Miami Breast Lift: The Lollipop Incision
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Overtime, many women begin to notice undesirable changes in their breasts. Whether it is due to weight loss, pregnancy, or the natural aging process, a loss of elasticity in the breasts can cause them to sag or droop, losing their natural shape and firmness. Understandably, these changes can have a detrimental affect on a woman’s self-esteem. Luckily, a breast augmentation in Miami can lift and tighten the breasts in order to improve their shape and restore their perky, youthful appearance.
There are three different incision sites used for a breast lift or mastopexy, including the anchor, donut, and lollipop incision. Depending on your needs and goals for the procedure, your plastic surgeon will help you determine the most suitable incision for you.
What Is A Lollipop Incision?
The lollipop incision is frequently requested by women who hope to minimize the risk of scarring following their breast lift procedure but do not qualify for the periareolar or donut incision, an incision made around the areola that is only suitable for patients with a small amount of breast ptosis. Unlike the T-incision or anchor incision, which combines a periareolar incision with a second incision, running from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease and along the breast crease in a distinctive T-shaped pattern, the lollipop incision does not extend along the breast crease.
Instead, as its name implies, it makes a circular incision around the areola and then extends downward in a straight line to the breast crease. A lollipop incision is ideal because it enables the plastic surgeon to reposition the breast tissue without putting undue stress on the areola. Thus, as the breast tissue is lifted, the tension is evenly distributed, which minimizes the risk of wide scars.
In the event that the patient has considerable breast ptosis, or sagging, which is common after massive weight loss, a reduction mastopexy may be necessary, in which case the lollipop incision is extended to create a “J” incision, which curves slightly underneath the breast fold. This is considered a variation of the lollipop technique, as the only portion that is visible resembles a lollipop.
In most cases, this procedure takes approximately two hours. Regardless of which incision is used, once the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are repositioned and the surrounding skin is brought down and together, which effectively reshapes the breasts.
Lollipop Incision Advantages
One of the advantages of the lollipop incision is that the resulting scar tends to heal very well. In fact, in many cases, overtime it is almost imperceptible. A scar cream can be used to help speed up the healing process and ensure that you are bikini ready in no time.
There is no better place to get your body beach ready than sunny Miami. If you are considering a breast lift and would like to learn more about the lollipop incision, we invite you to contact our clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, a leading Miami breast lift plastic surgeon.