The Beast Lift is one of the most frequently performed Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures. For every three Breast Augmentations, a Breast Lift, also know as a Mastopexy, is performed. I had the opportunity to discuss Breast Lifts on the San Francisco Bay Area’s Body Beautiful on KRON 4. If you missed the live broadcast, the segment is embedded below. More Breast Lift Videos are also available on the DrMele.com Bay Area Breast Lift Video Gallery.
Mastopexy | Breast Lift Video Presentation on KRON 4
When Is A Breast Lift Recommended?
Unlike Breast Augmentation, which enlarges the breasts, Breast Lifts change the shape of the breasts. Breast Augmentation and Breast Lifts are complementary, and are often performed together. Breast Lifts are used to lift saggy breasts and to reshape birth defects like moderate to severe forms of Tubular Breast Deformity.
Little Breast Lifts
The smallest breast lifts are performed to reposition the nipple and areolae higher on the breasts. Common types include the Periareolar Lift or Round Block Lift and the occasionally effective Crescent Lift. These types of lifts are not effective for lifting the breast mound, and have the potential to deform the areolae when they are asked to do too much.
Moderate Breast Lifts
More effective breast lifts require incisions elsewhere on the breast. The next largest lift is the Vertical Breast Lift. A Vertical Lift includes the periareolar and a vertical incision, which runs from the lowest aspect of the areolae to the folds under the breasts. This lift is more effective for raising the nipple, controlling the size of the areolae and lifting the breast mound.
Big Breast Lifts
The biggest, and most versatile breast lift includes a horizontal inion that lies in the breast fold, and the incisions used in the Vertical Breast Lift. It goes by many names, but the most common include: The Anchor Breast Lift, The Inverted-T Breast Lift and The Keyhole Breast Lift. The names come from the shape of the incisions and pattern of skin removal. This lift provides superior control of the breast mound compared to the vertical lift, specially for larger breasts.
More About Breast Lifts
If you are looking for more information on Breast Lifts, there are many more breast lift posts here on the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog and on my other websites linked above and in the margin. However, the only way to get specific information about the Breast Lift that will work best with your body is to consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in person. If you would like to schedule a private consultation, give me a call at (925) 943-6353.