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Breast Lift Techniques: From Anchor to Crescent

Vishnu Rumalla May 28, 2015

Close-up of a bikini-clad woman’s mid-section after breast lift surgeryBreast ptosis, or the drooping of the breasts, is an eventual reality of life for most women, especially those with larger, heavier breasts. While a woman’s youthful, elastic skin may allow her breasts to maintain a certain profile for a number of years, time and gravity will eventually have their say in the matter. Factor in pregnancy, weight gain or loss, and various lifestyle choices, and drooping breasts are a foregone conclusion for many women by the time they reach their early to mid-thirties.

While some women are content with these changes to their breasts, breast lift offers an excellent solution to those women who are not. As one of the most time-tested procedures in plastic surgery, breast lift has an outstanding safety profile and record of success. Furthermore, when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience, skill, and aesthetic eye of Dr. Vishnu Rumalla, patients can emerge from the surgery with breasts that look more naturally beautiful and proportional to their frames than at any point in their lives.

Dr. Rumalla is a master of multiple breast lift techniques; during consultations at his Fort Worth plastic surgery practice, he discusses these techniques with patients, helping them to determine which technique is best suited to their unique needs and goals. To find out which technique would be most appropriate in your case, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Rumalla at your earliest convenience.

The Most Commonly Used Breast Lift Techniques

There are four commonly used techniques for performing breast lift surgery. The technique that is best suited to your case will depend on several factors, including the size of your breasts and the amount of correction you desire.

  • The Anchor Technique: This is the oldest of all the techniques used to perform breast lift surgery. Using this technique, Dr. Rumalla places an incision around the border of the areola, followed by an incision that runs down to the fold of the breast, and then another incision along this fold to create an anchor pattern. This remains the incision pattern of choice whenever a major lift must be achieved.
  • The Lollipop Technique: The only difference between this technique and the anchor technique is that no incision is made along the fold of the breast; therefore, the incision pattern resembles a lollipop rather than an anchor. As a result, the technique is less invasive than the anchor technique, but it also allows for less dramatic results.
  • The Peri-areolar Technique: This is a minimally invasive technique that entails only a single incision placed discreetly around the border of the areola. Dr. Rumalla uses this technique to correct mild to moderate sagging with excellent results.
  • The Crescent Technique: Dr. Rumalla reserves this technique, which involves the placement of incisions along only the upper half of the areola, for patients who are experiencing extremely mild sagging.

Learn More about Breast Lift Techniques

To learn more about the breast lift techniques used by Dr. Rumalla at his practice, please contact Tarrant Plastic Surgery today.

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