A breast lift procedure is often desired by women who have seen changes to the breast as the result of having children or breast feeding. Additionally, breasts will often sag as one ages and the tissues that hold of the breast weaken and stretch.
A breast lift procedure is a valuable way of restoring shape and position to the breast. The procedure will often only require an “areolar lift”, or and incision that this hidden inconspicuously around the edge of the areola (the pigmented edge of the nipple region). For patients in need of a significant amount of shaping, a “lollypop” incision is often needed. This has the circular incision of the areolar lift with a vertical incision that goes from the bottom of the cirle to the bottom of the breast, giving it an appearance of a lollypop.
To lift and shape the breast, Dr. Cross uses a patient’s own breast tissue. This tissue is repositioned and secured, creating an internal brassier with a patient’s own tissue, to give long lasting improvements in shape and appearance.
Breast lifts are often performed in combination with a breast augmentation or breast reduction depending on whether or not the breast size needs to be increased or decreased in addition to being lifted.