Your Seattle breast lift procedure will take place on an outpatient basis in our state-licensed surgical center. When you arrive for your procedure, an anesthesiologist will administer either a general (deep sleep) anesthesia or a combination of intravenous sedation and anesthesia, before Dr. Sajan begins your surgery.
There are a variety of incision patterns and techniques that can be used with breast lift surgery. Dr. Sajan will select the incisions and techniques for your procedure based on these factors:
- Degree of breast sagging
- Shape and size of each breast
- Position and size of the areolas
- Amount of extra skin, skin quality and elasticity
The primary incision options for a breast lift include:
With a standard lift, Dr. Sajan will make an anchor-shaped incision, cutting around the areola, down the breast and along the breast crease. This offers a terrific way to improve drooping and sagginess, while elevating and tightening the breast tissue.
This approach involves making incisions exclusively around your nipple and areola. Through those openings, Dr. Sajan can remove some breast tissue, as well as reshape and reposition the areolas. Though this technique is requested by many of our patients for its minimal scarring, it only allows for the removal of a limited amount of tissue. As such, it's not ideal for women with very large breasts or those who suffer from substantial sagging.
The lollipop lift involves an incision around your nipple and areola and a cut that extends down the front of your breast, creating a pattern that looks like a lollipop. A great option for women who need to address a moderate amount of excess breast tissue, this approach results in much less scarring than the standard lift, but allows for more tissue removal than the doughnut mastopexy.
After Dr. Sajan has made the incisions, he will lift the underlying breast tissue and reshape it (to improve firmness and breast contour). He will reposition the nipple and areola to a more natural and youthful height (and may reduce the size of enlarged areolas). Excess breast skin will be removed (a compensation for loss of tissue elasticity). Once these alterations are completed, the remaining skin of each breast is tightened and the incisions are closed.