescent lift. With this incision type, Dr. Kaweski performs an incision along the upper half of the areola. Because the incision is so small, it also leaves the least scarring on a patient’s breasts.
Which Incision Type Is Right for Me?
Only a breast lift consultation with Dr. Kaweski will determine which breast lift incision type is appropriate for your degree of sagging and your surgical goals.
To schedule this appointment, call Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery today at (619) 464-9876.