A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, elevates the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new contour of the breast.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show, breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000.
Types of Breast Lifts
Cosmetic surgeons use a variety of incision techniques for breast lift surgery; The exact technique used will vary according to the existing breast tissue of the patient, the amount of excess skin that will be removed and your personal goals. Your cosmetic surgeon will recommend the type of breast lift that will achieve optimal results with the least possible visible scar.
The Crescent Lift:
Cosmetic surgeons can use the “crescent lift” technique who have a small amount of drooping to correct. This involves a small surgery that runs halfway around the upper half of the edge of the areola. Generally, a crescent lift is only performed when a patient also has breast augmentation, and even in these cases, the crescent incision type is used less frequently.
The Donut Lift:
Women who experience light sagging, but still benefit from a breast lift, are often good candidates for a peri-areolar lift. This involves a circular incision that extends around the edge of the areola, and like the crescent lift, it is commonly done in conjunction with breast augmentation. This lift can also be effective to help reduce the size of the areola. The resulting scar marks the edge of the areola.
The Lollipop Lift:
This type of breast lift is commonly used since it allows a cosmetic surgeon to remove excess skin and reshape the entire breast with modest and easily hidden scars. A vertical lift involves 2 incisions: one around the edge of the areola and another that extends vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold, creating a “lollipop” shape.
The Anchor Lift:
If you have large falls, hanging breasts, an anchor lift, which allows an aesthetic surgeon to remove a vital amount of excess skin and sagging tissue, can produce the best results.
This technique involves 3 incisions: one around the edge of the areola, one vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast fold, and another along the infra-mammary fold, hidden in the breast fold.
Your cosmetic surgeon can also use this technique if you have a breast reduction with a facelift. While the anchor lifter comes with some visible scars, these usually fade significantly with proper care.
Cost Lift Surgery Cost
Breast Lift surgery cost in India ranges from INR 1.5Lac to 2.5Lacs, However, this will depend on your particular case. This can be planned during a consultation with your surgeon.