How extensive is the scar after a breast lift? Are there any techniques to minimize scarring?
There are many different techniques for breast lift, including circumareolar mastopexy which is an incision around the areola or vertical mastopexy which is an incision around the areola and then down vertically. The full Wise pattern or a T-type of mastopexy is an incision around the areola, down vertically and across the breast crease. My tendency is to treat the patient individually. Some people just will not do well with a minimal type of breast lift, while other people will do very well with a minimal type of breast lift. Patients need to come in for consultation or send us photos for us to evaluate that. In terms of scar therapy, we use many different types of scar therapy afterwards including taping the wounds for three months and then treating with different lasers and other scar techniques to really minimize scarring so that after some time the scars do go away to almost nothing.