The three different types of incisions in breast lift surgery (mastopexy): Periareolar, Circumferential (“Lollipop”), Wise Pattern (Anchor)..
Dr. Zuckerman’s breast lift surgery improves a drooping appearance in the breasts by removing extra skin and tightening the skin of the breast area, thereby “lifting” the breasts to a firmer position. It can also reposition and improve the appearance of the areola, the dark-pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. By trimming tissue from the areola, Dr. Zuckerman’s breast lift can also reduce the size of the nipple. Although the procedure can provide a more youthful-looking bustline, it does not add volume or fullness to the breasts. However, this can be achieved by a breast lift in combination with breast augmentation.
There are three main techniques, or incision patterns, that Dr. Zuckerman uses in his breast lifts: Perioareolar (an incision around the nipple only), Circumvertical (“”Lollipop””), Wise Pattern (or Anchor). The decision of which incision to use depends on the amount of excess skin and, if a breast reduction, breast issue, that Dr. Zuckerman needs to remove. He most commonly uses the Circumvertical incision pattern.
Although mastopexy can provide a number of aesthetic benefits and address a range of concerns, it may not be the best option for everyone. Since pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the skin of the breasts, Dr. Zuckerman can discuss alternatives to breast lift surgery for women who are planning to have children.
Breast Lift Procedure
Dr. Zuckerman custom-tailors breast lift procedures to your own unique needs using the incision pattern you and he have chosen. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened. The breasts and nipples are lifted to a higher position, and the incisions closed. Breast lift procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The entire procedure usually takes less than two hours to complete. Breast lift surgery can be performed at the private, accredited operating room inside Dr. Zuckerman’s office located in midtown Manhattan. These state-of-the-art, fully equipped facilities are certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), indicating the highest standard of care.
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