What Type of Breast Lift Leaves Minimal Scars?

breast lift houstonOne of the most common question patients in Houston have when meeting Dr. Craig, is whether they will have visible scarring following their breast lift procedure. Anytime an incision has to be made, a scar will develop; however, when an experienced and a reputable surgeon, like Dr. Craig, performs the breast lift, the the visibility of that scar will be reduced. .

In addition to the expertise and experience of the cosmetic surgeon, different types of breast lift procedures could reduce the chances of scarring even further. The type of breast lift each Houston patient undergoes depends on how extensive the procedure will be and what size breast is desired as the end result. Here is a quick overview of the main types of breast lifts to consider with a cosmetic surgeon. 

Periareolar Lift

The periareolar breast lift is also referred to as a donut lift. Dr. Craig will typically recommend this type for women who only need minor work completed. The incision goes around the perimeter of the areola and is hardly noticeable at all since it blends in with the skin pigmentation. Scarring is also very minimal with this type of breast lift.

Crescent Lift

The crescent breast lift is not the most common technique used by Dr. Craig, but there are very minimal scars with this procedure as well. The small incision is made around the top part of the areola and is typically performed on patients in Houston who only have minor sagging in their breasts they want to corrected.

Vertical Lift

The vertical breast lift is also commonly referred to as the lollipop lift. This type is common for women who want moderate work completed, as well as some reshaping of the breasts in some cases. Two incisions are made with the vertical breast lift. The first one is done around the areola and the second is done vertically from the areola through the bottom of the crease of the breast. It is one of the more popular types of breast lift, resulting in minor scarring.

Inverted T Lift

The inverted T breast lift is also called an anchor lift. This breast lift is for women who would like significant changes to the appearance of their breasts. Three separate incisions are required. One is around the breast crease, one is between the areola and the breast crease, and the other is around the perimeter of the areola. Since more incisions are required, the chances of scarring are higher. However, these scars will fade away over time when following the advice and care recommendations provided by Dr. Craig.

Craig Plastic Surgery wants every woman in Houston to look great and feel wonderful after their breast lift. A common perception many women have about breast lifts is that they will have to deal with scarring for the rest of their lives. While this could be possible with other surgeons, Dr. Craig use innovative techniques to reduce the likelihood of scarring significantly.

If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of getting a breast lift without any drawbacks, contact us today at (713) 346-9909 to schedule a consultation and learn more.