A breast lift is used to give sagging breasts a boost and restore breast symmetry. There are several types of breast lift available to patients, and one of the most popular lift options is the lollipop breast lift.
The whole idea behind a lollipop breast lift is to give the breasts a more youthful shape and better curves through a minimal number of incisions. Lollipop breast lifts are often preferred over other typical breast lifts due to their minimal post-surgical marks.
There are three basic lift options:
• The periareolar lift is performed when only minor adjustments are required to give a proper shape to the breasts. This involves making two concentric circular incisions around the areola.
• The anchor lift, also known as the inverted-T lift, is the most common technique used in breast lifts. Here, an incision is made around the areola, along with a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease. A curving horizontal incision is then made along the breast crease.
• The lollipop breast lift is a sort of conceptual midpoint between the above two approaches. Here, a circular incision is made around the areola, along with a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease. Unlike the anchor lift, the incision does not extend along the crease. This gives the overall incision a lollipop-like appearance.
Advantages of Getting a Lollipop Lift
Lollipop lifts are the perfect option for enacting a moderate amount of lift in the breasts. They are effective at lifting up the areolae, adjusting the size of the areolae, and tightening the skin around the breasts. They can help to significantly alter the shape and contours of the breasts.
The main advantage of the lollipop lift lies in its distinctive shape and the extremely limited nature of the incision. This allows it to leave very few post-surgical marks. This also means that the recovery time associated with this process is shorter than that of the anchor-lift procedure.
Women who are in good shape but want improve their overall proportions and eliminate breast sagging are excellent candidates for lollipop breast lifts. Lollipop breast lifts are popular in the modeling industry, since the significantly quick recovery time and limited post-surgical marks allow women to enhance their breasts for a more attractive look.
Before the operation, the patient undergoes a pre-operative consultation where Dr. Chevray evaluates their breasts. Their past medical history is discussed, along with any allergies. Only after being declared fit in the pre-operative evaluation can the patient arrange a date for the lollipop breast lift.
During this consultation, the patient’s aesthetic goals will be discussed in great detail. Dr. Chevray might recommend other kinds of breast lifts depending upon the existing shape and the patient’s needs, goals, and expectations.
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Get started with your breast-lift journey – contact our office and schedule a consultation. Dr. Pierre Chevray, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is highly skilled and will be happy to meet with you and discuss the procedure in further detail.