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How are breast lifts done?

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There are several surgical techniques used including:

This surgery involves some degree of permanent scarring, but products are available that may help to minimize the appearance of scars.

  • Wise pattern. The incision, in the shape of an anchor, goes around the chest and below the breast.
  • LeJeour. The incision goes around the areola and down.
  • Donut or peri-areolar. The incision goes around the areola only.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy."

Susan G. Komen for  the Cure: "Breast Reconstruction."

FDA: "Breast Implants."

MedlinePlus: "Breast reduction."

MedlinePlus: "Cosmetic breast surgery."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 26, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy."

Susan G. Komen for  the Cure: "Breast Reconstruction."

FDA: "Breast Implants."

MedlinePlus: "Breast reduction."

MedlinePlus: "Cosmetic breast surgery."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 26, 2019

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