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Mehdi Balakhani, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christiana Care Systems and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. He has been selected by nurses and his peers as a top doctor in Delaware since 1992. Dr. Balakhani is Board Certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1983. He has contributed more than 20 cosmetic surgery instructional exhibits to the Medical Society of Delaware over the past 20 years. He has provided more than 200 educational seminars for public education in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


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Choosing the Right Breast Lift Technique: Understanding Your Options

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Many women experience changes in the shape and firmness of their breasts due to factors like aging, childbirth, or weight fluctuations. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical solution that restores loose or sagging breasts to more youthful contours. With several breast lift techniques available, this article will guide you through your options, helping you make an informed choice.

Types of Breast Lift Techniques

Breast lift surgery is not one-size-fits-all;  it can be personalized to fit the unique anatomy and goals of each patient. Here are the most common techniques:

Anchor lift

Also called the inverted-T lift, this technique is ideal for women with significant breast sagging who require extensive reshaping. It involves three incisions: one around the areola, another vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and a third along the natural curve of the breast crease. This method removes excess skin and tissue, providing a dramatic uplift and reshaping, making it a preferred choice for those who have lost a lot of weight or want to address post-pregnancy changes.

Lollipop lift

Named for its scar pattern that resembles a lollipop, this technique is ideal for correcting moderate sagging. It requires fewer incisions than the anchor lift—around the areola and a vertical one from the areola to the breast crease. This method provides a noticeable lift and allows for moderate breast reshaping with less scarring than the anchor technique.

Crescent lift

This technique involves a single crescent-shaped incision at the edge of the areola, making it ideal for patients requiring minimal lifting. Often combined with breast augmentation, it’s best for correcting slight sagging. It’s the least invasive breast lift technique, resulting in minimal scarring and a shorter recovery time.

Each technique has specific indications and outcomes, and the choice largely depends on the patient’s existing breast tissue, the degree of lift required, and personal preferences regarding scars. 

Factors to Consider

When considering breast procedures like a breast lift, think about the following:

  • Degree of sagging: More significant sagging may require more extensive techniques.
  • Future plans: Pregnancy and significant weight changes can affect results, so you might want to delay surgery if these are in your short-term plans.
  • Health and medical history: Essential for determining your candidacy for surgery.

Choosing a Surgeon

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is important. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast lift procedures. Check out their before-and-after gallery to assess their work, and read patient reviews to gauge satisfaction levels. Remember that you will count on the expertise and qualifications of a trusted plastic surgeon in Delaware like Mehdi Balakhani, DDS MD FACS to assess the patient’s condition and discuss the most suitable technique based on their anatomical and aesthetic considerations. 

Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery varies by technique but generally involves one to two weeks off work and four to six weeks before resuming strenuous activities. To get the best results, follow the post-surgery guidelines on care, including managing discomfort and supporting healing.

Schedule Your Consultation

A breast lift can dramatically improve the shape and position of your breasts, but the best results come from choosing the right technique and surgeon. Find a board-certified plastic surgeon in Delaware: contact us to secure a consultation with Mehdi Balakhani DDS MD FACS today.

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