There are four common surgical techniques used during a surgical breast lift. The technique chosen will depend on your current breast size and shape, areola size and position, degree of sagging, and skin elasticity.
Anchor Lift (Wise Pattern Mastopexy) – Used to correct extensive breast sagging. Three incisions are used; one around the areola, one vertically from the bottom of the areola, and one along the breast fold.
Donut Lift (Circumareolar Mastopexy) – Combined with breast augmentation to correct mild sagging. A circular incision around the areola is used.
Lollipop Lift (Vertical Mastopexy) – Used to correct moderate sagging with two incisions, one around the edge of the areola and one vertically from the breast fold to the areola.
Crescent Lift – Used in combination with breast augmentation to correct minimal sagging with one small incision that is made along the top of the areola.
After Dr. Reyna makes the appropriate surgical incisions, he will lift and reshape the breast tissue and skin. The nipple is repositioned and enlarged areolas are reduced by removing skin around the edges. To compensate for a loss of skin elasticity, excess skin will be removed.