While full, voluptuous breasts may seem like a blessing at a certain point in a woman’s life, breast ptosis – the clinical name for drooping of the breasts – eventually sets in for most women. Even among women who do not go through pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fluctuations in weight, time and gravity will sooner or later take a toll. As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity and suppleness, and the breasts begin to sag as a result.
Fortunately, for women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts due to sagging, breast surgery offers a potentially ideal solution in the form of breast lift. There are several techniques used to perform breast lift, making it one of the most customizable procedures in plastic surgery. Barry Neil Silberg, M.D. is a master of the most advanced and effective breast lift techniques, and he has the skill, experience, and keen artistic eye to produce the natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results you deserve and desire from breast lift surgery. He will discuss the various breast lift techniques during your consultation at his Santa Rosa, CA plastic surgery practice, advising you honestly as to which is best suited to your particular needs and goals.
Which breast lift technique would be most suitable to your case? The only way to find out is to meet with Dr. Silberg for a confidential, one-on-one consultation at your earliest convenience. Contact our plastic surgery practice today to schedule your initial appointment with our esteemed, board-certified surgeon.
What are the most common breast lift techniques?
There are four techniques that are most commonly used to perform breast lift surgery at Dr. Silberg’s practice. He will recommend the technique best suited to your case based on multiple factors, including the size of your breasts, the degree of your ptosis, and your aesthetic goals.
- The Anchor Technique: This is the most time-tested breast lift technique. With this technique, Dr. Silberg starts by making an incision along the edge of the areola. He then makes a second vertical incision that extends downward from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease of the breast, and then another incision along this crease. The result is an anchor-shaped pattern. The anchor technique remains the technique of choice when dramatic results are desired.
- The Lollipop Technique: This is basically a modified anchor technique in that it lacks only the incision along the crease of the breast; as a result, the incision pattern looks like a lollipop instead of an anchor. Although the lollipop technique is less invasive than the anchor technique, it also permits less dramatic results.
- The Peri-areolar Technique: This technique requires only a single incision around the edge of the areola. While scarring is kept to an absolute minimum, it is reserved for the correction of mild to moderate sagging.
- The Crescent Technique: This minimally invasive technique requires the placement of incisions along only the upper border of the areola. It is reserve for cases of extremely mild sagging.
Learn More about Breast Lift Techniques
If you would like to learn more about the breast lift techniques available at our plastic surgery practice and which one is right for you, please contact Dr. Barry Neil Silberg and his team today.