BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
A breast lift restores the breasts to a rounder, elevated, more youthful looking state by removing excess tissue and tightening the surrounding skin.*
During your consultation with Dr. Judge she will help determine if the procedure is right for you, and present you with all the information you need. It is common for women to have an implant put in during the breast lift, but not necessary. The path your procedure takes will we be entirely up to you and Dr. Judge.
There are four primary incisions utilized during a boob lift surgery: the lollipop, the donut, the crescent and the inverted-T.
The lollipop incision is a vertical incision on the breast, and works to reduce sagging. In this technique Dr. Judge will make a keyhole shaped incision on the breast, preserving the nipple but removing any excess skin below.
The crescent lift gets its name from the crescent shaped skin above the areola that is excised during the procedure. This incision is generally used for raising the location of the nipple by a small amount.
The donut incision is known for less scarring. With this procedure, Dr. Judge creates an incision on or around the perimeter of the areola and later a second outer incision to remove the “donut” of skin around it.
The inverted T incision is the oldest breast lift technique and is a great option for women with severe ptosis or sag requiring a significant amount of skin to be removed.
All of the incisions have pros and cons. Ultimately your incision will vary depending on your aesthetic goals, which Dr. Judge will discuss with you at length.