Although breast augmentation is extremely popular in the US, many women are also choosingto have breast lift surgery to restore the youthful shape to their breasts. However, they are often worried about the surgical scars that will result, so they are anxious to find out the answer to this question – Does breast lift surgery leave scars.

Breast Lift Surgery
A breast lift (mastopexy)is a surgical procedure that is done to lift and shape saggingbreasts. The procedure is done under general anesthesia, and takes about 2-3 hours to perform.

Does breast lift surgery leave scars?
As is the case with any type of plastic surgery, breast lift surgery does leave scars, since incisions are made. However, the degree of scarring will depend on the specific technique used to perform the operation. If you are contemplating breast lift surgery, it’s therefore important to learn about the different types of incisions, as this will impact the type of scars you will have.

Incisions that are made around the areola (donut technique), will result in scars that are a less noticeable than those resulting from the anchor technique, which includes an incision that runs vertically down the breast.

The specific technique used to perform breast lift surgery will depend on the shape and size of the breasts, and the degree of modification that has to be made.

While it’s impossible to expect a scar-free breast lift, a skilled plastic surgeon can minimize the appearance of scars, so be sure to choose your surgeon carefully.

Are you ready to improve the appearance of your breasts with a breast lift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Athens, GA area, Pittman Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

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