Options for Breast Lift – Everything You Need to Know

A good bra can lift your breasts, lift your spirits, and elevate your outfit. However, when the bra comes off, many women look in the mirror and don’t like what they see. The truth is that it is completely normal for the breasts to sag over time.

If you want to feel like a million bucks, with or without the support bra, a breast lift at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic may be right for you!

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a cosmetic medical procedure that corrects drooping, sagging, uneven, and misshapen breasts. The procedure can also correct improper nipple placement. During a breast lift, the medical team will trim away the extra tissue and skin, then use the latest medical techniques to lift the breast back into its original position. The procedure is customized to the goals of each woman, so you have many options for breast lift to achieve the look you want. 

In the same way that a facelift is like a time machine for your face, a breast lift restores your breasts to their original, youthful shape. 

Most women choose to have a breast lift after having kids. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are beautiful miracles, but everyone knows that these life changes can make a woman’s body look different. Breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose volume, sag, and for the nipples to start pointing downwards. 

If you want to get your pre-baby body back, it’s time for a breast lift! 

What Are My Options for Breast Lift Techniques?

If you are considering a breast lift, it is important for you to be informed about your options for breast lift styles and techniques. The medical technique used to perform your breast lift will determine the appearance of your final results and if you will have scars that are visible to others. 

You have 6 options for your breast lift: 

1. The Crescent Lift

This technique works best for women who have a small amount of sagging. For this type of procedure, the medical team will make an incision around the top edge of the nipple. The excess skin can be addressed without the need to make further incisions. 

After a crescent lift, female patients report that their scars are invisible. Because the incision is so well hidden around the areola, no one will ever be able to tell that you had a breast lift. 

2. The Donut Lift

The donut lift is an extended version of the crescent lift. Whereas the crescent lift involves an incision going around the top half of the nipple, during a donut lift, the incision is made all around the nipple. The donut technique works best for women who experience a mild to moderate amount of sagging.

Dr. Nadir Qazi normally recommends the donut lift for women who dislike the size or shape of their areolas. If you think your areolas are too large or misshapen, their size and shape can easily be corrected during a donut breast lift. 

The resulting scar runs in a circle around the nipple. This means that the edge of your nipple will disguise the scar, making it very difficult for others to notice. In fact, after you are fully healed, you may not even be able to make out the resulting mark. 

3. The Lollipop Lift

If your breasts experience extensive sagging, the lollipop lift method will be ideal for you. During a lollipop breast lift, the medical team makes an incision around the areola and then continues it down to the fold of the breast. 

This incision is used to access the underlying breast tissue in order to redistribute volume. For most women, it is normal for the breasts to flatten out at the top and become rounded at the bottom. The lollipop lift is specifically designed to correct this shape to return volume to where it should be on the chest. 

Most women who get a lollipop breast lift also need to have their nipple repositioned during the procedure. 

Unlike the crescent and donut options for breast lift techniques, the lollipop lift does not completely hide the incisions. The scars around the nipple will not be visible, but the incision down to the bottom of the breast is harder to hide. Of course, all scars from a breast lift can be hidden by a bikini, but lovers may be able to see a faint white scar even after your breasts completely heal. 

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    4. The Anchor Lift

    This technique works best for women who have extensive sagging. This procedure involves the medical team making an incision around the nipple, down to the fold of the breast, and along the crease. 

    If this type of technique sounds familiar, it may be because the anchor technique is also used in breast reductions, like the procedure that Modern Family star Ariel Winter had. Because the anchor incision technique is so widely performed, it has been thoroughly perfected and is very safe. 

    Because the anchor lift involves multiple incisions on the breast, the scarring will not be as well hidden as it would be with a donut or crescent lift. 

    5. Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation

    For women who want the complete transformation, Dr. Qazi recommends combining a breast lift with breast augmentation. Because implants on their own cannot lift sagging breasts, this combo procedure will rewind the clock on your chest and give you bonus volume to rock any outfit. 

    A breast lift with augmentation is one of the options for breast lift that is most highly recommended for moms who breastfed multiple kids. Because breastfeeding usually depletes the volume of the breasts, as well as changing their shape, a combo procedure can give you back the boobs you had in college. 

    Breast augmentation is one of the most customizable cosmetic procedures. In order to get exactly what you want, it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Qazi. There are so many options for breast implants, so Dr. Qazi can help walk you through how to most effectively balance your frame for natural-looking results

    6. Breast Lift with Breast Reduction

    There are many women out there who want to go up a bra size and many women who want to go down several bra sizes. In the same way that it can be less than fun having a flat chest, it can also be a pain to have an overly large chest. 

    If you are considering a breast reduction procedure, you are in good company. Like Ariel Winter, Drew Barrymore and Queen Latifah have also had breast reduction surgery

    The key to a successful breast reduction is to incorporate a breast lift. During a breast reduction procedure, volume is removed but the shape of the breast and the position of the nipple is left the same. During a breast lift, the size is not changed, but the shape and the nipple position are corrected. It is best to get a combination procedure that allows you to fully transform your chest and achieve both the size and shape that you want. 

    Frequently Asked Questions About Options for Breast Lift

    Dr. Qazi’s expert medical team is highly experienced at performing breast lifts that give patients natural-looking results. For your convenience, the most frequently asked questions about breast lifts have been compiled below. If you have additional questions or would like to discuss your personal goals, please schedule a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. 

    Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?

    A breast lift is one of the most common cosmetic procedures and women who choose to get a breast lift report very high satisfaction rates. According to a study published in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 98% of women who have had breast lifts say that the procedure “met or exceeded” their expectations. 

    The bottom line is that breast lifts are normally highly successful. Women who get the procedure report higher confidence, more enjoyment in the bedroom, and more positive feelings about their bodies. 

    If you want to experience all the benefits of rejuvenating your breasts, then a breast lift may be right for you as well. Whether or not a breast lift is right for you is a question that only you can answer. If you decide to go for it, you’ll probably enjoy the results. 

    What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

    The most important factors regarding your eligibility for a breast lift is the shape and degree of sagging of your breasts, as well your overall health.

    Good candidates for a breast lift experience 1 or more of the following symptoms:

    • The nipples point downward instead of out
    • Breasts are flat at the top and rounded at the bottom
    • Nipples are below or hidden by the crease of the breast
    • The patient has a difficult time finding a bra that fits properly due to breast shape
    • Breasts are asymmetrical 
    • The patient can slide a pencil under the fold of the breast and it stays there
    • General dissatisfaction with the shape of the breasts 

    Ideal candidates should be in overall good health, have the flexibility to take up to a week of work, and be completely done breastfeeding. Certain options for breast lift techniques may impair your ability to breastfeed in the future, so it is best to get a breast lift when you are sure that you are done having kids.

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      Is there a Non-Surgical Option for a Breast Lift?

      There are several non-surgical options for breast lift; the bad news is that none of them are as long-lasting, effective, and transformative as a breast lift procedure. Non-invasive procedures include:

      • Aptos threading – like a version of sugar threading for the breasts
      • Laser treatment
      • Renuvion
      • Dermal fillers
      • Breast Botox injections

      There are non-surgical options for a breast lift, but a true breast lift provides unbeatable results that will last until your bikini top is considered vintage

      How Can I Reduce Scarring After a Breast Lift?

      If you had the anchor or lollipop option for breast lift, then you will have a small amount of scarring. Sadly, anytime an incision is made in the skin during a procedure, there is the risk of scarring. The good news is that new innovations in medical techniques and dressings can help minimize scarring. This can render your scars invisible to the point where you might not even notice them anymore. 

      After your breast lift, Dr. Qazi recommend doing the following to hasten healing and minimize visible scars

      1. Wear your support garment as much as possible to help your body heal. 
      2. Starting 2-3 weeks after your procedure, massage the incisions in a circular motion daily to help with blood flow. 
      3. Use OTC silicone sheets or specialized scar gels to keep the area hydrated and protected. These can only be applied after the incision is healed. 
      4. Drink plenty of water. 
      5. Avoid exposing the treatment area to the sun. Skip the nude beaches until after your scars are completely faded. 

      Have More Questions About Getting a Breast Lift in Newport Beach, CA?

      Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nadir Qazi today! All consultations are no-obligation, so there is no pressure at all. 

      By: Dr. Nadir Qazi

      Dr. Nadir Qazi is a board certified physician specializing in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and an instructor for advanced injections and laser techniques.

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