Breast Lift Incision Options

Incision Markings on a Female Breast

There are three primary breast lift incision options. The one that is best for your needs will be dependent on factors unique to your breasts, including their size and the amount of ptosis (sagging) that is present.

The three most common beast lift incisions are:

  • Concentric. Also known as the “donut” incision, this is done in a circular pattern around the areola and is ideal for mild ptosis
  • Circumvertical. Commonly called the “lollipop” incision, this option goes around the nipple with an additional incision from the bottom of the nipple to the breast crease. It is best for moderate ptosis
  • Inverted T. For more pronounced ptosis, an “anchor” incision is best. This option includes the incisions from the lollipop technique with an additional incision following the breast crease

With each incision, great care is taken to help guard against highly visible scarring. You can help to reduce your risks of thick and noticeable scars by keeping incisions dry and clean, avoiding blood thinners and vasoconstrictors during the recovery process, and following the advice provided by our office before and after your procedure.

Which Breast Lift Incision is Right for You?

When you come to our office for a breast lift consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle will take time to listen to your desires before evaluating your breasts to determine which technique will be most beneficial for your needs. If you are concerned with volume loss in addition to ptosis, or if you are interested in enhancing the size, shape, or symmetry of your breasts, she can also discuss the option of adding breast implants to your lift. Your satisfaction is one of our chief concerns. Every option that could help you reach your goals will be discussed during your time in our care.

One of the very few female plastic surgeons in the United States, Dr. Doyle is in the unique position of personally understanding the female body. With a female perspective and thoughtful approach, she is here to listen and to guide, helping to ensure the most pleasing results.

Please call the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule your breast lift consultation today. Dr. Doyle serves East Greenwich and all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.