Surgical techniques


Surgical techniques for your breast lift

The  breast lift basically consists of repositioning of gland tissue from sagging breast parts upwards to pad out the missing or flat upper part of the breast (known as ‘upper filling’). In addition, the nipple can be moved upwards and excessive skin can be removed. The breast base can be narrowed and the breast can be reshaped in a more round form with central projection. The difference between breast lift and breast reduction is that during the lift gland tissue is not removed, but ‘repositioned’.

Additional correction at your breast can be carried out during the breast lift:

  • Reduction of the areola
  • Optimal positioning of the nipple
  • Tightening and reshaping of the breast
  • Additional stabilisation of the breast shape with the special internal bra

There are two surgical techniques that had have stood the test of time. They differ in incisions, position of scars, and breast shape:

  1. Short-scar breast lift (I-incision technique) with internal bra. This is used for voluminous breasts. The skin and glandular tissue in the lower part of the breast is removed. Skin and volume excess are accurately marked.  The breast is tightened and reshaped through an incision around the areola as well as a vertical incision from the areola to the fold under the breast and sometimes in the fold itself. Some of the excessive skin is used to give the new breast stability like an ‘internal bra’. This internal bra creates a better and more beautiful shape of the new breast and prevents its future sagging. The technique leaves a scar around the nipple and a vertical scar to the fold under the breast. The sensitivity of the nipple and the ability to breast-feed are usually preserved. The surgical technique with internal bra is a special method of breast lift that has the goal to prevent sagging of the operated breast due to the constant effect of gravity.  The development of a sagging breast is prevented.
  2. Breast lift with anchor-shaped scar (T-technique). This surgical method leaves a scar around the nipple and a T-shaped scar in the lower part of the breast. It is suited to particularly large breasts, severely sagging nipples, or poor skin quality (elasticity loss of the skin and fissures of the skin).      
scars after breast lift