Are there different types of breast lifts?
My girlfriend had a breast lift last year and was left with a rather large scar. Are there different types of breast lifts that make a scar less noticeable?
Yes! Depending on how saggy your breasts are, there are different "levels" of breast lift that can be done to improve your look. The most scarring is created when breasts hang very low and we want them to be very perky again. If your breasts are not too saggy or if you are ok without them being "all the way up" again, then you can have a lift with less scarring. Also, everybody heals differently. So if your friend has a poorly healed scar, that doesn't necessarily mean that you will heal that way too. Talk to your PS about these concerns and he/she can discuss the realistic expectation with your specific situation. This is something that can only be done effectively with an in-person consultation. Best of luck!
There are! Scarring does depend on the type of lift, as well as scarring tendencies and how much lift is needed. I think the wise pattern (anchor scar) has the most scarring length-wise but there is less tension on any point of that scar, so it tends to heal really well. Also, it allows the most control. The circumareolar (Bonelli) mastopexy places a scar around the areola that is the shortest, but it can flatten the areola and be wide or band-like.
Dr. Jonathan Zelken has 3 Breast augmentation, Breast lift, Tummytuck before & afters: