Top 3 Breast Lift Techniques

Women favour this Plastic surgery is always evolving to ensure patients receive the best possible results and treatment. Over the years, qualified plastic surgeons have developed cutting edge techniques to improve the look and longevity of breast surgery – and breast lift procedures in particular. So join us as we discuss the top 3 cosmetic breast lift surgery techniques.

Benelli Breast Liftbreast lift techniques

Named after the surgeon who pioneered the technique, Dr. Louis Benellito, the Benelli technique involves making an incision only around the aerola. Because of the location, the technical name for this procedure is the “peri-areolar” incision. The Benelli technique is suitable for women with mild to moderate degrees of sagging. Women favour this technique as it can show less obvious scarring than other breast lift surgeries.

Why the Benelli Breast Lift?

Benelli Breast Lifts are one of the most commonly requested breast procedures. They can give excellent shaping results and have the most minimally invasive incision. Further, the technique is popular to create moderate firming, lifting and shaping to breasts without adding additional volume. Skilled surgeons using this technique use the natural breast tissue that is already present. They tighten and reshape the breasts for a more balanced and youthful contour.

The minimal scarring involved with the Benelli technique makes it popular for patients. The scarring blends in well with the areola and isn’t as visible in swimwear and underwear. It also allows surgeons to reshape areolas so they are more symmetrical and to create an increase or decrease of the areola size.

The Drawbacks of the Benelli Breast Lift

This procedure is not recommended for dramatic changes to large breasts or those with prominent drooping. Further, if performed by an unqualified plastic surgeon, the Benelli technique can result in a flattening of the breast and enlarged areolas.

breast lift techniquesThe Anchor Breast Lift

The anchor incision is characterised by an incision that goes around the perimeter of the areola and then vertically down to the breast crease. From there, the incision runs horizontally along the breast crease, forming the anchor shape. Compared to the other two breast lift procedures, this technique produces the most scarring.

Should I Get an Anchor Breast Lift?

The anchor breast lift is suitable for women with severe degrees of sagging who cannot be helped sufficiently by other, less invasive, techniques. Further, it provides the most significant loss and removal of excess skin. The anchor incision allows a surgeon to elevate the breasts to a higher position and appear firmer.

It is an excellent option for breasts with severe ptosis and flaccid breast tissue with poor skin elasticity. The anchor gives optimal access to underlying tissue during surgery.

The Drawbacks of the Anchor Incision Breast Lift

While the anchor incision is the oldest technique for breast lift surgery and is often used in conjunction with breast reduction, it also has the most visible scarring. The scars are often apparent even with underwear and swimwear.

breast lift techniquesLeJour Mastopexy

A surgeon uses the the Le Jour technique to make an incision around the perimeter of the areola and then vertically down to the breast crease. This forms the “Lollipop” look that characterises this technique. Named after professor Madeleine Le Jour who popularised it, surgeons consider this technique a form of keyhole incision. This technique produces the best possible breast shape of the three popular techniques with a better appearance to the vertical scar.

Do I Need a LeJour Breast Lift?

The LeJour breast lift is popular for medium and large breasts with moderate to severe ptosis. It produces excellent results and highly qualified plastic surgeons across the globe perform this technique. Considered the moderate approach to breast lift surgery, it allows the surgeon to move the nipple to a higher, more natural, anatomical placement.

Are There Drawbacks to the LeJour Procedure?

The LeJour technique is definitely more invasive and complicated than the Benelli incision. The vertical incision that removes excess skin and draws the remaining tissue together can form more scarring and be more noticeable. However, it is far less invasive than the anchor procedure.

Dr Drielsma prides himself on improving all aspects of your appearance and emotional and physical comfort. Excited to reclaim your younger, perkier looking breasts? Contact Dr Drielsma today for more information or to book your appointment! Dr Drielsma is happy to discuss the best breast lift technique for your surgery goals.