Many women are very conscious about how they look and especially when it comes to their body shape. As women age, various body parts, including the breasts, usually sag due to breastfeeding, weight loss or gain, or even stretch marks. If you are in a situation in which you feel you need a breast lift, Dr. Tavakoli is well experienced in using different breast lift techniques, and will assist you in getting your desired look in the safest way possible.
Crescent scar lift
In this procedure, a small amount of breast skin and tissue in the shape of a crescent is removed above the areola. A small scar usually remains, but the procedure is perfect if you have a nipple that is a little drooped.
In this technique, a piece of skin is removed around the areola in the shape of a donut and then the skin that remains is fixed back. The scar in this case is circular and goes around the areola. This technique is normally used when you need the nipple to be moved to a higher position.
This is the procedure that is used when the breast has extremely drooped. In this technique, the cosmetic surgeon removes the skin, not just around the areol,a but also from the lower part of the breast. This means that the scar is shaped like a lollypop – around the areola and a vertical scar down the breast.
In this technique, skin is removed in three places on the breast, that is, around the areola and at the center and the bottom of the breast. Once the skin is removed, the cosmetic surgeon moves the areola to a higher level and then wraps the remaining skin on the breast tissue. This procedure results in a scar that looks like an upside-down T. It works very well for women with a lot of excess skin on the breast area due to significant weight loss or breastfeeding.
Most women are concerned about the scars resulting from breast lifts. It is therefore important to note that the skillfulness of the cosmetic surgeon and the technique that is applied are what will determine the quality of the scar. Dr. Tavakoli is well known for conducting breast lifts that offer good quality scars that normally fade off very well – within 18 – 24 months. However, it is worth noting that the benelli and lolly-pop scars are smaller than other types of scars.
Breast lift with implants
A breast lift on its own does not change the volume of the breasts, but it can change the shape of the breast. A breast lift is therefore perfect for women who have no problem with the size of the breasts and are only concerned about drooping.
However, if you want breasts that are bigger and have a good projection, then the solution would have to be a breast lift with implants. This means that both the shape and the volume of the breasts will change to the desired look. Dr. Tavakoli will be able to advice you on whether you are a good candidate for a breast lift only or for a breast lift with implants.