With A Mastopexy, Shorter Scars Usually Translate Into Lesser Results

My philosophy for breast lift surgery is that it is better to use more or longer incisions if the final outcome will be far superior in contour and general aesthetics than that obtained by gimmicky usage of limited incisions. This has been reviewed in two previous posts (Periareolar Mastopexy: Sacrificing…

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The Lollipop Mastopexy: Shorter Incisions and Lesser Results

A patient recently sought my expertise regarding the poor results that she obtained from a mastopexy with implants that was performed elsewhere (by a surgeon who was not board certified). She was very unhappy with the outcome for many reasons but the abnormal shape including the flatness and lack of…

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Periareolar Mastopexy: Sacrificing Shape and More for Less Incisions

A periareolar mastopexy, also known as a purse string, doughnut or circumareolar mastopexy, is a breast lift that accomplishes the result with just one incision: around the areola. Many women find the idea attractive because of the idea that there may be fewer scars on the breast. Unfortunately, unless there…

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