Breast Lift (Mastopexy)


A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery that elevates the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening the tissues that surround them to enhance their shape and contour.

What are the options for incisions?

Dr. Goravanchi uses one of the following four types of breast lift surgery incision techniques. The method selected is based on the degree of lifting necessary, as well as your unique skin stretch qualities.


Traditional Mastopexy

This uses an incision similar to the lollipop lift, but with an added crescent-shaped incision along the crease of the breast, forming a shape of an anchor. This is the most invasive of all types, but is very effective for patients with advanced drooping of the breasts.

“Lollipop” Lift

This is also called as Vertical Breast Lift. It uses a doughnut-shaped incision around the areola combined with a vertical incision that goes down to the crease of the breast. Excess skin is trimmed from the sides of the vertical incision and the incision around the areola allows repositioning. Women who have larger breasts can benefit from this type of breast lift surgery.

“Doughnut” Lift

This is also known as the Peri-Areolar or Benelli lift where an incision is made around the perimeter of the areola. This is best for women with only a mild-to-moderate degree of breast sagging.

“Crescent” Lift

Involves an incision placed just along the upper half of the areola. It is occasionally performed with breast augmentation in women with very mild droop. It cannot achieve the same lifting ability as the other techniques.